History of Medicine

Historical research at HSLS is supported by the History of Medicine collection which is available to circulate and the Rare Books and Special Collections available for use within the library.

History of Medicine includes more than 10,000 secondary sources in the historical aspects of health professions, medical education and research, military medicine and ethics, diseases, development of drugs and therapies, hospital care, epidemiology, substance abuse, and medical care and policy. Rare Books and Special Collections includes more than 8,000 rare medical books, manuscripts, as well as print and unique materials related to local medical research.