About the History of Medicine Collection
The History of Medicine Collection reflects a broad understanding of the history of medicine and medical thought and practice from the earliest times, and in different societies and cultures around the world. It is primarily a print collection and contains materials published from 1850 to the present day. It also includes a growing number of electronic resources such as e-books, online journals and archived websites.
The collection is international in terms of both subjects and origin of materials. It covers the history of all aspects of medical science and practice, as well as other related fields of science, social sciences, arts and humanities. Medical topics include:
- anatomy and physiology
- medical education and the medical professions
- medical technologies and procedures
- public health
- services and organisations
- specific diseases
Other related subjects include:
- food and cookery
- history and philosophy of science
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A substantial collection of biographical and autobiographical works about medical and scientific figures forms part of the History of Medicine Collection. There are also biographies of famous patients and accounts of patients’ experiences of illness.
Accessing the History of Medicine Collection
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Materials from the History of Medicine Collection can be obtained from the open shelves in the Library and by request from closed stores. You can use the catalogue to request items from the closed stores in advance of your visit to the Library.
Learn more about request and delivery services in the Library
For more information, contact Library Enquiries: email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +44 (0)20 7611 8722 during Library opening hours.