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Jean & Alexander Heard Libraries

Special Collections
and University Archives

History of Medicine Collections

History of Medicine Collections at Eskind Biomedical Library

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The History of Medicine Collections are located on the third floor of the newly renovated Eskind Biomedical Library, adjacent to Vanderbilt Hospital on the university campus. We’re open to the public 8:30am-5pm Monday through Friday, but please contact us ahead of time if you have specific research needs.

Collections

The History of Medicine Collections at EBL curates, preserves, and provides access to rare books, manuscripts, photographs, artifacts, and other materials covering the history of medicine since 1500. The collection's strengths include the history of nutrition, surgery, anatomy, and pediatrics, as well as the history of Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Choose any of the links below to browse archival collections, or search the Library Catalog to find our rare books.

Featured Exhibits

Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine Exhibit

Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine

Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons Exhibit

Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons

Creating Our Future in the Information Age Exhibit

Creating Our Future in the Information Age

History of Cardiac Surgery

History of Cardiac Surgery

Online Images and Biographies

Online Images and Biographies

VUMC Through Time

VUMC Through Time: A Photographic Archive