About the Center for the History of Medicine

By , May 8, 2009

The Center for the History of Medicine is one of the world’s leading collections in the history of health care and medicine, attracting researchers from around the world to consult its rare books and journals, archives and manuscripts, photographs and prints, and art and artifact collections.

The basis of the Center is the belief that the history of medicine should play a critical role in informing contemporary medicine, at the same time that it informs our understanding of the larger society within which medicine is embedded.

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4 Responses to “About the Center for the History of Medicine”

  1. John Vitale says:

    I have the original picture. Ranstrom was an orderly and buried at sea on May 22nd 1900. From the photo album of Chas. F. Austin. I’m curious if the diary was his and if it is available via the internet. CF Austin was a male nurse graduating from Bellvue Oct.4, 1899. I hold his diploma. My Grandfather.

  2. Kathleen Hubert says:


    I was wondering if you accept guest post for your blog. If you do, I would like to submit a few. I’m a recent college graduate, with an English major, looking to build out my portfolio. I can write on a wide variety of topics and am sure you would be happy with the quality. Please email me back if you are interested. Thank you for your time.

    – Kathleen Hubert

  3. Health says:

    This is a great collection of health care history.

  4. Ellen Ruskowski says:

    I believe my Grandmother might be in the photo. It would be wonderful to get a copy and a list of names. I have a few of her nursing books that I would love to donate.

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