Center for the History of Medicine


Center for the History of Medicine

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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. Yet the basis of the Center, residing at the heart of Harvard Medical School, rests squarely in 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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