About

The Center for the History of Medicine and Public Health, which includes the Library, promotes the scholarly and public understanding of the history of medicine and public health and the history of the book. Established in 2012, the Center aims to build bridges among an interdisciplinary community of scholars, educators, clinicians, curatorial and conservation professionals, and the general public. The Center’s Library is one of the largest medical collections in the United States open to the general public, to whom it has been available since 1878.

The Library is open Tuesday to Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m, by appointment. Contact a librarian by calling (212) 822-7315 or emailing library@nyam.org. For our historical collection, call (212) 822-7313 or email history@nyam.org.

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  1. I’m thrilled that we’ve crossed paths! I have an MSW and have practiced in medical social work since 1997 in the Philadelphia area. The primary populations I serve are adults and geriatrics. My primary medical focus areas srarted out in oncology, neurology, and now I work in a beautiful inpatient hospice. Given my love of history…particularly using history for context of any biopsychosocial issue past or present, I find your site, your work to be a gem! I will be spreading the word and Following! Thanks:-)

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