The Center for the History of Medicine and Public Health, part of the Academy Library, promotes the scholarly and public understanding of the history of medicine and public health. Established in 2012, the Center aims to build bridges among an interdisciplinary community of scholars, educators, clinicians, curators, and the general public. The Center bases its work on the Library’s historical medical collections, one of the largest in the United States, open to the public since 1878.
To consult the collections, contact a librarian by calling (212) 822-7315 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The Library is open by appointment Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., and Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:45 p.m.