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 collections, one of the largest in this field in the United States and open to the public since 1878.

The Library is currently closed to readers and visitors. To speak with a librarian, please call (212) 822-7315 or email library@nyam.org. When we are able to accept visits, 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. 

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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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