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 firstname.lastname@example.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.