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History of Medicine Collection
The Library’s History of Medicine collection covers the historical aspects of health care, with a focus on Texas and the United States. It includes online resources as well as resources in the Library.
For questions or for assistance in use of the collection, contact Bill Maina, Archivist and History of Medicine Librarian, at 214-648-2629 or by email. In his absence, contact Library Administration at 214-648-2626.
The most interesting images—mostly photographs—from the Library's Archives and History of Medicine collections have been digitized. Three digital collections are available:
- Dallas Medical Images, 1890-1975
Contains about 300 searchable images of people, events and institutions (except UT Southwestern, covered in "UT Southwestern Images") illustrating Dallas medical history.
- Medical Milestones in Dallas, 1890-1975
Displays 60 choice photos--in chronological order--which highlight the development of medicine in Dallas.
- UT Southwestern Images, 1943-Present
Contains 550+ searchable images illustrating the history of The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.
The Library's electronic journals and ebooks collection contains many titles relevant to the history of medicine.
PDF file of this 1951 Master of Arts thesis by Mary Louise Giles.
This database contains citations to obituaries of Texas physicians who died between approximately 1905 and 1966.
This web page has links to other online history of medicine resources.
The book collection contains primary and secondary resource books. Primary resource books are those which—through their groundbreaking content—have influenced the development of medicine and health care. Secondary resource books are descriptive, presenting discoveries, individuals, institutions and events which have played a role in the evolution of health care. Use the Library's online catalog to identify books on your desired topic, or consult the Archives and History of Medicine Librarian, Bill Maina at 214-648-2629.
The Library owns a small collection of artifacts, most dating from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. Examples include microscopes, boxed sets of surgical instruments, pharmaceutical containers, and medicine kits. Photos of two categories of artifacts can be found on the Library web site:
The Library has a small group of files of clippings and miscellaneous documents. The files cover:
- Dallas and Texas medical history
- Illustrations of medical instruments
Medical journals from the late 1800s and early 1900s are housed in the History of Medicine area. Search the Library’s online catalog by the title of the desired journal to learn if the Library owns it.
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