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Arabic & Persian Manuscripts

This digitized collection of selected volumes of medical books and manuscripts, dating from 1300 to 1921, is drawn from the Medical Historical... Read more

Bert Hansen Collection

The Bert Hansen Collection of Medicine and Public Health in Popular Graphic Art includes over 1200 images and items produced between 1850 and 2010... Read more


Bookplates are usually considered just a sign of ownership, but many are works of art in their own right. This collection contains American,... Read more

Civil War Photographs

One hundred and fifty years ago, the Civil War raged throughout the United States, creating thousands of casualties. The collection is composed of... Read more

George E. Palade Slides

The images in this collection are derived from high resolution scans of glass 3.25 X 4 inch "lantern slides" that were part of a large collection... Read more

Harvey Cushing Photographs

The Medical Historical Library holds the largest existing collection of photographs of Harvey Cushing. The images span Cushing's life from his... Read more

Lam Qua Paintings

The collection is composed of portraits commissioned by Peter Parker of men, women, and children of a variety of ages and at various stages in the... Read more

Medical & Scientific Incunables

The Medical Historical Library contains over 300 medical and scientific incunabula, which are books, broadsides, and pamphlets printed before 1501... Read more

Medical Heritage Library

The Medical Heritage Library is a growing digital collection that promotes free and open access to quality historical resources in medicine. There... Read more

Medical Historical Posters

This collection of historical medical posters brings together various works included in gifts and bequests of Yale Medical faculty Clements C. Fry... Read more

Medical Instruments

This is a large collection of antique medical instruments and related objects acquired over the years entirely through donation. Many of the... Read more

Medieval Manuscripts

This collection of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts contains early medical and scientific knowledge on a variety of topics, including surgery... Read more

Pathology Teaching Collection

Medical illustration has a long history. For over two thousand years, such illustrations have been used to document and explain anatomy and... Read more

Peter Parker Papers

Peter Parker specialized in treating diseases of the eye, particularly cataracts, but also performed general surgical operations including the... Read more


This collection of postcards from the Historical Library features medical institutions in Connecticut: general hospitals, private hospitals,... Read more

Prints and Drawings

The Prints and Drawings collection shows how artists have portrayed issues and events related to health and medicine over six centuries. It is one... Read more

Salpêtrière Photographs

The Iconographie photographique de la Salpêtrière (1876-80) is a landmark publication in medical photography. This collection of texts and... Read more

School of Nursing Collection

This collection contains alumni newsletters, magazines, digital theses, and images. There are more items from this collection that are not online... Read more

Tobacco Advertising

For well over a century, the tobacco industry has been selling smoke in America and abroad: marketing the very idea of smoking with the slick and... Read more

YSM Photographs

Photographs of Yale School of Medicine classes and reunions. There are more items from this collection that are not online. Please see the library... Read more

YSM Theses

Starting with the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) graduating class of 2002, the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library and YSM Office of Student Research... Read more