The Kristaps J. Keggi Vietnam War service collection, recently donated to the Historical Medical Library, contains the complete correspondence between Dr. Kristaps J. Keggi and his wife, Julie, during his time as a surgeon in the Vietnam War. The materials were all donated by Dr. Keggi, the current Elihu Professor in Orthopedics at Yale School of Medicine. The scope of the collection—personal... Read More
AccessMedicine is an innovative online resource that provides students, residents, clinicians, researchers, and health professionals with access to more than 75 medical titles in medicine, thousands of images and illustrations, interactive self-assessment, case files, time-saving diagnostic and point-of-care tools, a comprehensive search platform, and the ability to view from and download content... Read More
The Medical Historical Library’s digital collection includes School of Medicine photographs, portraits of 16th Century anatomist Andreas Vesalius, Harvey Cushing, and others, medical and surgical instruments, prints, posters, and drawings, and much more! Recently, thousands of medical works from the 19th and early 20th centuries have been added to the Medical Heritage Library, an online resource... Read More
After a complete remodeling, the Medical Historical Library's office and new secure reading room is officially open. Our new public hours will be from 10-noon, and 1-4:30, Monday through Friday.
This project caps a larger Historical Library renovation, beginning several years ago with an overhaul of the Medical Historical locked stacks and work areas. New environmental controls and security... Read More
Wayne Seese U.S.A. 1918-1980
The Crack Up, c.1946
Bequest of Clements C. Fry 1955
“Combat Art,” created by designated soldier artists, was widely exhibited during World War II and also illustrated popular publications such as LIFE magazine.
Clements C. Fry, Yale psychiatrist and collector, purchased this drawing in 1946 after having seen it in an exhibition in ... Read More
A Great New Resource to Try!
ClinicalKey includes all of this and more:
Medical and Surgical Clinics of North America
First Consult point-of-care clinical monographs
Procedures Consult content and associated videos
Clinical Pharmacology drug monographs
More medical and surgical journals and books
And over 9,000 medical and surgical videos
Here’s how to use it:
Add your topic in the search box... Read More
In January 2013, the Medical Historical Library acquired a collection of over 2600 international public health and safety posters from 56 countries. Topics include maternal and child health, anti-drug and tobacco campaigns, breastfeeding, clean water, prevention of diseases such as malaria and polio, and accident prevention and safety. Kenya, The Netherlands, Oman, France, and Germany are... Read More
Howard Scott U.S.A. 1902-1983
We Still Have a Big Job to Do! 1943
U.S. Government Printing Office for the U.S. Navy, Industrial Incentive Division
Purchased through the John F. Fulton Fund 2012
During World War II, the Industrial Incentive Division of the U.S. Navy sought to improve morale among workers in U.S. industrial plants by emphasizing the importance of the plant’s products in the... Read More
Stop in the library to see Together, We Remember, an exhibit to commemorate Black History Month prepared by the Student Medical Association. This special exhibit examines how slaves became health care workers, covering slave medicine to the established Contraband Hospital:
Slave Medicine focuses on how slaves would tend to their own medical issues using many herbal remedies that have influences... Read More
On view in the Library Corridor
Selections from the Collection of Prints and Drawings and the Historical Medical Poster Collection
Eyewitness renderings of medicine in the field during World War I and World War II, together with posters from various wartime agencies, show part of the war experience and its effect on individuals.