Medical Heritage Library

Edward Jenner, Cow Pox (1798)Several large history of medicine libraries in the U.S. have begun a collaborative digital project called The Medical Heritage Library, as described in their blog:

The Medical Heritage Library promotes open access to historical resources in medicine, with 8,500 volumes currently available and more being added on an almost daily basis.

Medical Heritage Library partners are currently scanning history of medicine printed materials using a grant from the Sloan Foundation and Open Knowledge Commons. Files are currently being deposited in the Internet Archive, accessed here:


Digitized books in the history of medicine that are available in high resolution from the OU Online Galleries include the following:

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