United States National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health

Especially for Teachers and Students

NLM historical collections of material related to health and disease are among the richest in the world.  We have precious old books and manuscripts, historical prints and photographs, and historical films and videos. The collection includes an Arabic manuscript on gastrointestinal disease completed in 1094, and handwritten letters from such notable figures as Louis Pasteur and Florence Nightingale. On the Profiles in Science database, view the personal papers of Nobel Prize-winning scientist, Joshua Lederberg, among others.

Last reviewed: 07 August 2008
Last updated: 07 August 2008
First published: 30 April 2004
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