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Historical Collections

  • Books and Journals

    NLM pre-1914 books and serials, pre-1871 journals, and pamphlets and dissertations.

  • Archives and Manuscripts

    Archive and modern manuscript collections and Western and Islamic manuscripts, from the 11th century to the present.

  • Prints and Photographs

    Images illustrating the social and historical aspects of medicine.

  • Films and Videos

    Films and video recordings documenting the history of medicine.

  • Digital Collections

    Selected digitized material from NLM historical collections, covering a spectrum of centuries and cultures.

Last reviewed: 19 August 2008
Last updated: 10 January 2007
First published: 22 April 2004
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