Guide to Collections Relating to the History of Artificial Internal Organs

museums, archives and libraries

Bakken Library and Museum

Canada Science and Technology Museum

Deutsches Hygiene-Museum

Deutsches Medizinhistorisches Museum

DeWitt Stetten Jr. Museum of Medical Research

Dittrick Medical History Center

Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences

International Center for Artificial Organs and Transplantation

International Center for Medical Technologies

International Museum of Surgical Science

John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center

Mayo Foundation Archives, Mayo Clinic

Medical History Museum of the University of Copenhagen

Medical History Museum of the University of Zurich

Medicinhistoriska Museet

Minnesota Historical Society

Museu Nacional de Historia da Medicina

Museum Boerhaave

Museum of Health Care at Kingston

Mutter Museum

National Library of Medicine

National Museum of American History

National Museum of Health and Medicine

Science Museum (London)

Semmelweis Medical Historical Museum, Library and Archives

Thackray Museum

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Medical Museum

University of Utah, Marriott Library, Special Collections

University of Washington

Vanderbilt University

Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine

Museums, Archives and Libraries

Historical collections relating to artificial organ developments include artifact, library and archival collections held in repositories throughout the world. Some of these repositories specialize in the history of the health sciences, while others may have larger institutional mandates but hold important medical history collections. Scientists may have deposited their laboratory papers in their university archives and/or perhaps donated their early prototypes and equipment to nearby medical museums. While this listing is by no means exhaustive, it serves to draw attention to the growing number of collections related to artificial organ history available to researchers. In the future, it is expected that additional related materials held in museums, libraries and archives will be identified and included in this publication.

For the most part, collections held in museums, libraries and archives are readily available to scholars. Research access and usage policies may vary from repository to repository. Interested researchers should get in touch with the contact person for more details about the materials relating to artificial organ history. Curators, librarians and archivists, who have contributed information to this guide, welcome scholars interested in studying their collections.

Last reviewed: 27 August 2008
Last updated: 02 March 2007
First published: 01 March 2002
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