WHSC Library Collection Highlights the History of Medicine

The Past is Present: Medical History highlights from the WHSC Library collections

Now on display at the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library are highlights from the history of medicine collections, in print and electronic format. Primary historical works as well as modern approaches to historical topics are featured in this selection of books on medical history, a field that explores the drama, mystery, and personalities involved in the struggle against disease.  From social and cultural history to the evolution of technologies, therapies, and bodies of knowledge, our understanding of the healing arts and the scientific process is enriched by an engagement with medical history — learning and thinking about the past can inform future efforts toward improving human health and wellness.

Some eBook highlights from the collection can be found at the following links:

Learn more about the display at the collection’s webpage The Past is Present: Medical History and visit the WHSC Library to check out the print materials in this collection.

Looking for something else to read? Search the catalog, Library Search to find print books, eBooks, and more.