Located on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, it has been a center of information innovation since its founding in 1836. NLM maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics that are searched billions of times each year by millions of people around the globe.
NLM’s History of Medicine Division collects, preserves, makes available, and interprets one of the world’s richest collections of historical material related to human health and disease for diverse audiences. Holdings include pre-1914 books, pre-1871 journals, archives and modern manuscripts, medieval and Islamic manuscripts, a collection of printed books, manuscripts, and visual material in Japanese, Chinese, and Korean; historical prints, photographs, films, and videos; pamphlets, dissertations, theses, college catalogs, and government documents.
We hope you’ll enjoy the initial collection and contribute your knowledge to help build and document the history of mankind.