Northern Centre for the History of Medicine and Medical Humanities


The Centre is further supported by excellent Library resources. The Durham University Library has large research collections in History of Medicine and in History and Philosophy of Science. Moreover, its Kellett Collection has a unique collection of books and other materials relating to early modern anatomy and surgery.

Newcastle's Robinson Library has an excellent research collection in History of Medicine (especially Ancient Medicine) and prides itself on two special collections:

  • the Pybus Collection, a rich collection of historical medical works from the 16th century onwards, engravings, letters, portraits and busts
  • the Medical Collection, a large collection of 18th- and 19th- century medical works.
  • the Robinson Library's guide to medical collections
  • the 1st Northern General Hospital exhibition, a past exhibition available through the Robinson Library
  • the University Library's 'Treasure of the Month' often includes items of interest for the History of Medicine, including Pybus' early account of Lucozade
  • the Sir Liam Donaldson Collection, a collection of papers and photographs of the 15th Chief Medical Officer of England
  • Collections Captured, images from Newcastle University's Special Collections

Disclaimer: The Northern Centre for the History of Medicine does not assume any responsibility for information obtained beyond this point. All hyperlinks accessible below are outside of our domain.

Internet resources in History of Medicine

History of Medicine Journals

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