Remote Services Available!

The Center for the History of Medicine’s reading room is currently closed due to COVID-19, but staff continue to provide remote support. Please contact for more information.

Center staff provide the following services:
  • Comprehensive consultations online (Zoom) or phone
  • Support for students, researchers and faculty during online office hours. (Please sign up in advance and a link will be provided.)
  • Assistance with making arrangements for future visits and projects.  
Online Resources:

Start your research remotely with the help of our collections’ online finding aids and LibGuides. Other useful digital resources include:

  • OnView: The Center’s primary portal to digitized content and exhibits
  • Medical Heritage Library: Online access to thousands of rare books, journals, pamphlets, and other items digitized as part of the Medical Heritage Library, Inc.’s consortium
  • Dataverse: Research data available from Center collections
  • Colonial North America: Digitized manuscripts from 17th- and 18th-century North America, including primary resources related to science, medicine, and health
  • New! Fredrick Stare papers: In collaboration with the University of California, San Francisco, the professional papers of Fredrick Stare, the founder of the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public health, are online

For even more open access resources provided through Harvard Library, please check this growing list.

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