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MHL Collaborators

The MHL seeks collaborations with libraries and special collections repositories, with scholars, and with users and prospective users of the MHL.

There are currently 22 library collaborators. Representatives of principal collaborators contribute time and funds to acheive MHL objectives; representaives meet regularly to set goals and ensure that objectives are met. Principal collaborators include:

  • Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library at Columbia University and Columbia
  • University Libraries/Information Services
  • The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
  • Cushing/Whitney Medical Library at Yale University
  • Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine (an alliance of the Boston Medical Library and the Harvard Medical Library) at Harvard University
  • U. S. National Library of Medicine
  • The New York Academy of Medicine
  • Welch Medical Library, Library of the Institute of the History of Medicine, and the Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
  • Wellcome Library


Content contributors digitize materials and deposit them in the MHL's collection in the Internet Archive. Content contributors include:

  • Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, the Founding Campus
  • History of Modern Biomedicine Research Group, Queen Mary University of London
  • Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • U.S. National Institutes of Health Library
  • Otis Historical Archives, National Museum of Health and Medicine
  • Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University
  • University Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library, Emory University
  • Rudolph Matas Health Sciences Library, Tulane University
  • United States Navy’s Bureau of Medicine and Surgery’s Office of Medical History
  • University of Toronto, Gerstein Science Information Centre
  • University of Toronto, Dentistry Library (Harry R. Abbott)
  • University of California, San Francisco, Legacy Tobacco Documents Library
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, Library of the Health Sciences, Special Collections
  • Weill-Cornell Medical Center Archives, Cornell University

MHL contributors promote use of the MHL collection. Contributors include:

  • The Bakken Museum
  • The Chemical Heritage Foundation

The MHL is guided by a Scholarly Advisory Committee that includes scholars, research librarians, and health care professionals interested in history, anthropology, medicine, gender studies, and the digital humanities. Members include:

  • Emily Abel Professor Emerita, Health Policy and Management, and Women’s Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
  • James Colgrove, Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences and Deputy Chair for Masters Programs of Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
  • Michelle DiMeo, Chemical Heritage Foundation, Allington Fellow
  • Janet Golden, Professor of History, Rutgers University
  • Jeremy Greene, Associate Professor, Elizabeth Treide and A. McGehee Harvey, Chair in the History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University
  • Gregory Higby, Director, American Institute of the History of Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Lori Jahnke, Anthropology Librarian, Emory University
  • Judith Leavitt, Rupple Bascom and Ruth Bleier Professor Emerita, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Scott Podolsky, Associate Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine; Director of Center for the History of Medicine, Harvard University
  • Sally Romano, Resident, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Charles Rosenberg, Professor of the History of Science, Harvard University
  • Jennifer Tucker, Associate Professor of History, Science in Society, and Feminist, Gender, Sexuality Studies, Wesleyan University
  • William Turkel, Associate Professor of History, University of Western Ontario


The MHL regularly surveys its users and potential users, attends professional association meets, presents on the MHL resources, and conducts demonstrations. Please contact the MHL if you know of an opportiunity for MHL representatives to engage with users.