Center for the History of Medicine, Countway Library of Medicine

Institution Profile

The Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine at the Center for the History of Medicine is located in Boston, MA. Founded in 1965, the Countway Library is one of the largest medical libraries in the world.

Description of Digitized Collections

In the spring and summer of 2013, a variety of visual materials recounting the history of medicine was digitized. Materials include the Salpetriere Hospital glass plate negatives, which depict patients from the Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris, France from around 1880 to 1942, as well as the Mendicant collection (ephemera), Warren Museum lantern slides, and Bigelow anatomical watercolors.

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