Have you considered doing some preliminary research through our partners’ digital resources? We’ll be doing ‘quick hit’ blog posts over the next few weeks to point out digitized collections you might find handy!
The Medical Heritage Library is an online digital collaborative made up of leading medical libraries in the United States, Canada, and the UK (including the Center for the History of Medicine, one of our partners this summer). You can see a full list of partners on the project’s website here. The Medical Heritage Library is freely available — and searchable — via the Internet Archive and includes books, pamphlets, broadsides, serials, audio and video material covering a wide variety of topics in medical history including balneology, psychiatry, psychology, criminology, legal medicine, biology, pathology, and physiology. You can also search the collection using the full-text search tool.
If you have questions about the MHL, you can direct them to Seminar Archivist Hanna Clutterbuck-Cook (she is )also Project Co-ordinator for the Medical Heritage Library!)