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History of Medicine Resources

Resources from the RLML, IU and the web.

Welcome To the Leo J. McCarthy History of Medicine Room


The Ruth Lilly Medical Library Historical Collections is more than just books.

It includes:

  • Books from the 15th Century on - mainly on the practice of medicine & anatomy
  • Journals from early Indiana Medical times (19th & 20th Century)
  • Surgical Instruments from the American Civil War period to the present
  • Doctors bags from the American Civil War to the present
  • Microscopes from the 20th Century
  • Indiana University School of Medicine Medical Student Composites
  • Arbutus: yearbook of Indiana University

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