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Center for the History of Medicine

Enabling the history of medicine to inform contemporary medicine and society

The Center for the History of Medicine (CHoM) enables the history of medicine to inform contemporary medicine and deepens our understanding of the society in which medicine is embedded. Its activities, from public programs, exhibits, collection curation and development, academic endeavors, and research are directed to a diverse audience of health professionals, students and academic researchers, and the general public. One of the world's leading centers for the study of the history of health and medicine, CHoM attracts a global audience of researchers to its collections of rare books, journals, archives, manuscripts, photographs, prints, art, and artifact collections.

Visit our online digital collections site, OnView, to browse digital exhibits, documents, photographs, museum objects, and more.

Visit our blog to learn more about collections, events, and initiatives; follow us on Twitter @HarvardHistMed; and join our Mailing List.