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Medical Heritage Library

The Medical Heritage Library (MHL), a digital curation collaborative among some of the world’s leading medical libraries, promotes free and open access to quality historical resources in medicine. Our goal is to provide the means by which readers and scholars across a multitude of disciplines can examine the interrelated nature of medicine and society, both to inform contemporary medicine and strengthen understanding of the world in which we live. The MHL’s growing collection of digitized medical rare books, pamphlets, journals, and films number in the tens of thousands, with representative works from each of the past six centuries, all of which are available here through the Internet Archive.

Countway was one of the original founders for this project along with Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library at Columbia University, The College of Physicians of PhiladelphiaThe Cushing/Whitney Medical Library at Yale University, the U.S. National Library of Medicine, and the Wellcome Library.


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Scott H. Podolsky, M.D.
Chair, Scholarly Advisory Committee

Emily Novak-Gustainis
Co-Chair, Governance Committee

Melissa Grafe
Co-Chair, Governance Committee

Hanna Clutterbuck
MHL Coordinator