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Research Inquiries

Research Inquiries

Staff members of the Center respond to letter, fax, e-mail, and telephone requests for information. Members of the staff provide full reference desk services to the members of the Harvard medical community, Harvard University, the Boston Medical Library, the Massachusetts Medical Society, and the general public. 

We assist in locating library materials and with specific information in the history of medicine and Harvard Medical School, bibliographic instruction, identification of publications and citations, verification of information, obtaining information on holdings at this and other institutions, and tours of the collection.  Research and reference inquiries may be submitted to:

Countway Library of Medicine
Center for the History of Medicine
10 Shattuck Street
Boston, MA 02115

Phone: 617.432.2170
Fax: 617-432-4737
email: chm@hms.harvard.edu