The Center for the History of Medicine
Center objects featured in newly opened “Body of Knowledge” exhibit
Forty-five artifacts, anatomical preparations, rare books, manuscripts, and art works from the Center of the History of Medicine’s Warren Anatomical Museum, Harvard Medical Library and Boston Medical Library collections are now on display in a new exhibit at Harvard’s Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments. The new exhibit, entitled Body of Knowledge: A History of Anatomy [...] More ...
Introducing the Strong Medicine Project Coordinator
We are happy to welcome Joan Ilacqua as Project Coordinator for the Center’s efforts to capture, preserve, and share the stories and reflections of the medical community’s experiences of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing and its aftermath. Q. Why did you join the Center’s Strong Medicine initiative? A. I became involved with Strong Medicine not [...] More ...
Manfred L. Karnovsky Papers Open to Research
The Center for the History of Medicine is pleased to announce the opening of the Manfred L. Karnovsky papers, 1925-1998. Karnovsky (1918-1999) was Harold T. White Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology Emeritus at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. Throughout his career, his research focused on multiple areas of biological chemistry, particularly the biochemistry [...] More ...
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