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Browse digital exhibits, documents,
photographs, museum objects, and more.


OnView is the Center for the History of Medicine's online collections site. Visit OnView to browse digital exhibits, documents, photographs, museum objects, and more. As of November 3, 2014, we've made over 1,862 images available from over 123 collections. To view a list of collections for which content is available, browse the site's collection tree or explore the Center's online exhibits, which include examinations of how the sick and wounded were cared for during the United States Civil War, an extensive selection of anatomical teaching watercolors created as a result of the partnership between Harvard Medical School Professor of Surgery Henry Jacob Bigelow and artist Oscar Wallis, Center for the History of Medicine collections appearing in the 2014 exhibit Body of Knowledge, A History of Anatomy, and exhibits dedicated to specific Harvard Medical School luminaries, including Mary Ellen Avery, Grete L. Bibring, Maxwell Finland, Alan Guttmacher, Elizabeth D. Hay, Oliver Wendell Homes, Joseph E. Murray, Lynn M. ReidJohn Charles RockAbraham Stone, and Benjamin Waterhouse

OnView also is the home Strong Medicine, a Center for the History of Medicine initiative to capture and share stories, images, and communications from the Boston medical community's experience of the Boston Marathon bombing of April 15, 2013 and its aftermath.

We invite you to take a look, as well as participate in helping make our collections accessible. Sign up for a Scripto account and help us transcribe digitized items from our manuscript and archival collections.