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Historical Collections

The Medicine Collection

MedicineThe Medicine Collection is the largest book collection in HSHSL's Historical Collections. It includes texts from across the various medical specialties, with holdings in a variety of languages and across several chronological periods. Additionally, the collection includes volumes written by University founders, faculty, and alumni, including John B. Davidge, James Cocke, Nathaniel Potter, Nathan Ryno Smith, Robley Dunglison, and John Ruhräh.

The collection includes volumes acquired by the first medical librarian, Dr. Eugene F. Cordell from 1903 to 1913; Dr. Eduard Uhlenhuth's anatomical collection, received sometime after his death in 1961; Dr. John E. Savage, School of Medicine Class of 1932, donation in 1979; and the Dr. Milford M. Foxwell, School of Medicine Class of 1980, donation in 2020.

The Medicine Collection continues to grow through donations and transfers from the Library's circulating collection.




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To search the collection use the Library Catalog.

Some books have been digitized in the UMB Digital Archive.