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Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions
Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library
University of Cincinnati

Archive; Library; Museum
231 Albert Sabin Way
Cincinnati, Ohio 45267-0574
United States
Doris Haag, Manager
(513) 558-5123
1 513-558-5120
Fax: (513) 558-0472

The historical library and museum, established at the Cincinnati Medical Heritage Center in 1974, includes collections dating from the merger of the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine Library, the Cincinnati General Hospital Library, the College of Pharmacy, and private collections of David Tucker, Reuben Dimond Mussey, and others. The Mussey collection contains over 4,000 volumes and originated at the Medical College of Ohio. This collection is an intact working medical library of the early 19th century, comprising what the practitioner and student of that era used for study. The major strengths of the combined collections are: anatomy, physiology, materia medica, obstetrics, surgery, dermatology, and otology; more specifically, cholera, Civil War medicine, midwifery, eclectic, botanic, and homeopathic works, medical education in the 19th century West, and polio. The center also contains archives, photographs, medical artifacts and art works, as well as a video oral history collection of local physicians and scientists. SERVICES: Reference assistance in person, by phone, mail, and email. Interlibrary loans limited. Photocopying provided at cost.


Collection includes 40,000 volumes; 2 incunabula; 5,000 photographs; 1,500 medical instruments; 51 oral history videotapes; 150 diplomas; pre-Columbian and modern art collection; 5,000+ pamphlets; 1,637 linear feet of archives and manuscripts; hospital patient records from 1837 to 1881; a replica of a 15th century pharmacy (the 109-jar exhibit was first shown at the Paris Exposition in 1899.) Archive and manuscript collections include papers of Daniel Drake, Christian R. Holmes, Robert A. Kehoe, Leland Clark, Albert B. Sabin, and others.

1. Alexander, J
2. Altemeier, William
3. Aring, Charles
4. Barrett, Charles
5. Bean, William
6. Berry, Helen
7. Blankenhorn, David
8. Block, Stanley
9. Bridenbaugh, Phillip
10. Coles, Robert
11. Cook, Jack
12. Daniels, Robert
13. Donaldson, Virginia
14. Eckstein, Gustav
15. Felson, Benjamin
16. Fischer, Joseph
17. Fowler, Noble
18. Gerhardt, William
19. Glueck, Helen
20. Goldman, Leon
21. Greenwalt, Tibor
22. Grulee, Clifford
23. Harrison, Donald
24. Heimlich, Henry
25. Helmsworth, James
26. Hummel, Robert
27. Jackson, Dennis
28. Jenson, Elwood
29. Kaplan, Stanley
30. Krug, Othilda
31. Lichstein, Herman
32. Loggie, Jennifer
33. Luke, Robin
34. Lukin, Robert
35. Margolin, E
36. Martin, Lester
37. Mayfield, Frank
38. Melamed, Myron
39. Miller, Edward
40. Neale, Henry
41. Nimitz, Herman
42. Oxley, Lucy
43. Pomeroy, Scott
44. Pratt, Edward
45. Rauh, Louise
46. Rothenberg, Robert
47. Rowe, Kenneth
48. Rudney, Harry
49. Ryan, Robert
50. Sabin, Albert
51. Saenger, Eugene
52. Schiff, Leon
53. Schubert, William
54. Silverman, Frederick
55. Smith, Robert
56. St. John, Clement
57. Striker, Theodore
58. Suskind, Raymond
59. Troup, Stanley
60. Vilter, Richard
61. Warkany, Josef
62. Weiss, Hiram
63. Whitney, Harvey
64. Winkler, Henry
65. Wiot, Jerome
66. Woliver, Edward
67. Wulsin, John
Subject Strengths:
History of Anatomy; History of Botany; History of Dermatology; History of Gynecology and Obstetrics; History of Inoculation Vaccination and Immunization; History of Medical Education; History of Medicine; History of Midwifery; History of Military/Naval Medicine; History of Otorhinolaryngology; History of Physiology; History of Surgery
Last Updated:
11 May 2020