John A. Prior Health Sciences Library
Medical Heritage Center
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio 43210-1240
Fax: (614) 292-9919
The OSU Medical Heritage Center provides a repository for the collection, maintenance and preservation of historical records and artifacts pertaining to the health sciences history of Central Ohio. The center's holdings include rare books, archival collections and medical artifacts. The archive specializes in materials of prominent local health care providers, and health-related organizations of Central Ohio. Artifacts are retained by the Medical Heritage Center to exemplify the evolution of education and the practice of the heath sciences. The Coleman Rare Books area contains over 12,000 volumes, including local medical history resources, reference materials, and health-related works of historical significance.
Monographs: more than 12,000. Archival collections of Drs. Robert M. Zollinger, William G. Myers, Arthur G. James and others; medical instruments and equipment (some of which is cataloged and searchable on OCLC); The rare book collection and some artifacts are searchable on the Ohio State State University Libraries' online system (see above). Finding aids of the archival collections can be found on the Center's website.