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International Museum of Surgical Science

Type:
Library; Museum
Address:
1524 North Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60610
United States
Contact:
Justina Doyle, Director of Education and Events
Telephone:
312-642-6502 ext. 3118
Telephone:
1 312-642-6502
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Abstract:

The International Museum of Surgical Science is located in Chicago's historic Gold Coast neighborhood and is host to over 10,000 square feet of gallery space devoted to the history of surgery. The Museum is devoted to showcasing both the art and science of surgery. The Museum's library includes over 4,000 rare medical texts, some dating back to the early 1500's. The library can only be accessed through research appointments and no photocopying is allowed.

Holdings:

The Museum's collection is vast and includes over 4,000 rare medical texts, journals, prints, photos and more.

1. Doyle, Justina
2. Pressler, Collin
Subject Strengths:
History of Anatomy; History of Cardiology; History of Gynecology and Obstetrics; History of Medicine; History of Nursing; History of Orthopedics; History of Pathology; History of Pharmacology and Pharmacy; History of Surgery; History of Urology
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