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Special Collections
Eskind Biomedical Library
Vanderbilt University

Type:
Library
Address:
2209 Garland Avenue
Nashville, Tennessee 37232-8340
United States
Contact:
Christopher Ryland, Assistant Director for Special Collections
Telephone:
(615) 936-1387
Telephone:
1 615-936-1410
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Abstract:

The Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections consists of the History of Medicine Collection (located in the History of Medicine Room on the third floor of the library) and the VUMC Archives at EBL. The History of Medicine Room is open to the public, but please contact us first before visiting to ensure the avilablity of resources. This is especially true for those researchers planning to work with manuscript or archival material. Many requests may not require a visit and can be answered remotely. We are open Monday - Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (Central).

Holdings:

Monographs: 14,000 volumes. Emphasis on 18th and 19th century. Serials: none. Manuscript collections: 93, including the papers of Joseph Goldberger, Ernest Goodpasture, and William J. Darby and the archives of the American Society for Nutritional Sciences; Vanderbilt University Medical Center Archives; photographic archive of 14,000 images relating to the history of Vanderbilt Medical Center and the history of medicine in Nashville and Tennessee; collection of artifacts including Civil War medical instrumetns; E. Neige Todhunter Culinary Collection.

Subject Strengths:
History of American Medicine; History of Cookery and Nutrition; History of Medical Education; History of Medical Informatics; History of Medicine; History of Nursing; History of Surgery
Last Updated:
01 Jul 2010