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Special Collections

Special Collections, University of Washington, Box 352900
Seattle, Washington 98195-2900
United States
Lisa Oberg, Head of Public Services/History of Science and Medicine Curator
(206) 543-7492
1 206-543-7492
Fax: (206) 543-1931

The History of Science and Medicine Collection within the Special Collections division at the University of Washington is located on-site in a closed stack environment. The collection includes pre-1850 imprints, 1851-1890 imprints plus selected imprints to 1914. The scope of the collections is broad, with significant holdings in teratology, pediatrics, anatomy, physiology, and ophthalmology. These historical collections are supported by journal and monograph secondary source materials located in our open collections. The collection is Library Use Only. The collections is available Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Staff-mediated photocopying is permitted on a case-by-case basis, as are requests for digital reproductions.

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The History of Science and Medicine collection has 7,875 titles, including 3 incunabula. All holdings are fully cataloged.

Subject Strengths:
History of Anatomy; History of Medicine; History of Ophthalmology and Optometry; History of Pediatrics; History of Physiology; History of Teratology
Last Updated:
22 Aug 2017