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Directory of History of Medicine Collections


Special Collections
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) Libraries

UMDNJ-George F. Smith Library of the Health Sciences 30 Twelfth Avenue PO Box 1709
Newark, New Jersey 07101-1709
United States
Bob Vietrogoski, Head of Special Collections
(973) 972-7830
1 973-972-7830
Fax: (973) 972-7474

Special Collections of the UMDNJ Libraries, with one exception, are housed at the Smith Library on the Newark Campus. The collections contain history of medicine materials, with a special emphasis on the history of New Jersey's medical heritage, as well as the University Archives. A History of Osteopathy Collection is located at the Health Sciences Library on the Stratford Campus. SERVICES: reference, photocopying, and limited interlibrary loans are provided.


The Barbara Manisty Peck History of Medicine Room contains: The Morris H. Saffron Collection of Books on Historical Medicine, Parsonnet Cardiology Collection, New Jersey Medical History Collection, and Phrenology Collection. The Stanley S. Bergen, Jr., M.D., University Archives includes: the UMDNJ Archives, New Jersey Medical History Manuscripts, records of the American Association for Cancer Education (AACE, 1947-95), oral histories, History of AIDS in New Jersey Collection, papers of Harrison S. Martland, M.D., photographs, illustrations, medical cartoons, postcards, ephemera, and artifacts.

Printed Catalogs: The Morris H. Saffron Collection of Books on Historical Medicine: A Short Title Catalogue, Newark: CMDNJ, 1980. The print collection is catalogued on OCLC and is available via the Libraries' Web-based online catalog, Voyager. Uncatalogued primary source materials, including hotlinks to many finding aids, and abstracts of oral histories are available on Special Collections' Web page.

Subject Strengths:
History of Medicine; History of Osteopathy; History of Stomatology
Last Updated:
18 Dec 2013