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WHSC Library Collection Highlights

A curated collection of topics by Informationists of the WHSC Library.


Primary historical works as well as modern approaches to historical topics are featured in this selection of books on medical history, a field that explores the drama, mystery, and personalities involved in the struggle against disease.

From social and cultural history to the evolution of technologies, therapies, and bodies of knowledge, our understanding of the healing arts and the scientific process is enriched by an engagement with medical history--learning and thinking about the past can inform future efforts toward improving human health and wellness.

Image Credit: National Library of Medicine. King George Military Hospital, 1915.

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