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History of Medicine


Welcome to the History of Medicine Resource Guide. This guide is meant to be a general starting point to research in the history of medicine, primarily within the University of Chicago Library collection. Print and electronic resources are included as well as general tips and tricks to make your research a bit easier.

History of Medicine at the University of Chicago

Study of the history of medicine and related sciences is highly interdisciplinary in nature at the University of Chicago.

Special Topics in the History of Medicine

Selected library resources for 19th century history of:

Subject Specialist

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Andrea Twiss-Brooks
Director, Humanities and Area Studies
Chemistry and
Geophysical Sciences

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Off-campus Access

Almost all Library databases can be accessed from off-campus. The easiest way to do this is to use links from the Library website. You will then be prompted for your CNetID and password to authenticate yourself as an authorized user.

If you find sources through Google Scholar or other search engines, you may not automatically get access to Library resources. Use the ProxyIt bookmarklet or Libkey Nomad in these situations. There's more information on these in our guide to off-campus access.