Due to the flood on August 26, 2014, the Stanford Medical History Center is temporarily closed for appointments. For more information, please contact the curator, Dr. Drew Bourn.
Stanford Medical History Center
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305-5123
We have thousands of images in a variety of formats.
Our Flickr collections are covered by a Creative Commons license. We require a credit line, "Stanford Medical History Center." For online displays, the credit line must be a link to the History Center.
The Stanford Medical History Center has many thousands of images beyond those on Flickr. The History Center is equipped with a digital imaging station so you can reproduce images from our collections. You are also welcome to use your own digital camera.
Permissions to use these images varies depending upon the institution managing the collections.
|Application||Quantity||Academic and 501(c)3||Commercial|
|Books, Periodicals, Catalogs, Posters, CDs, DVDs||Print run||up to 5,000||$25||$50|
|10,001 and above||$150||$150|
|Subscription Databases and Software Applications||$25||$100|
|Promotional Materials (including brochures, dust jackets, and album covers)||Print run||up to 5,000||$50||$100|
|10,001 and above||$250||$250|
|Exhibitions||Up to one year||Free||$100|
|Film and Video||$50||$150|
|Dissertations and Theses||Free||-|
|Broadcast on Network TV, Cable or Satellite||Local to National||$125|
|One minute (minimum charge)|
|All Media and Formats||$250|
The Stanford Medical History Center has the personal papers of selected individuals who have been affiliated with Stanford Medicine or its predecessor institutions.
The Stanford Medical History Center has a treasure trove of over 7,600 rare books related to health care going back to the 13th century.
The rare and fragile state of these books requires that they not circulate. However, they are available to be viewed on-site. For most of our materials researchers are welcome to use History Center's digitization equipment to reproduce the content.
This collection includes:
To find books, use Lane Library catalog, click the "limits" icon , limit your search to specific years of publication (e.g., 1500-1600, or up to 1725).
The Stanford Medical History Center has selected inactive administrative records from:
Some records may be restricted to researchers for legal or other reasons.