Support the Stanford Medical History Center
We need your help in capturing and protecting the legacy of Stanford Medicine for future generations.
Opportunities for Giving
The Stanford Medical History Center has a rich collection of over 7,000 rare medical books. We welcome support in continuing to build this collection, thus enabling us to best serve everyone interested in researching the history of medicine.
We are also always looking for support in having conservation work done on some of the rare books, historical images and other items in our collections.
For additional information about rare books we are hoping to acquire, or about items in our existing collections that are candidates for conservation work, please
Offering your Historic Materials
We are always grateful to those who consider donating their collection of personal papers to us. We are interested in unpublished or other rare materials related to health care, medical education, and medical research at Stanford and beyond. We are especially interested in unpublished written documents (such as correspondence, administrative records, and research materials) and images. Generally, we are not looking to collect journal reprints or other published materials unless those materials were published before 1900 or are otherwise very rare.
We do not offer to appraise the monetary value of rare books or other materials. Persons seeking appraisal services are encouraged to consult the listings of appraisers provided by the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America.
History of Neurosurgery at Stanford
An original Lane Library exhibit »
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- Center is open by appointment only
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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- Stanford Medical History Center
300 Pasteur Drive, Room L109