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Explore the History of
Stanford Medicine

A cover of the book called Stanford University Medical Center: 25 Years Stanford University Medical Center 25 Years
Stanford University Medical Center, 1984
A cover of the book called Recollections of Cooper Medical College,
										1883-1905 Recollections of Cooper Medical College, 1883-1905
Stanford University School of Medicine, 1964
A cover of the book called A Challenge to California and the West A Challenge to California and the West
Stanford University School of Medicine, 1932
A cover of the book called The Alway Years: 1957-1964 The Alway Years: 1957-1964
Stanford University School of Medicine, 1966
A cover of the book called Stanford University School of Medicine: Forty Careers in Medicine Stanford University School of Medicine: Forty Careers in Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine Office of Alumni Relations
A cover of the book called Cooper Medical College Graduates (1956) Cooper Medical College Graduates (1956)
Stanford Alumni Association
A cover of the book called Dean Philip Pizzo's Newsletters (2001-2012) Dean Philip Pizzo Newsletter (2001-2012)
Stanford University School of Medicine

Images

 

We have thousands of images in a variety of formats.

Our image collections on the Stanford Digital Repository are covered by a Creative Commons license. We require a credit line, "Stanford Medical History Center." For online displays, the credit line must include a link to the Medical History Center website.

The Stanford Medical History Center has many thousands of images beyond those on the Stanford Digital Repository. 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.

Other Historical Image Resources

Rare Books

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:

  • herbals
  • illustrated anatomies
  • guides for midwives
  • historical medical dictionaries
  • English, German, French, Latin, Arabic, Italian, and many other languages

To find books, use Lane Catalog, use the "Year" filter to limit your search to specific years of publication (e.g., anatomy books from 1500-1600).

Institutional Records

The Stanford Medical History Center has selected inactive administrative records from:

  • Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Stanford Hospital and Clinics
  • Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
  • Allied Arts Guild
  • Cooper Medical College (predecessor institution)
  • Stanford School of Nursing

Some records may be restricted to researchers for legal or other reasons.

Local History Resources