The primary resource to identify useful libraries and archives in the history of the health sciences is the annual Directory published by the History of Medicine Division of the US National Library of Medicine. - Directory of History of Medicine Collections. This is available both in print and online.
The Bakken Museum The Bakken Museum Library has an extensive collection of material on the history of electricity and magnetism. There is also a collection of medical and therapeutic artifacts and ephemera.
Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library Harvey Cushing, Sir William Osler's first biographer, presented his extensive library to Yale University in 1933. The historical medical library contains unique collections of rare material as well as current works on the history of medicine.
Freud Museum London The museum holds Freud's personal library of over 1600 books as well as his archive of documents and that of Anna Freud and other notable figures.
The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Library at Georgetown University is part of the National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health (NCEMCH). It collects historical documents and reports related to maternal and child health in the United States and health services to improve the health and well being of children and families.
McGill University Archives The archives has material relating to individuals and institutions in the health field, such as the Montreal General Hospital and the Lyman pharmaceutical company, as well as the records of the Faculty of Medicine.
Medicine in the Americas 1610-1920: A Digital Library From the U.S. National Library of Medicine, this digital library makes freely available original works demonstrating the evolution of American medicine from colonial frontier outposts of the 17th century to research hospitals of the 20th century.
MemoryBC - Gateway to British Columbia's Past A portal where you can access descriptions of archival materials preserved in repositories throughout the province. Contains some of the archives of the BC Medical and other health associations.
Moulagenmuseum A museum at the Univeristy of Zurich devoted to wax figures historically used in medical teaching.
Museo Galileo in Florence, Italy, owns one of the world’s major collection of scientific instruments, particularly the original instruments of Galileo Galilei. The Museo is dedicated to the research, documentation and dissemination of the history of science.
National Library of Medicine Bathtub Collection The National Library of Medicine's Bathtub Collection is an archive of materials found in the old bindings when rare books in the Library were conserved. The materials found in the bindings include fragments of old printed books or manuscript materials which are often treasures on their own. In the Bathtub Collection, NLM has organized and described these fragments and made them available to scholars.
National Museum of Health and Medicine Established during the Civil War as the Army Medical Museum, a center for the collection of specimens and artifacts for research related to trauma and pathology. The museum's mission is to preserve and explore the impact of military medicine through world-class collections, digital technology, and public engagement.
The Wood Library - Museum of Anesthesiology The objective of the Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology is to collect and preserve literature and equipment pertaining to anesthesiology and to make available to the anesthesiology community, others in the medical profession and the public the most comprehensive educational, scientific and archival resources in anesthesiology.