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Research Guides

History of Medicine Resources

Resources from the RLML, IU and the web.

Welcome To the Leo J. McCarthy History of Medicine Room & Resources


The Ruth Lilly Medical Library Historical Collections is more than just books.

It includes:

  • Books from the 15th Century on - mainly on the practice of medicine & anatomy.
  • Journals from early Indiana Medical times (19th & 20th Century)
  • Surgical Instruments from the American Civil War period to the present.
  • Doctors bags from the American Civil War to the present.
  • Microscopes from the 20th Century
  • Indiana University School of Medicine Medical Student Composites
  • Arbutus: yearbook of Indiana University