The digital collection began in 2009, when the Library was awarded a digitization grant from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Southeastern/Atlantic Region to digitize five historical medical books. (See the ABOUT link below).
The titles were chosen from the 500+ volume History of Medicine collection housed in the Charles S. Bryan History of Medicine Room. which includes a wide variety of materials of importance to medical, historical, and sociological research. This collection gives an indication of the kinds and numbers of medical books in the hands of physicians in South Carolina and reflects the education and training of doctors during the 18th and 19th centuries.
A second grant was awarded in 2010, which will allow us to scan and make available a small collection of medical pamphlets from the late 19th century. These and other digital works will be added to this page in future.
If you enter a term of interest in the search box, all digital files will be searched.
“This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. N01-LM-6-3502 with the University of Maryland Baltimore.”