Category: Medical History

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Color Our Collections

by on February 20, 2024 6:00 am
Do you like to relax or express your creativity by coloring in images? If so, check out our submission for this year’s Color Our Collections project! Every year the New York Academy of Medicine calls for libraries and archives to contribute historical images from their collections for people to color. The Medical History Center has… Read more Color Our Collections

Celebrate Black History Month: A Journey through Lane Library

by on February 2, 2024 2:34 pm
Lane Library celebrates Black History Month this February by proudly showcasing our diverse resources. We invite the Stanford Medicine community to visit the library (in-person or online) to explore our spaces and exhibits and browse our collections.  Visit the D-CORE Space Lane Library is proud to house the Diversity Center of Representation and Empowerment (D-CORE),… Read more Celebrate Black History Month: A Journey through Lane Library
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Public Domain Day 2024

by on December 31, 2023 9:00 am
January 1st, 2024, is Public Domain Day. Copyright laws vary by country, but in the United States, works registered or first published in the U.S. in 1928 enter the public domain on January 1st, 2024! The Public Domain and You Did you know that copyright can expire? When the copyright of a work expires, the… Read more Public Domain Day 2024
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American Archives Month

by on October 13, 2023 8:00 am
October is American Archives Month. We’ve asked Drew Bourn, our resident Historical Curator, his thoughts on: how you learn about the history of anything? Maybe you look things up online (like the National Library of Medicine’s exhibit on Frankenstein), or maybe you read a book (like Rebecca Skloots’ The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks), or… Read more American Archives Month
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Celebrate Women’s History Month

by on March 8, 2023 9:00 am
March is Women’s History Month! This year we are sharing information about three incredible women in the history of medicine. Read below to learn more about Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler–the first Black woman to receive an MD in the US, Dr. Elizabeth Yates–one of the first women to graduate from Stanford Medicine’s predecessor, Cooper Medical… Read more Celebrate Women’s History Month
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Hispanic Heritage Month

by on October 7, 2021 1:43 pm
Celebrate Hispanic heritage month by learning more about Mariano Edward Gonzalez, one of the first Latino graduates of Cooper Medical College, which later became Stanford University’s School of Medicine. Gonzalez was a member of the Cooper Medical College Class of 1883. He wrote his medical degree thesis on pneumonia. The image below is the first… Read more Hispanic Heritage Month