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History of Medicine

Printed Catalogs and Guides

While most of the books, journals, and manuscripts in NLM historical collections can be searched in Library catalog (LocatorPlus), printed catalogs and guides are useful for finding journal articles, papers, proceedings, book chapters, theses, pamphlets, and ephemeral items, as well as descriptive information of specific works.

  • Index-Catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon-General’s Office (Print)

    Monographs, journal articles, dissertations, theses, pamphlets, and reports published from the 17th-20th century (cataloged and uncataloged) are indexed in the printed subject catalog, Index-Catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon General's Office. U.S. Army (61 volumes in 5 series, 1880-1961). The National Library of Medicine was formerly the Library of the Surgeon-General's Office.  The printed Index-Catalogue can be found in most large research and medical school libraries. See also the online version IndexCat.

  • Printed Catalogs

    • Dorothy M. Schullian, A Catalogue of Incunabula and Manuscripts in the Army Medical Library (1950)
    • Peter A. Krivatsy, A Catalogue of Incunabula and Sixteenth Century Printed Books in the National Library of Medicine, First Supplement (1971)
    • Richard J. Durling, A Catalogue of Sixteenth Century Printed Books in the National Library of Medicine (1967) 
    • Peter A. Krivatsy, A Catalogue of Sixteenth Century Printed Books in the National Library of Medicine. First Supplement (1971)
    • Peter A. Krivatsy, A Catalogue of Seventeenth Century Printed Books in the National Library of Medicine (1989)
    • John B. Blake, Eighteenth Century Printed Books in the National Library of Medicine (1979)
    • Early Western Manuscripts in the National Library of Medicine, A Short-title List (See also online version)
    • A Shelflist of Islamic Medical Manuscripts at the National Library of Medicine, edited by Stephen Greenberg (pdf)
  • Bibliography of the History of Medicine

    Journal articles, book chapters, and conference papers and proceedings that were published from 1965-1993 are indexed in the Bibliography of the History of Medicine.  The Bibliography, a printed version of the discontinued HISTLINE database, was published in six cumulative volumes (1965-1993), and is useful for pre-1993 material. The Bibliography can be consulted in the History of Medicine Reading Room and at many large research and medical school libraries.

  • Index Medicus

    For detailed information about Index Medicus please see Index Medicus Chronology.

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