History of Medicine
Guide to Oral Histories in Medicine and the Health Sciences
History of Medicine Division
National Library of Medicine
Building 38, Rm. 1E-21
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland 20894
Reference: (301) 402-8878
John P. Rees, Curator, Archives and Modern Manuscripts
Interlibrary loan, reference, and photocopying
The Archives and Modern Manuscript's Oral History Collections cover a broad range of topics, people and institutions from throughout the medical and health sciences. Chiefly from the 1960s to the present, the collections consist of interviews with physicians, scientists, government administrators, medical librarians, and health-business executives. AMMP is also the service home for the Food and Drug Administration and the Medical Library Association oral history programs.
Over 300 collections; 1800+ tapes/reels
A list of all processed and unprocessed collections including the FDA Oral History Program interviews can be found at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/manuscripts/oh.html
Audio and video
Restrictions on specified interviews exist.
Many of the interviews include transcripts; some of these are now accessible on the web, via http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/manuscripts/oh.html