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History of Medicine Lectures


The lecture series of the NLM’s History of Medicine Division promotes awareness and use of NLM and other historical collections for research, education, and public service in biomedicine, the social sciences, and the humanities. The series also supports the commitment of the NLM to recognizing and celebrating diversity.

All lectures are free and open to the public and are held in the NLM’s Lister Hill Auditorium or NLM Visitor Center, located on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. For directions and more information please go to Visit Us.

Beginning in March 2016 all lectures will be live-streamed globally, and subsequently archived, by NIH VideoCasting. This public service is made possible through a generous gift to the NLM from the Michael E. DeBakey Medical Foundation. The NLM is authorized to accept donations in support of its mission.

Since 2013, the division’s blog Circulating Now, has published interviews along with each lecture. Through these interviews, lecturers from a variety of backgrounds share their perspectives on the history of medicine and discuss their research in NLM and other historical collections.

Please direct questions about the lecture series to Stephen Greenberg, PhD, Head, Rare Books & Early Manuscripts, History of Medicine Division.