Western Libraries

History of Medicine


Museums and cultural centres collect and preserve various artefacts, photographs, and other textual materials on the history of medicine. Some offer searchable databases of digitized materials while others present selections from their collections in virtual exhibitions.

Below is a sampling of museums dedicated to the history of medicine. For more options in Canada and the United States, see the directories for the Canadian Museums Association and the Museums Database. For a more global perspective, see Worldwide Database of University Museums and Collections and Museums of the World.

North America

South America