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The Historical Medical Library of the College is one of the world's premier research collections in the history of medicine. The unique holdings of the library include over 400 incunables (books printed before 1500), an extensive collection of manuscripts and archives, and a comprehensive collection of 19th and early 20th-century medical journals.


Digital Resources


Digital Resources at the Historical Library are made available to the public and provide virtual browsing of books and manuscripts chosen from the Historical Collection of the Library of the College of Physicians.


Interested in travelling to research in our collection?


The F.C. Wood Institute for the History of Medicine at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia offers grants to cover travel and lodging expenses for researchers who wish to use the College's collection of texts, manuscripts, archives, images, artifacts, and specimens in the history of medicine for short-term research.


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The Medical Heritage Library promotes free and open access to quality historical resources in medicine from some of world’s leading medical libraries, including The College of Physicians of Philadelphia.








Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 10:00am to 4:00pm.

To make an appointment to use the Library or to ask questions about the collections, please call 215-399-2001 or email


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