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State medical society journals document the transformation of American medicine in the twentieth century at both the local and national level. The journals have served as sites not only for scientific articles, but also for medical talks (and, often, accounts of discussions following the talks), local news regarding sites of medical care and the medical profession, advertisements, and unexpurgated musings on medicine and society throughout the twentieth century.

The Medical Heritage Library, a digital resource developed by an international consortium of cultural heritage repositories on the history of medicine and health, was awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to digitize state medical society journals from 1900-2000. The University of Maryland Health Sciences and Human Services library was one of 5 preeminent libraries to participate in the project.

 
 
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