Here are electronic versions of selected books housed in the Library's various Historical Collections, namely, Cordell (Medicine), Grieves (Dentistry), Pharmacy, Nursing, Social Work.

Recent Submissions

  • Dr. Gideon B. Smith, UMSOM Class of 1840: 17-Year Cicada Expert

    Wink, Tara (2021-06-09)
    Dr. Gideon B. Smith graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1840. Smith had an active career in newspapers, entomology, and as an inventor and entrepreneur prior to attending and graduating from medical school. He also studied Cicadas from 1817 until his death in 1867 and is credited with identifying the cycle of the 17-year cicada or Brood X.
  • UMB’s Championship Basketball Team, 1904-1905

    Wink, Tara (2021-03-24)
    In the fall of 1904, the University of Maryland formed its first Basketball team in Baltimore. The team was composed of members from the schools of medicine and dentistry. The team played against Johns Hopkins University to become State Champions.
  • Vaccine lessons from the early 1800s: The Boon of Jenner and Covid-19

    Takemoto, Hanna (2021-05-10)
    COVID-19 vaccines allowed the world to open back up after months of quarantine, social distancing, and masking. This post traces the history of vaccines and the hesitancy to vaccinate from Edward Jenner's discovery of the smallpox vaccine. The post highlights quotes from the School of Medicine Early Disserations collection to show how vaccines improve the quality of life for people as well as explain the hesitancy of some to get them.
  • Chemical and Philosophical Apparatus at the University of Maryland

    Brown, Elizabeth (2021-05-19)
    A history of the purchase and acquisition of early scientific apparatus for the University of Maryland, School of Medicine. The post highlights the enormous cost of chemical and philosophical apparatus in the 19th century and the great care schools of medicine had to take to maintain the equipment from breakage and theft.
  • Happy 275th Birthday Dr. John Crawford!

    Wink, Tara (2021-05-03)
    A collection purchased from the estate of Dr. John Crawford after his death in 1813 is credited with the founding of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library on the University of Maryland, Baltimore's campus. This post highlights the life of Dr. John Crawford on what would have been his 275th Birthday in 2021.
  • Remembering the Davidge Elm on Arbor Day

    Wink, Tara (2021-04-30)
    The post honors a long standing Elm Tree, known as the Davidge Elm, on UMB's Campus. The tree stood from the early days of the campus until it was cut down, due to poor health, in 2001. Today a younger Elm, grown from the a Davidge Elm seed, stands in the same location outside of Davidge Hall.
  • Doctor Poet: Dr. Harry M. Robinson, Sr., 1884‐1963

    Wink, Tara (2021-04-21)
    A post highlighting the life and poetry of Dr. Harry M. Robinson Sr., School of Medicine class of 1909. In 1937, Dr. Robinson became Professor of Dermatology at the UMSOM.
  • UMB and MLB: Our four baseball stars

    Wink, Tara (2021-04-08)
    The post highlights the University of Maryland, Baltimore's four Major League Baseball players: John Francis Hayden, Robert Baker Lawson, Archibald Wright Graham, and John Frederick Anderson.
  • John J. Greenwood Papers

    Greenwood, John J.
    Letters of introduction written on behalf of John J Greenwood as well as other documentation relating to his travel in Europe in order to study dentistry.
  • Health Sciences and Human Services Library Digital Coloring Book

    Pinho, Thom; Wink, Tara (2020-05-07)
    A coloring book highlighting images from William Woodville's Medical Botany and William Withering's An Account of the Foxglove volumes.
  • The Kendall Collection

    Behles, Richard J. (2015)
    Description of the Florence Kendall Collection in the Health Sciences and Human Services Library at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Description was originally written for the Historical Collections Department Website.
  • The Pharmacy Collection

    Behles, Richard J. (2015)
    Description of the Pharmacy Collection in the Health Sciences and Human Services Library originally from the Historical Collections Website. The description provides provenance information for the collection as well as highlights influential texts in the collection.
  • The Ferencz Collection

    Behles, Richard J. (2015)
    Describes and highlights the Charlotte Ferencz Collection in the Health Sciences and Human Services Library at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. The description was originally part of the Historical Collections' Department Website.
  • The Grieves Collection

    Behles, Richard J. (2015)
    Description of the Grieves Library Foundation in the Health Sciences and Human Services Library at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. The description highlights influential texts in the collection as well as describes its history and foundation. It was originally written for the Historical Collections Department website.
  • The Crawford Collection

    Behles, Richard J. (2015)
    Collection description for the John Crawford Historical Collection held in the Health Sciences and Human Services Library at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. The write-up was originally used to describe the collection on the Historical Collections Website. Describes the contents of the collection as well as its provenance.
  • The Cordell Collection

    Behles, Richard J. (2015)
    Historical information on the Cordell Collection in the Health Sciences and Human Services Library. Highlights influential authors and texts in the collection. The collection is the largest book collection in the Historical Collections Department.
  • Florence Nightingale Letters

    Nightingale, Florence
  • The Library

    Cordell Jeffers, Martha (1957)
  • A Treatise on Special and General Anatomy. Vol. 1

    Horner, William E. (William Edmonds), 1793-1853 (Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1833)

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