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Historical Medical Photographs Collection

Identifier: HMP

Scope and Contents

Since photography was invented in the mid-19th century, it has been used for medical purposes. The collection contains more than 4,000 photographs and showcases a variety of patients with diseases, injuries, and malformations, such as Civil War amputations, conjoined twins, and birth defects.

Please see the inventory linked below for further details.


  • 1865-1974, undated


72 boxes

Language of Materials