Mission Statement

To promote the study of the history of the health sciences throughout the University of Maryland, Baltimore, campus, to facilitate preservation of its rich history, and to stimulate use of its facilities and collections of historical significance for these purposes.

News and Events

Maryland & Mummies of the World Exhibit Now in Houston

The Mummies of the World Exhibit, featuring 11 pieces of the medical school's Alan Burns Collection of Anatomical Specimens (18th and early 19th century), has moved to the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Click here for more information: http://mummiesoftheworld.com

Publish Your Historical Paper

The Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives (JCHIMP) is a peer-reviewed Open Access journal that serves as a forum for disseminating information particularly relevant to community hospitals. Medical history has relevance for such hospitals, no less than for academic institutions or society in general. Therefore, JCHIMP is committed to publishing a limited number of papers each year dealing with the history of the medical sciences (medicine, nursing, dentistry, medical law, and pharmacy). Dr. Philip A. Mackowiak serves as editor for the section. To learn more about submitting your 2,000 word paper, click below:
http://www.jchimp.net/index.php/jchimp

University of Maryland
Health Sciences &
Human Services Library

For more than 200 years the HS/HSL has served as the only publicly-funded health sciences library in Maryland. It serves the University's schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work, and the Graduate School.

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University of Maryland
School of Dentistry

Founded in 1840, the School of Dentistry is the oldest dental school in the world. Its campus houses the National Museum of Dentistry.

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University of Maryland
Francis King Carey School of Law

The School of Law opened in 1824, the third oldest law school in the nation.

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University of Maryland
School of Medicine

Founded in 1807, the School of Medicine is America's fifth oldest medical school. Davidge Hall, its original medical building, survives today as America's oldest teaching facility in continuous use.

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University of Maryland
School of Nursing

Founded in 1889, the School of Nursing boasts Maryland's only museum dedicated to nursing. Established in 1999, its hundreds of historic items weave an insightful tapestry of the nursing profession.

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University of Maryland
School of Pharmacy

Founded in 1841, the School of Pharmacy is the fourth oldest in America.

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University of Maryland
School of Social Work

Founded in 1961, the School of Social Work has grown to one of the largest schools of social work in the country.

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University of Maryland, Baltimore
Council for the History of the Health Sciences

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Scott Swank, D.D.S, F.A.C.D.
Research Assistant Professor; Curator, National Museum of Dentistry; School of Dentistry
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Diane Hoffmann, M.S., J.D.
Director, Law and Health Care Program; Professor of Law; School of Law
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Philip A. Mackowiak, M.D.
Carolyn Frenkil and Selvin Passen History of Medicine Scholar; School of Medicine
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Barbara Resnick, R.N., C.R.N.P., F.A.A.N., F.A.A.N.P.
Professor and Sonia Ziporkin Gershowitz Chair in Gerontology; School of Nursing
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Ken Boyden, J.D., Ed.D.
Associate Dean, Office of Development and Alumni Affairs; School of Pharmacy
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Stanley E. Weinstein, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.-C.
Former Faculty, University of Maryland School of Social Work & School of Medicine; Former Head, University of Maryland School of Social Work Board of Advisors
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Bruce Jarrell, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Chief Academic and Research Officer and Senior Vice President; Dean, Graduate School
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M.J. Tooey, MLS, AHIP, FMLA
Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs; Executive Director, Health Sciences and Human Services Library
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Richard Behles, M.S.
Historical Librarian/Preservation Officer, Health Sciences and Human Services Library

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