The Medical Center Library’s Historical Images in Medicine (HIM) collections encompass over 3,000 photographs, illustrations, engravings, and bookplates from the history of the health and life sciences. Special collections in HIM include Bartisch’s... The Foundations of Excellence archival image project, funded in part by The Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation, Inc. presents a selection of over 600 digitized photographs. These images document the history of the Duke Medicine's academic,...
The Medical Center Library maintains a small collection of medical instruments and other artifacts related to medicine and health care. The collection has items of historical significance to Duke as well. A neurosurgical stereotactic equipment exhibit... James B. Duke’s founding Indenture of Duke University directed the members of the University to “provide real leadership in the educational world” by choosing individuals of “outstanding character, ability and vision” to serve as its officers, trustees...
On January 2, 1931, the school opened its doors to its first class of 24 undergraduate students under the direction of Dean Bessie Baker and instructor Ann Henshaw Gardiner. As part of the 75th Anniversary celebration of the opening of the Duke School of Medicine and the Duke Hospital, the Medical Center Archives digitized select publications that help document the early years of Duke Medicine.