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History of Medicine and Public Health: A Guide: Books & More

This Matas Subject Guide focuses on historical resources for medicine and public health. The focus of Matas Library collection is the history of medicine and public health in New Orleans and Louisiana.

E-book Databases for the Health Sciences

Ebooks may be searched by the book title in the Library Classic Catalog or in Library Search.  The key ebook vendors and databases with Tulane licenses which include health science topics are listed below.  

Garrison & Morton's Bibliography of the History of Medicine, Biology and Dentistry

Journals that Specialize in History of Medicine

Civil War Medicine

The Rudolph Matas Library's military history collecton contains many works and artifacts from throughout American history, including Confederate imprints.  Of particular interest to American Civil War researchers is Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion (1861-65). An index for this work is available from the Medical Reference Department.

Search for Digital Versions of historic works

Need a Book?

Find Books - WZ (History of Medicine)

19th Century Schedule

Ask for assistance to locate 17th-early 20th century titles at the Matas Library.

Use the NLM Catalog, LocatorPlus, to identify health science and biomedical titles.


Find Books

Use the Library Catalog to locate both e-books and printed books.   

Browse the Matas Library stacks using NLM Classification.  Books in the other Tulane Libraries are shelved by the LC classificationsystem.

Need a book we don't have?  Registered Matas users may request that the Matas Library purchase a copy of recently published book for the collection, or request from another library using our free Interlibrary Loan Service.    

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