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History of Medicine


Scholarly Research

This is a brief guide to approaching the History of Medicine at Boston College with a focus on major access points for scholarly material and then focus on digital collections of primary sources.

Researching the History of Medicine

This page is designed to provide access points to reference material (e.g., dictionaries, bibliographies, biographies, and handbooks) as well as scholarly books and journal articles.

What's on This Page by Type

    Reference Shelf




    Handbooks and Companions


    Books: Find & Request from BC & Beyond

    Your local libraries have excellent monographs and anthologies located in O'Neill library as well as through the BC libraries portal. Try searching for books (only books) through the WorldCat library system to see if we have what you need. If we don't, you can order material through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

    WorldCat Catalog

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    Journal and eBook Database Recommendations

    For a selection of excellent journals and some e-books on various topics in global history, we recommend a few databases. Remember to explore these database "advanced search" options for date and other modifiers before you run your searches.

    Additional Recommendations

    Databases with Medical Journals

    Keep in mind that, depending on your topic, these might include primary materials.

    Institutions and Government Agencies

    Subject Librarian for History

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    Bee Lehman, Ph.D.
    Office: O'Neill Library 414A

    Office hours in Stokes S 394 Monday from 1pm - 3pm.
    Schedule an Appointment to talk on Google Meet, Zoom, or Skype.
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    Subjects: History, Irish Studies