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Special Collections

The History of Medicine Collection generally contains materials published prior to the 20th century that have historic value to the history of the practice of medicine. Subjects considered for inclusion include: general medicine, cardiology, surgery, nursing, cancer treatment, and other medical practices of historical importance at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Materials are regularly displayed in the library.

The Archive Collection contains information relevant to the creation and history of the Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA. Some portions of this collection have been digitized. 

Additional materials about the history of the Hershey campus can be found at:

To make an appointment to view materials, please call 717-531-8626, or email