Work in progress….
Click on each subheading to see a list of resources…
Resources by era
Classical (Pre 500 CE)
Medieval to Renaissance (500 CE to 1500 CE)
Early Modern period (1500 CE to 1800CE)
Modern period (1800 CE to present day)
This is not an exhaustive list, feel free to email us with suggestions.
Libraries, museums & online resources
Libraries & Museums
Online/digitised archives of herbal & medical books can often be found, free, on one of the following sites:
One of the largest herbal medicine sites on the net, with useful resources including digitised and transcribed historic texts . It’s been online since 1995, and is run by Henriette Kress, a herbalist in Helsinki, Finland.
Other online resources
PDF listing UK based medical history research grants awarded to libraries, museums, collections etc granted by the Wellcome Trust 2000-2012. Useful document to see various places & projects involved in history of medicine.
Journals & other societies
Pharmaceutical Historian (Open Access)
Bulletin of the History of Medicine (Open Access)
Medical History Journal (Open Access)
Journal of the History of Medicine & Allied Sciences & Some selected accessible back copies HERE