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The Plymouth Medical Society Historic Collection includes archives and books dating back to the 17th century.

Covering the foundations of modern day surgery and the current understanding of anatomy and physiology, the Collection provides a rare scholarly resource on the development of medicine in the South West.

It is made available to the public through a Heritage Lottery Grant which aims to protect this part of our heritage and make it accessible to posterity.

The web-site provides access to medical images from book illustrations in the Collection, digital copies of some unique documents and catalogues of the resources available. Visits to the collections can also be arranged.


Search a database of downloadable images - by category, keyword etc.
Scroll through simple lists of books, journals, archive materials and memorabilia
Search the full on-line catalogue of all holdings - by author, title, keywords etc
View digitised copies of selected items from the collection

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Plymouth Medical Society Historic Collection, Discovery Library, Derriford Hospital, Derriford Road, Plymouth. Devon PL6 8DH.

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