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President and Fellows of Harvard College (Boston, MA 02115-6027)
Kathryn Hammond-Baker (Project Director: July 2014 to September 2015)
Scott Harris Podolsky (Project Director: September 2015 to present)

Medicine at Ground Level: State Medical Societies’ Journals and the Development of American Medicine

The digitization of over 2.5 million pages from 117 historical medical journals produced throughout the United States during the 20th century for free online access as part of the Medical Heritage Library.

The Medical Heritage Library (MHL), a digital curation collaborative among some of the world’s leading medical libraries seeks funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities to create a substantial digital collection of American state medical society journals. This proposal describes a collaborative project to digitize 117 titles from 48 states, from 1900 to 2000, comprising 2,500,369 pages in 3,579 volumes. When digitized, content will be fully searchable, preserved, and freely available through the Medical Heritage Library (MHL) collection in the Internet Archive (IA).

Project fields:
History, Other

Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$275,000 (approved)
$275,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2015 – 4/30/2017