Medical Artifacts: Now Part of the Health Sciences Library Digital Repositiory

The Health Sciences Library has a small collection of medical artifacts that span the 19th and 20th centuries.  Amongst the most popular artifacts in the collection are a Civil War surgical kit, a brass microscope made by Bausch and Lomb from 1909, and several oddities like trephine kits and scarifiers.  The library also has several artifacts relating to some of the doctors who have made significant impact on the library throughout our history, such as Dr. Charles Dennison and Dr. Florence Sabin.  Currently a list of the artifacts is available on the library’s website and  are now part of our new digital repository. The collection is available for research, with an appointment.

You can make an appointment to study these artifacts at any time by contacting Paul Andrews at or 303-724-2113.

[Paul Andrews, Collection Development]