Medical Heritage Center

Founded in 1997, the Medical Heritage Center (MHC) is the special collections of the Health Sciences Library at The Ohio State University. The Center preserves, promotes, teaches and celebrates the health care legacy of central Ohio as the essential foundation from which the future of the health sciences is born.

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The Center’s holdings include rare books, archives and medical artifacts. The rare books collection contains over 20,000 volumes representing limited edition and one-of-a kind monographs dating back to 1555. The archives include the papers and memorabilia from regional and nationally recognized luminaries as well as local health sciences organizations. The artifacts within the Center’s collection represent medical equipment used as early as the 1800s and ranges from those now perceived as quackery to those that were truly innovations of their time.

 

 

Contact Us

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Medical Heritage Center
614.292.3275

Location

Fifth Floor, Prior Hall

The Ohio State University
Health Sciences Library
376 W 10th Ave
Columbus, OH 43210

Hours

Open by appointment only.

Email mhcmail@osumc.edu for reference services or to schedule an appointment.

Pay an MHC invoice online by credit card

NOTE: The Ohio State University is transitioning to a new financial system. Credit card payments can only be processed through December 15. If credit card is the desired method payment and it is after this date, please let us know. An invoice will be created in the new financial system on or after January 7, which will include instructions for method of payment