Publications and Scholarship

The Medical Heritage Center provides an avenue and environment for scholars to publish works on topics of historical medical significance. The Center helps secure funding for publications, conducts hands-on research, provides opportunities for guest articles to appear in Center publications, and serves as a launching pad for newly published works.

Scholars-in-Residence Program

The Medical Heritage Center (MHC) established a Scholars-in-Residence program in 1998. The program allows a scholar to spend up to a year within the MHC to use its resources in order to research and publish in health sciences history.

Scholars are recruited and selected on an annual basis by members of the MHC Advisory Committee. Scholars can come from a variety of backgrounds and provide demonstrated need for the use of MHC collections. Program participants receive dedicated space within the Center and a stipend to complete their work.

The George W. Paulson, MD, Scholar-in-Residence Program honors the memory of George W. Paulson, MD — long-time MHC scholar, founding MHC member, and extraordinary physician and local historian.

If you have questions about the Scholars-in-Residence program, please email

Scholarly Publications for Sale

The publications featured are for sale from the Medical Heritage Center (MHC). They were written by MHC Scholars-in-Residence. If you are interested in purchasing a book, please email

Book edited by E. Christopher Ellison, MD and Timothy M. Pawlik, MD

        Honoring the Past and Leading for the Future: The History of The Ohio State University Department of Surgery

Books by George W. Paulson, MD

        An Extraordinary Surgeon: James Fairchild Baldwin, M.D. 1850-1936
        The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Volume III, 1998
        William Thorthon, M.D. Gentleman of the Enlightenment

Book by George W. Paulson, MD and Kristin Rodgers

        Arthur G. James Surgeon with a Dream

Books by Charles Wooley, MD and Barbara Van Brimmer

        John Howell Janeway Upham, M.D., 1871-1960: The Survival Years
        The Second Blessing: Columbus Medicine and Health The Early Years

Book by Charles Wooley, MD with Ann Elliot, Earl Metz, MD, and Judith Wiener

        Charles Austin Doan and the Development of The Ohio State University Medical Center

Contact Us

An archival medical photo

Medical Heritage Center
(614) 292-3275


Fifth Floor, Prior Hall

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


Open by appointment only.

Email for reference services or to schedule an appointment.

Online Payment Portal