Tuesday, October 4, 2016
The Audrey and William H. Helfand Fellowship in the History of Medicine and Public Health supports research using New York Academy library resources for scholarly study of the history of medicine and public health with an emphasis on visual culture. It is intended specifically for a scholar in residence at the Academy Library.
The Academy's Library holds a particularly rich collection of images related to the history of medicine and public health dating from the early modern era into the twentieth century. A diverse collection, including illustrated books, prints, broadsides, pamphlets, and printed medical ephemera, documents changes in clinical medicine and research, the evolution of medical practice, the history of public health and public responses to these developments. The collections form an extraordinary primary resource for scholars in history, popular culture, the sciences and social sciences, the history of printing and the graphic arts.
The Helfand Fellow spends at least four weeks in New York City, working at The New York Academy of Medicine. Fellows present a seminar at the Academy and contribute a post for our blog.