Funded in part by The Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation, Inc., this project presents a selection of over 600 digitized photographs and publications. These images document the history of the Duke Medicine's academic, clinical, and research activities from 1927. The project was initially established as part of a larger year-long celebration of the 75th anniversary of Duke Medicine in 2005.
The Medical Center Library’s Historical Images in Medicine (HIM) collections encompass over 3,000 photographs, illustrations, engravings, and bookplates from the history of the health and life sciences. Special collections in HIM include Bartisch’s Ophthalmodouleia, the Bookplates, the Four Seasons and the Stewart Album. Grants from The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation and The Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation made possible the realization of the Historical Images in Medicine database.
This database contains over 3,000 images associated with the history of the physician assistant profession. These items were selected from materials contained in the DUMC Archival and PA History Society's special collections. The database was originally created with grant funding from the State Library of North Carolina, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online Digitization Grants and through additional funding from the Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation, Inc., which allowed for further database augmentation. In 2007, the American Academy of Physician Assistants provided funding to migrate the database into its current form in MeDSpace.