Seeing how medicine changed challenges us to see how far medicine can advance.
Providers and researchers constantly propose new theories, treatments, ideas, and questions with one goal in mind – improving patient care.
That is the essence of the Delaware Academy of Medicine’s History and Archive Collection. It’s a living testament to the medical technology, techniques, and practices used by Delaware physicians and dentists.
For more than 80 years, the Academy has been the recipient of various collections of historically significant books and periodicals, medical instruments, and equipment. Because knowing where we have been and where we are today guides the future, the Academy has a dedicated archivist along with a subcommittee of the Board of Directors dedicated to assuring that this historical legacy is properly preserved and maintained.
These collections tell a story of medicine and, in particular, medicine in Delaware…allowing us to keep this rich history alive for clinicians and the public to honor the past, challenge us today, and inspire tomorrow.
Archivist Christopher Shea oversees this collection for the Academy. There is also a subcommittee of the Board of Directors dedicated to assuring that this historical legacy is preserved and maintained for future generations.