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Robert L. Brown History of Medicine

Support the History of Medicine Collection


Become a Friend of the Health Sciences Library

The Friends of the Health Sciences Library, founded in 1975, support the collections and services of HSL, with a primary focus on the History of Medicine Collection. Past supported programs include the Health Sciences Art and Media Group art initiative and the Buffalo Medical Journal database indexing project. The Friends also sponsor annual meetings and lecture events.

Our annual meeting features the C.K. Huang Memorial Lecture, named for one of HSL's former directors. For example, in June, 2011, Dr. Dale C. Smith, Ph.D., Senior Vice President of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, gave a compelling presentation on the impact of war on patient care. In addition to the presentations, the evening always includes food, drink, and great company.


Student Membership $5

  • A year’s subscription to the Friends/History of Medicine quarterly newsletter
  • Invitation to medical historical programs at the Health Sciences Library at a reduced cost or free of charge
  • In-house use of the History of Medicine collections
  • Tours/introduction to the resources in the History of Medicine Collection
  • Use of the Buffalo Academy of Medicine Room in the History of Medicine Department for special small group meetings or receptions
  • Continuing association with the University’s Health Sciences community
  • Discount on gift items sold through the Friends organization
  • In-house use of the Health Sciences Library’s collections, reference service and computer workstations
  • Attendance at Health Sciences Library Information Management Education Classes at no charge
  • Choice of one book from the History of Medicine Collection’s duplicate book holdings

Membership $20
All of the above benefits plus:

  • In-house use of the Health Sciences Library’s collections, reference service and computer workstations
  • Attendance at Health Sciences Library Information Management Education Classes at no charge
  • Choice of one book from the History of Medicine Collection’s duplicate book holdings

Please consider making a donation online today and become a Friend of the Health Sciences Library.


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Other Gifts

The Robert L. Brown History of Medicine also appreciates gifts of new and used publications. See the University Libraries’ gifts in kind policy for general guidelines.

For more information about donations of materials, supporting other activities and collections, matching gifts, or estate planning, please contact:

Linda Lohr, Manager, History of Medicine Collection

Robert L. Brown History of Medicine
B5 Abbott Hall
3435 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14214-3087

(716) 829-5737
lalohr@buffalo.edu