- Benjamin Rush collections
- Biomedical Protocol Resources
- Clinical Point of Care resources
- Henry Stewart Talks
- William Pepper papers
This policy describes the Medicine collection which is housed in the Biomedical Library. The primary focus of the collection is on clinical resources that support the Perelman School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania Health System. That focus is primarily electronic resources such as journals and point of care tools.
The collection also works in collaboration with the Biomedical Research collection and both serve as the main drivers of what is to be considered the Biomedical Library collection.
The Perelman School of Medicine was founded in 1765. For nearly 150 years, the physicians and students relied on the Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. In 1931, the rotunda of the Medical Laboratories Building (now the Morgan Building) was set aside for a Medical School Library. (The name was later changed to Biomedical Library.) The collection was formed by the merger of several departmental libraries and the personal collections of several faculty members. Acquisitions for the Medical Library focused on the basic sciences and research needs of the Penn medical community. It was understood that the clinical information needs of the staff were handled by the HUP departmental libraries and, from 1952, by the consolidated HUP Library. In 1987, the HUP library was closed and its unique holdings were transferred to the Biomedical Library. As a consequence, the Biomedical Library was charged with providing a clinical as well as a research collection. Since the early '90's emphasis in the Health System has been placed on expanding its already extensive clinical programs.
Collection Development Policy
Arthur Bernstein Cardiology Library Fund
Barton Hirst Lippincott Memorial Fund for Acquisitions in Biomedicine
Biomedical Library Fund
Class of 1948 Medical School
Dr. Adolph E. Schecter Memorial Fund
Dr. D. Sergeant Pepper Memorial Fund
Dr. William McDowell Mastin Fund
Esther K. and Maxwell Sillman Fund
Gail and Warren Lieberfarb Mental Health and Neuroscience Library Resources Fund
Harold Lefkoe Memorial Book Fund
John Morgan Society Fund
Louis B. Flexner Medical Book Fund
Murray Galt Motter Memorial Fund
Patrick B. Hughes and Anne Gaydosh Hughes Memorial Fund
President Emeritus Martin Meyerson Fund
Samuel Bellet Book Fund
The Frances Houston Medical Book Fund
Thomas B. Holloway Medical Book Fund
William Pepper Medical Library Fund
Melanie CedroneCollections Librarian & Biology Liaison firstname.lastname@example.org
Jen Lege-MatsuuraMedical Research Librarian email@example.com
Maylene QiuSystematic Review Coordinator and Clinical Liaison Librarian firstname.lastname@example.org
Carlos RodriguezHead, Patron Services (Biotech Commons) email@example.com
A more complete list of databases and other resources can be found on the Biomedical Library homepage.