History of medicine and history of science books held at the University of Toronto are located in various libraries including, but not limited to, the Gerstein Science Information Centre, Robarts Library, the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, and Victoria University - E.J. Pratt Library.
The multidisciplinary, eclectic nature of the history of medicine and science discipline (one of the many reasons why this can be such a particularly exciting and dynamic area of study!) doesn't always jive with the way library books are classified and organized. Put simply, if the work is considered to be more about history than science or medicine, it goes to Robarts; vice-versa to Gerstein.
This is why, for example, Charles Rosenberg's classic "The Cholera Years: The United States in 1832, 1849, and 1866" is in the Gerstein Science Information Centre, but Evans' history of cholera in Germany , "Death in Hamburg: society and politics in the cholera years, 1830-1910" is held at Robarts.
Print material at Gerstein is organized in several locations:
|Journals 1975 - Present||Periodical Stacks|
|Journals 1700s - 1973||3 Below|
|Reference material||Ground Floor Reference Collection|
|Books with Library of Congress call numbers||1 Below: A - QM
2 Below: QP - Z
|Books with Old Class call numbers||2 Below, shelved after the Z call numbers|
The Internet Archive is a rich source of documents scanned and mounted from various libraries in Canada and the United States. All the items from the University of Toronto segment can also still be found in paper format at the owning branch. Over 26,400 items from the Gerstein Science Information Centre and 4,200 items from the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library are included in this site.
Sampling of electronic sources.
An eclectic sampling of theses.
Gerstein Science Information Centre
9 King's College Circle
Toronto, ON, M5S 1A5
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