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Library of the American Medical College of Homeopathy

Address: 1951 W. Camelback Rd., Suite 300, Phoenix, AZ 85015

Country: U.S.A.

Phone: +1 (602) 347-7950

Fax: +1 (602) 864-2949

Email: library@AMCofH.org

Web site: http://amcofh.org/academics/library

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Financed by: AMCH

Target group: AMCH students, AMCH faculty and members of the general public who are interested in homeopathy

Access library: open to the public from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday

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Profile: The AMCH Library is one of the largest homeopathic libraries in the United States. It is housed in Phoenix, Arizona an comprises over 2000 volumes, journals and tapes. The library is a reference library and contains many rare homeopathic books and journals dating back to the 1840’s.

The library is divided into the following collections:

  • Alternative Medicine Collection
  • Conventional Medicine Collection
  • Homeopathic Collection
  • Natural History Collection
  • Rare Homeopathic Book Collection

The core of the library has been been donated by Dean Crothers, MD and the Hahnemann Medical College.

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Last update info: 03/2014

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Archives and Special Collections on Women in Medicine and Homeopathy – Drexel University College of Medicine

Address: Archives and Special Collections, Drexel University College of Medicine, 2900 West Queen Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19129

Country: U.S.A.

Phone: +1 (215) 991 8340

Fax: +1 (215) 991 8172

Email: archives@drexelmed.edu

Web site: http://archives.drexelmed.edu/

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Access library: Researchers by appointment only during regular hours, Monday through Friday from 9:30 to 4:30. Closed on University Holidays.

Access fees: none

Borrowing: No

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Profile: Special collection "Hahnemann University & Historic and Homeopathic Medicine"

The Hahnemann Collection reflects the history of the institution and its mission. The University, founded in 1848 as the Homoeopathic Medical College of Pennsylvania and later known as Hahnemann Medical College, initially educated physicians in homeopathy before gaining national prominence as an academic medical center.

The materials date from the 16th Century to the present, with an emphasis on institutional records. The collection houses records of the College and Hospital from the earliest times, including the North American Academy at Allentown (1835) and related organizations such as the Hahnemann Alumni Association, Nurses' Alumnae Association, Hahnemann Hospital Association, various affiliated institutes and hospitals and several early homeopathic societies.

Because of the formative role played by the school in teaching the system of homeopathic medicine, the early records in particular reflect the history of homeopathy in the United States.

The Hahnemann materials include:
  • Records of the college and hospital from their founding
  • Early medical student theses, class notes and yearbooks. A few theses are digitized.
  • Papers and memorabilia of founder Constantine Hering [Finding Aid]
  • Hering's renowned collection on Paracelsus [1932 Catalog listing (pdf)]
  • Works of homeopathic historian Thomas Bradford, including his 35-volume biographical scrapbooks on American homeopaths [Finding Aid]
  • Medical instruments and early homeopathic medicine cases
  • Papers of modern pioneers in heart surgery and cardiology such as Charles Bailey and William Likoff
  • Historical reference collection on homeopathy
  • Primary and secondary sources in the history of medicine including, for example, William Hunter's Anatomy of the Human Gravid Uterus (1774), and Jenner's Inquiry on... the Cow Pox (1800), and a 1632 edition of Vesalius' Epitome.
  • Irena Koprowska collection on American Cancer Society-Veterans Administration lung cancer screening study, (1958-1964)

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Last update info: 03/2014

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Lehigh County Historical Society's Library and Archives

Address: Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown, PA 18102

Country: U.S.A.

Phone: +1 (610) 435 1074 (ext. 12)

Fax: +1 (610) 435 9812

Email: c_herrity@lehighvalleyheritagemuseum.org

Web site: http://www.lchs.museum/Collections.htm

Contact person: Carol Herrity (reference librarian)

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Target group: Researchers of local history, genealogy.

Access library: Open to public Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Closed 1:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays. Closed Sundays & Mondays and major holidays.

Access fees: Society members free, non-members 6 USD fee.  

Borrowing: No.

Access database: Indirectly via librarian.

Profile: Historical society with 9 historic sites plus research library of local history, genealogy, several special collections including homoeopathy.
First homoeopathic medical school was located in Allentown. Allentown State Hospital, earlier the State Homeopathic Hospital of Pennsylvania, gave most of our homoeopathic books, which we have for historic purposes.
Mainly historical volumes, period 1800 to the present. Most are in English, but a quantity are in German.

No. books: 10000

No. hom. books: 35

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No. vol. hom. per.: 6

Database name: MINARET by Cactus Software

Database content: Archives, book titles

Database records: 38

Search options: Author, title, key words.

Indexing system: Commercial (SEARS with modifications). 

Last update info: 03/2014 (partly)

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National Center for Homeopathy

Address: 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean VA, 22102

Country: U.S.A.

Phone: +1 (703) 506 7667

Fax: +1 (703) 506 3266

Email: info@homeopathic.org

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Contact person: Alison Teitelbaum (executive director)

Financed by: Private donations.

Target group: Anyone interested in homoeopathy.

Access library: By appointment.

Access fees: If the NCH has to look for information 25 USD /hour. 

Borrowing: No.

Access database: Via computer in library.

Profile: Many old volumes; many belonging to famous homoeopaths (Boger, Gladwin, Fincke etc.); few volumes later than 1930. Most are in English. Many are annotated. Several original manuscripts; Fincke-translation of Organon; hand-written lecture notes from Kent's school.

No. books: 1870

No. hom. books: Most of the 1870

No. hom. reports: 20

No. vol. hom. per.: 70 (still cataloguing)

Database name: FILEMAKER PRO

Database content: Book titles, author, publisher, date, previous owner of book.

Database records: 1870

Search options: Author, title, key words, publisher, date of publication, who signed book, condition.

Indexing system: Key words 

Last update info: 04/2014 (partly)

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National College of Naturopathic Medicine - Library

Address: 049 SW Porter Street, Portland, Oregon 97201

Country: U.S.A.

Phone: +1 (503) 552 1542

Fax: +1 (503) 552 1547

Email: circulation@ncnm.edu

Web site: http://www.ncnm.edu/library/

Contact person: Rik Severson (Library Director), Noelle Stello (Associate Librarian)

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Target group: The library is open to anybody who wishes to use our resources on-site.  Borrowing privileges are restricted to patrons from NCNM, OHSU, UWS, OCOM, and Birthingway College of Midwifery.

Access library: The NCNM Main Library is located on the first floor of the Academic building. The library also maintains a permanent collection at the NCNM Health Clinic, and portable collections at various community clinic locations.

Fall, winter, and spring terms
Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Summer term
Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

During breaks the library is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The library is typically closed on all major holidays. Sometimes the library is open special hours during finals. Please call the circulation desk at 503.552.1542 for more information

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Access database: http://ohsucr11.ohsu.edu/search~S3

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No. books: over 16,000

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Last update info: 03/2014

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University of California San Francisco – Library and Center for Knowledge Management

Address: 530 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94143-0840

Country: U.S.A.

Phone: +1 (415) 476 8112

Fax: +1 (415) 476 4653

Email: archives@library.ucsf.edu

Web site: http://www.library.ucsf.edu

Contact person: Lisa Mix, Manager, Archives and Special Collections.

Financed by: University of California.

Target group: UCSF graduate students, faculty, staff; research community history of science. 

Access library: Special collections by appointment only.

Access fees: Fees may apply for special services.

Borrowing: No borrowing of historical material.

Access database: Through the internet.

Profile: Contains significant homeopathic journals; library of James Ward, noted SF homeopath physician; archival collection California Homeopathic Institutions 1884-1984; 5th edition of Samuel Hahnemann’s Organon with additions in his own hand.

No. books: 428,700

No. hom. books: 1,200

No. hom. reports: 900 homeopathic pamphlets (reprints, speeches, addresses), alphabetical author list, not catalogued.

No. vol. hom. per.: 175

Database name: GALEN II

Database content: Online catalogue of general collection and most of special collections. Links to internet resources, California Digital Library.

Database records: 500 (homeopathic as keyword).

Search options: Author, title, key words, Library of Congress subject heading, call number. 

Indexing system: Commercial (INNOPAC) lled key words (LC MARC format). 

Last update info: 05/2006

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Christopher Ellithorp (private library)

Address: 114 South William Street, 12095 Johnstown, New York

Country: U.S.A.

Phone: +1 (518) 762 4569

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Contact person: Theresa Ellithorp

Financed by: private

Target group: Researchers in homoeopathy. 

Access library: Homoeopathic practitioners, students.

Access fees: None

Borrowing: No

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Profile: Approx. 850 volumes, on homoeopathy, 1830's to 1950's. Many rare books, many letters & photographs. Volumes mainly in English. A few early German pieces. Approx. 250 bound volumes. Journals. Ephemeral collection.

No. books: 900

No. hom. books: 850

No. hom. reports: 300

No. vol. hom. per.: 200 (+ incomplete volumes)

Database name: FILEMAKER PRO

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Database records: 635

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Last update info: 07/2006

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