Special Collections

Literary accounts of illness can teach healthcare providers concrete and powerful lessons about the lives of sick people. Just as important, great works of fiction about medicine enable those in healthcare to recognize the power and implications of what they do. Himmelfarb Library has always selectively acquired books classified in the Literature in Medicine genre and made them available through the Humanities & Health Colection.

Browse the Humanities & Health Collection in the Online Catalog

Make a Donation

Himmelfarb invites anyone who wants to honor or remember a loved one to make a donation to the Humanities and Health collection in addition to their regular contributions to the educational, clinical and research programs of the Medical Center.

To make a donation contact the Himmelfarb Reference Desk at 202-994-2850 or email himmelfarb@gwu.edu.