Laupus Health Sciences History Collections
The History Collections of the William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library focuses on materials relevant to the history of health care. Collections include historical materials from medicine, nursing, the allied health sciences, dentistry, pharmacology, public health, and domestic health. Materials of worldwide interest dating from the sixteenth century into the twenty-first century are already part of this growing collection. Primary care practices in eastern North Carolina are a focus of the History Collections.
Although print is the primary format, the collection includes audio and video formats, microforms, electronic resources, photographs, artifacts, realia, and manuscripts. The collection includes things as varied as microscopes from the 19th century and a book that reproduces an Egyptian surgical papyrus.