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Last Updated: Sep 19, 2022 11:34 AM


Welcome to the Robert L. Brown History of Medicine Collection!

The Robert L. Brown History of Medicine Collection was established in 1972. The collection was named in 1985 for Robert L. Brown, MD, former Associate Dean of the School of Medicine, in recognition of his strong support of the Abbott Library for more than twenty-five years.

Our collection includes historical materials in all areas of the health sciences, including dentistry, medicine nursing, pharmacy, & public health. In addition, the collection contains materials related to the history of UB's Medical School, UB's School of Dentistry, and medical practitioners in the Buffalo area. 

This guide aims to assist those doing history of medicine research and highlight the information available at the History of Medicine Collection.

Virtual Tour

Above is a 360 image of our main reading room. Below is a view of our second public space, the Buffalo Academy Room.

Part of the University at Buffalo, a public institution, the Robert L. Brown Collection is open to all. If in the Buffalo area, please consider visiting our space!   

Curator, Robert L. Brown History of Medicine Collection

World War I Horse-Drawn British Ambulance

Model of horse drawn ambulance.

A model of a World War I horse-drawn ambulance manufactured by the Hauser Company of Germany during the early 1930s.

About Us


Robert L. Brown History of Medicine Collection 
B5 Abbott Library, South Campus

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Guide created by Lara Herzellah. Edited by Keith Mages 1/03/2022