Preserving the Past: An Exploration of Medical Archives
5 p.m.–6 p.m.
Independent archivist Lisa Mix explores the vast array of treasures held in medical historical collections – the raw materials for the history of medicine. Mix discusses the many uses of medical archives and the role of archivists in preserving these resources and making them available. She draws upon her experience as an archivist at 3 academic medical centers on 2 coasts, and also highlight key digital resources and some local gems. The program is presented by the Southern California Society for the History of Medicine.