Public Programs

The New York Academy of Medicine Library hosts programming in medicine, history, and the humanities, sponsored by its Center for the History of Medicine and Public Health.

View all of the Center's upcoming events. Additional events will be added throughout the year. To receive event notifications, sign up here.

2018 Event Series

History of Medicine and HealthGerm City: Microbes and the Metropolis
Germ City: Microbes and the Metropolis explores the complex story of New York’s long battle against infectious disease—a fight involving government, urban planners, medical professionals, businesses, and activists.

History of Medicine and HealthHistory of Medicine and Health
Our annual History of Medicine series invites esteemed historians and authors to share their expertise on a wide range of engaging topics. These free public lectures offer historical perspectives on issues in medicine, health, and culture around the world.

Friends of the Rare Book RoomFriends of the Rare Book Room
The Annual Friends of the Rare Book Room Lecture is free and open to the public, followed by a private reception for all Friends. Friends also enjoy access to private post-event receptions and additional exclusive events and benefits. Find out more about Friends events and join at NYAM.org/frbr.