View historic photographs and 360° views of antique medical instruments from the archives.
About the Archives
The Lillian & Clarence de la Chapelle Medical Archives serves as the final repository for the institutional records of NYU Langone and all affiliated institutions. The Archives also contain records of preceding institutions including the Bellevue Hospital Medical College.
The Archives was established as a department of the Ehrman Library in 1968. The primary purposes of the Archives are to collect, preserve, organize and to make available institutional records of enduring administrative, legal, and historical value, as well as papers of individuals who played a significant role at NYU Langone or who spent a major portion of their careers here. In 1983, Dr. de la Chapelle endowed the Lillian and Clarence de la Chapelle Archives in honor of his late wife.
Highlights from the Archives
- Interior photograph of operating room amphitheater (c. 1880's). Cadaver is visible on operating table alongside suited, doctors in posed positions; full audience of spectators in background.3rd Surgical Division, 1934.