MeMA has officially merged with the Archivists and Librarians in the History of the Health Sciences to form LAMPHHS (Librarians, Archivists, and Museum Professionals in the History of the Health Sciences)

The Watermark (ISSN 1553-7641) is the quarterly publication of the Archivists and Librarians in the History of the Health Sciences (ALHHS). Since 2014 the publication has been open for MeMA membership for article submission.

MeMA also contributes a “MeMA Notes” section to The Watermark, edited by Tegan Kehoe.

Article and “MeMA Notes” submissions may be sent to:

Tegan Kehoe
Exhibit and Education Specialist,
Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation
Massachusetts General Hospital

Production deadlines:

1 December (Winter, issue no. 1)
1 March (Spring, issue no. 2)
1 June (Summer, issue no. 3)
1 September (Fall, issue no. 4)

A Manual for Cataloging Historical Medical Artifacts Using OCLC
and the MARC Format,  download PDF document
This manual was prepared as part of the Ohio Medical Artifact Cataloging (OHMAC) Project. This is a project of the Ohio Network of Medical History Collections, a consortium representing the historical collections of Ohio’s seven academic health sciences libraries. From 1990 to 1992, this project was funded by the National Library of Medicine. From the Fall of 1992 until the Spring of 1993, the project was funded by organizations, corporations, and individuals. From 1993 through 1995 the project was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Medical Collectors Association Newsletter, 1984-2002 Archive

Caduceus is now available online here is a link to the issue in which you will find the articles below:

Recommended reading from Caduceus for the 2013 meeting:
1991 Autumn: 7(2) pages 32-38
Sterilizing Surgical Instruments: A Curator’s Historical Perspective
1991 Autumn: 7(2) pages 39-45
Decontamination and Sterilization of Medical Instruments in Museums
1991 Autumn: 7(2) pages 46-54
Radioactive and Radium Sources in Medical Museums
1991 Autumn: 7(2) pages 55-62
The Preservation and Disposition of Hazardous Substances and Controlled Drugs in Museum Collections