Wednesday, March 15, 2017

MedChi's Pre-1900 Medical Journals Are Now Digitized

MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society, is pleased to announce that 65 volumes of the Maryland Medical Journal, from 1878 to 1899, have been digitized and are now available to the public in a fully searchable version. Twentieth century medical journals from all 50 states are being digitized as part of a national project, but MedChi’s medical journal was founded in 1878, and the decision was made to privately fund the digitization of the nineteenth century volumes. Please click HERE to see the digital versions. 

In the 1800’s, the Maryland Medical Journal was published Medical & Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland, now known as MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society. Each weekly issue was 50 to 70 pages long and featured articles on medical advances, papers on specific diseases and cures, obituaries of physicians from around the world, and news, notes and anecdotes.
The digital versions of these early medical journals will be invaluable to scholars, medical historians and genealogists, as the volumes are fully searchable by name, topic and other criteria and are available through

Digitization was done through, a non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies, music, and 284 billion archived web pages, at its location in Beltsville, Maryland. Funding for the project was provided by Dr. Mario Molina, a member of MedChi.

This project has taken a while, but literally, now our journals will be available forever!

1 comment:

  1. Hello Meg, Congratulations getting this journal online. Despite all those billions of pages, there is really very little that is available online that is complete, free and accurate. I would particularly like to see complete runs of all city directories, which are so useful to determine when companies went in or out of business, or moved their locations.