Preserving The History of The Healing Arts

In 1982, a group of physicians of the Lancaster City and County Medical Society founded The Edward Hand Medical Heritage Foundation with a mission to preserve and make accessible the rich heritage of the healing arts with special attention given to Lancaster County. In addition to the founding physicians of the medical society, it included members of Lancaster’s citizenry from a wide spectrum of other medical and non medical professions.

The Collection

The Foundation’s collection has grown to over 10,000 artifacts, including books, photographs and medical instruments documenting and reflecting the healing profession’s history. Much of the collection has been catalogued and exhibited in hospitals, colleges, and other institutions.

To see the virtual collection of the museum, click HERE.




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