The Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library

The Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library provide a forum for those interested in the history of the health sciences. The Friends have a deep appreciation for the Nixon Library’s remarkable rare book collection and have joined together to see that the Special Collections are preserved, augmented and introduced to those who have not yet discovered them.  The society meets periodically throughout the year for lectures, films, and a dinner presentation in November.

In 2012 the History of Medicine Society was formed as an interest group within the Friends of the Nixon Library.  The History of Medicine Society is a student-led group that includes students and faculty across the health science center, as well as members of the wider community.  Membership in the HOM Society is free and attendance at events welcome.


The Friends Annual Newsletter gives a recap of the year’s activities, lists current members and past presidents, mentions recent acquisitions, and provides information on forthcoming events.


Membership in the Friends is open to everyone! Dues are $10/year for students, $25 for individual members, and $50 for patrons. The Friends always welcome new members. If you are interested in joining or would like to know more, please contact Anne Comeaux, Assistant Director for Special Collections, at 567-2428 or

Friends Executive Board, 2012-2013

President: Charleen Moore, Ph.D.
Adelita Cantu, Ph.D., M.S., R.N.
Past President:
Gregory Michael Anstead, M.D., Ph.D.
Secretary/Treasurer:  Rajia Tobia, A.M.L.S.
Members-at-Large:  Daniel Barron, Graduate student
 Susan Seale Jarvis, J.D.
 Eva Galvan, Medical student
Library Staff:
Anne Comeaux, MLS, CRM