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 and holds an annual dinner presentation in November.

History of Medicine Society

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 is 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 per 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 Andrea N. Schorr, Head of Collection Resources, at or call 567-2403.

Become a member of the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library, fill out the online membership form here. This same form can be used to renew an existing membership.

Friends Executive Board, 2016-2017

Eithan Kotkowski, M.D./Ph.D. student
Vice-President/President-Elect:   Anand Karnad, M.D.
Past President:
 Daniel Rosenthal, M.D.
Secretary/Treasurer:   Andrea N. Schorr, M.S.I.S.
Members-at-Large:  Dr. Bridget Piernik-Yoder
 Sue Simon
 Colonel Lark A. Ford, Ph.D., M.A., M.S.N, RN