Library Special Collections for Medicine and the Sciences houses a few notable examples of early medical and scientific photography.
- Photographic album of carte de visite portraits of scientists and physicians, ca. 1877-1890, Biomed Ms. Coll. no. 101
- Early use of photography to document animal laboratory can be seen in the collection of Nobel prize laureate Ivan P. Pavolov, Collection of 18 contemporary laboratory photographs, ca. 1902, Biomed Ms. Coll. no. 19
- An example of early medical photography is Pictures of children with tuberculosis of the hip: photograph album presented to L.M. Hill by the children treated or cared for by Hill at the 'Hospital for Children with Hip Diseases' in Sevenoaks, Kent, 1893-1894, Biomed Ms. Coll. no. 109
- Five autograph albums belonging to nurse E.F. Raynes Plante and signed by soldiers recuperating at the Red Cross hospital at 6 Third Avenue, Hove, Sussex, England, 1914-1943 (bulk 1914-1918), Biomed Ms. Coll. no. 111, which contains portraits of staff and wounded soldiers, with their descriptions of why they are in the hospital
- Donald Ryder Dickey photographic collection, 1908-1962, Biomed Ms. Coll. no. 59, of birds and mammals in North America