The Woodward Historical Collection was donated to us by Dr. Theodore E. Woodward, Professor Emeritus of our School of Medicine. Dr. Woodward's professional career was a most distinguished one, and his collection reflects his particular involvement in tropical medicine and epidemiology. Dr. Woodward's support for the Library was extensive. In recognition of his contributions on our behalf, the Library has named the Historical Collections Reading Room for him. A special highlight is the large mahogany bookcase which he donated to house his books. The bookcase occupies a custom-designed alcove in the Woodward Reading Room. The Woodward Collection features an early edition of the work of Laennec, as well as modern-day works. Dr. Woodward's own authored works are here as well, some of which include his history of our Medical School's Department of Medicine, his "200 Years of Medicine in Baltimore," his biographies of Carroll County physicians, and his two-volume set devoted to the history of the United States Armed Forces Epidemiological Board.