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Charles S. Bryan History of Medicine Room: The Endowment

This guide provides an overview of the Library's History of Medicine Room and related resources.


On January 15, 2003, the University of South Carolina School of Medicine officially dedicated the Charles S. Bryan History of Medicine Room named in honor of Charles S. Bryan, M.D., Heyward Gibbes Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Associate Dean and Director of the University of South Carolina-Prisma Health Alliance Center for Medical Humanities. With the approval of the University of South Carolina, Dean Larry R. Faulkner, M.D., directed Dr. Bryan's generous gift to establishing the USC School of Medicine Library Endowment.

The endowment provides support for the preservation of the rare book collection housed in the Charles S. Bryan History of Medicine Room. As it grows, the endowment will also fund the acquisition of additional historical works, the purchase of books for the general circulating collection, and other specialized areas of the USC School of Medicine Library.

Gifts to the Endowment

Gifts to the library endowment will increase the principal and generate additional funds to serve the library annually and in perpetuity. By adding your gift you will join Dr. Bryan in providing progressively valuable health-related information to South Carolinians dedicated to quality education, research, and clinical care, thus fulfilling the mission of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.

As a teacher, scholar, medical historian, author and compassionate and skilled physician, Dr. Bryan combines all aspects of his professional life with grace. A most gracious way of acknowledging all that he continues to give to his profession and community is through a gift that builds upon its own generosity.

All contributions are welcome and will be acknowledged to Dr. Bryan and the donor through School and University publications. Donors of $500 or more will be named to the USC School of Medicine Library Circle of Friends and their names will be placed on a plaque adjacent to the History of Medicine Room.

Donations may be made via this web page, by completing and mailing this form and designating the gift for School of Medicine Library Endowment, or by contacting Ms. Ruth Riley, Director of Library Services, at (803) 216-3220 or