The institute was created in 1985 by Professor José María López Piñero, Professor of History of Medicine at the University of Valencia, who was in turn its first director, with the name of Institute of Historical and Documentary Studies on Science. It had the Historical-Medical Library and Museum, and the Centre for Documentation and Information in Biomedicine (directed by Professor of Documentation María Luz Terrada Ferrandis). The objectives of the center They were the study of Spanish and Latin American scientific activity since antiquity, the study of medical systems, the elaboration of bibliographic and documentary repertories, obtaining indicators of scientific and health activity, the creation of databases (including the IME, Spanish Medical Index), the development of medical information systems, the study of scientific terminology and the study of the needs for scientific and medical information.

In 2008 the institute was restructured, concentrating its research activity on the history of medicine and science, integrating the Vicente Peset Llorca Historical-Medical Library and part of the Scientific-Medical Collection of instruments of the University of Valencia, and adopting the current name: López Piñero Institute for the History of Medicine and Science. The objective of the remodeling was to provide the center with a new project and scientific identity. This restructuring coincided with the transfer of the centre to its current location in the restored Palau de Cerveró, a historic building owned by the University of Valencia.

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Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Free admission


Plaza Cisneros, 4
46003 Valencia
Telephone: 963 926 229

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