Institute for the History of Medicine

The Institute for the History of Medicine of the Robert Bosch Stiftung (IGM), located in Stuttgart, is a unique research facility. The IGM includes one of the largest specialized libraries on the history of medicine, with more than 65,000 volumes and a homeopathy archive that preserves the estate of Samuel Hahnemann as well as important disciples and successors, especially Clemens von Bönninghausen. This archive also contains the records of national and international homeopathic organisations. Accordingly, one of the foci of the IGM is the history of homeopathy and pluralism in medicine.

Since 2020, the IGM serves as the central archive of the Robert Bosch Stiftung and all institutions linked to it, such as the Robert Bosch Hospital (Robert-Bosch-Krankenhaus), Dr. Margarete Fischer-Bosch-Institute for Clinical Pharmacology, Robert Bosch Academy, German School Academy, UWC Robert Bosch College, and the International Alumni Center. Our primary tasks include preserving and maintaining the legacy of Robert Bosch in all its aspects and facilities.

The IGM is available for users again. We ask visitors to arrange an appointment in advance and to wear a suitable mouth-nose-protection.