Contributions to that magazine take the form of letters to the editor, Sylvanus Urban (the pen name of its founder, Edward Cave), and range in one volume (selected at random) for 1790, from a consideration of ‘The Celibacy of Fellowes of Colleges’, to remarks on Jamaican vegetable soap from a correspondent in Bermuda, and an illustrated account of a new apparatus ‘for communicating Heat to Bodies apparently dead.’ Debates carried out through its letters could run for several issues. It was the first periodical to use the term杂志（来自法语，意为“库”），并利用一个庞大的配送体系，通过建立窟，读取整个英语世界。
MHL的一个非营利性组织，是其中的一些世界领先的促进药品质量历史资源免费开放医学图书馆的数字化协同策。Through the partnership with the MHL, the NLM strengthens its connections to U.S. and international peer institutions and their communities, including Harvard University, the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the New York Academy of Medicine, the Wellcome Library in London and the Bibliothèque interuniversitaire de Santé in Paris.
“This agreement with the NLM strengthens the MHL’s core mission, as a collaborative digitization and discovery organization committed to providing open access resources in the history of healthcare and the health sciences,” said Melissa Grafe, PhD, President of the Medical Heritage Library and Head of the Medical Historical Library at Yale. “Since 2010, the NLM’s world-renowned collections have been—and with this memorandum of understanding will continue to be—a core part of the nearly 300,000 freely and openly available digitized items in the Medical Heritage Library, used in research and education throughout the world.”
医学遗产图书馆公司（MHL）是一种协作的数字化和发现组织，致力于提供开放获取医疗卫生资源的历史。自2010年成立以来，它渴望成为医药卫生界的可见，研究驱动型的历史，提供了广泛的，跨学科的选区。该MHL的目标是使重要的历史医学内容，从领先的医疗文库的，费用可在网上免费，并简化和集中这些资源的发现。要做到这一点，它已经从志趣相投的医药图书馆，专门收藏和档案馆的历史的数字化协同发展成为一个法团实体寻求不只是提供数字代理人在线访问，也拥抱开放存取的挑战，保留和使用含关于个人健康信息的记录，并且服务于数字人文。This organizational expansion was further spurred by the MHL’s recently completed National Endowment for the Humanities grant, “Medicine at Ground Level: State Medical Societies, State Medical Journals, and the Development of American Medicine” (PW-228226-15), which received additional financial support from Harvard University Medical School and the Arcadia Fund through the Harvard University Library.