History of Medicine

History of Medicine Collection

The following are all located in room 8000 (northeast corner of the 8th floor).  Staff assistance is necessary to access all of these materials:

History of Medicine

The History of Medicine area contains items which are old and historically valuable, but are not necessarily considered rare, including books from the early to mid 20th century. 

History of Medicine Journals

This collection includes serials such as the Bulletin of the History of Medicine and the Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences.

Early American Medical Imprints (1668-1820)

These materials are on microfilm, with all items searchable in the library catalog with a call number such as M209. There is also a printed subject catalog accompanying the microfilm set.

Preservation

This area contains serial materials which are too old and/or fragile for shelving with the journals on the 6th and 7th floors of the library.  These volumes appear in the library catalog with the location 'preservation'.

Featured Items
 
Rare Book
 

--1300s manuscript, by St. Albertus Magnus (one of only a few in the world)

--Joannes de Ketham, Fasciculus medicinae (1495)

--Michael Scot, Liber phisionomie (1495)

--Eucharius Rosslin, Rosengarten (Rose Garden 1513), German OB/GYN book 

--Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564), anatomical drawings,  rare broadside of the human brain and cranial nerves

--Isaac Newton, Optiks (1730)

--William Hunter, Anatomia uteri humani gravidi tabulis illustrate (Anatomy of the human gravid uterus exhibited in figures, 1774)

--Edward Jenner, An inquiry into the causes and effects of the variolae vaccinae (1798)

--Japanese OB/GYN book, hand illustrated (circa 1800)

--Henry Gray, Anatomy, descriptive and surgical (1858 1st edition)

--Charles Darwin, On the origin of species (1859 1st edition)

--Henry Gray, Anatomy, descriptive and surgical (1858 1st edition)

--Charles Darwin, On the origin of species (1859 1st edition)

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