Highlights of the History of Medicine Division

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Highlights of the History of Medicine Division

  1. 1. History of Medicine Division
  2. 2. History of Medicine Division <ul><li>All monographs published before 1914 </li></ul><ul><li>All serials before 1871 </li></ul><ul><li>All Manuscripts & Archival Collections </li></ul><ul><li>Prints, photographs, and audiovisuals </li></ul>
  3. 3. Isagoge Johannitii in Tegni Galeni . (Oxford, 13th century).
  4. 4. Commentary on Hippocrates (1269 A.D.)
  5. 5. Incunabula. Aristotle’s De animalibus. (Venice, 1476)
  6. 6. Johannes de Ketham’s Fasiculo de Medicina (Venice, 1494)
  7. 7. Vesalius’ De fabrica (Basel, 1543)
  8. 8. Natural History
  9. 9. East Asian Collections <ul><li>Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Materials </li></ul><ul><li>3,000 items pre-1900 </li></ul><ul><li>Printed books, manuscripts, ephemera </li></ul><ul><li>Japanese materials cataloged using CJK software </li></ul>
  10. 10. 18 th -Century Pharmaceutical Ephemera (Japan)
  11. 11. 19 th -Century Ms. on Surgery (Japan)
  12. 12. Archives & Modern Manuscripts <ul><li>Archival Collections </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Papers </li></ul><ul><li>Bound Manuscripts </li></ul><ul><li>Oral Histories </li></ul>
  13. 13. Profiles in Science: Florence Sabin
  14. 14. Prints & Posters
  15. 15. Photographs
  16. 16. Images in the History of Medicine (IHM) OPAC http://wwwihm.nlm.nih.gov/
  17. 17. Historic Audiovisuals <ul><li>All material in the Library dating before 1970 </li></ul><ul><li>Over 4,000 items, 500 of which are pre-1950 </li></ul><ul><li>Mostly available in LocatorPlus </li></ul><ul><li>Copies can be made for researchers </li></ul>
  18. 18. Access to the Collections <ul><li>Open to the General Public </li></ul><ul><li>(Mon-Fri, 8:30-5:00) </li></ul><ul><li>Special Reading Room with Increased Security </li></ul><ul><li>Reproduction Performed by Staff </li></ul><ul><li>InterLibrary Loan of Reproductions </li></ul><ul><li>Digitization Projects </li></ul>

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