Along with incunabula (books printed before 1501), the History of Medicine Collections also feature a wealth of rare print materials, such as Andreas Vesalius's De humani corporis fabrica, a hand-colored copy of the first edition of Georg Bartisch's Opthalmodouleia, and a first edition of De motu cordis by Sir William Harvey.
The History of Medicine Collections contains over 20,000 rare print items including books and journals. Please use the online catalog to search for items related to your research topic or interest.
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The History of Medicine's manuscript collection includes letters, diaries, lecture notes, physician day books, and account ledgers. The collection covers items as diverse as a seventeenth century copy of a late fourteenth century Persian treatise on anatomy to global health collections such as the Maria de Bruyn papers. Also represented are large collections of manuscripts by Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Waterhouse, Pliny Earle, Silas Weir Mitchell, and Ellis Herndon Hudson.