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From John Hill’s The useful family-herbal : or, an account of all those English plants which are remarkable for their virtues, and of the drugs which are produced by vegetables of other countries; with their descriptions and their uses, as proved by experience … (1789). As always, for more from the Medical Heritage Library, …View full post
From Emil Harless’ Lehrbuch der plastischen anatomie : enthaltend die gesetze fur organische Bildung und kunstlerische Darstellung der menschlichen Gestalt im allgemeinen und in den einzelnen Situationen (1856-1858). And this is our last post of 2015! The blog and Twitter feed will be shuttered until January 4th. We hope you all have a lovely …View full post
We’ve got lots of new material coming into the MHL:
- The Visotoner: A Personal Reading Machine for the Blind (1967)
- London Volume I and II (1841)
- De nonnullis nympharum varietatibus et degenerationibus insignioribus et inprimis de notabili quadam illarum degeneratione luxuriate (1825)
- Facts, for the most part unobserved, or not duly noticed, respecting variolous contagion (1808)
- Collection de tombes, épitaphes et blasons, recueillis dans les églises et couvents de la Hesbaye (1845)
- Five years’ experience in Australia Felix. Comprising a short account of its early settlement and its present position, with many particulars interesting to intending emigrants (1846)
We’re going to be highlighting some great one-pagers from our growing state medical journals collection.
It seemed appropriate to start on a Monday with…well…a headache medication.
If you’re going to be at AAHM this week, come join us on Friday at 12:15 in St Croix I for our lunch session: Medicine at the Ground Level. Nancy Tomes from Stony Brook University, Polina Ilieva from UCSF, and Melissa Grafe from Yale will be joining Harvard’s Scott Podolsky to talk about the MHL’s ongoing project to digitize state medical journals.
We’ll be having an informal breakfast session on Saturday morning, too. Grab your coffee and come join us in the Chase Boardroom!
The MHL is very pleased to be participating in the Images and Texts in Medical History workshop at the National Library of Medicine this week. The workshop will bring together historians and librarians interested in applying digital humanities tools to researching the history of medicine. Participants and observers will gather at the National Library of Medicine April 11-13 to explore innovative methods and data sources useful for analyzing images and texts in the field of medical history.
Several members from the Medical Heritage Library will be presenting and attending. Our presentation will be Tuesday, April 12th 9:20-10:40 and will include brief presentations from:
Melissa Grafe, Yale Medical Library
Phoebe Evans Letocha, Johns Hopkins University
Aimee Medeiros, University of California San Francisco
Polina Ilieva, University of California San Francisco
We look forward to seeing you there and to the fruitful discussions we’re sure will result!
The Archives and Special Collections of the Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library of Columbia University have digitized the 1661 German translation of Johann Remelin’s Catoptrum Microcosmicum.
Check out the great video made about the process:
The Medical Heritage Library is pleased to announce our first new partner of 2016: the Osler Library of the History of Medicine at McGill University.
The Osler Library of the History of Medicine at McGill University, Montreal, Canada, opened in 1929 to house the collection of rare medical and other books donated by Sir William Osler (1849-1929), the renowned physician and McGill graduate and professor. Initially comprising 8000 titles listed in the Bibliotheca Osleriana, the collection – one of the world’s outstanding ones – has grown to around 100,000 works including rare monographs, journals, archives and prints, as well as scholarly publications about the history of the health sciences and related areas. To date, the Library has scanned 152 items, all of which are available on the Library’s own Internet Archive site as well as in the MHL collection.
Making the Osler Library’s items available through the MHL not only enriches the MHL collection, but makes the Osler’s items searchable through the MHL’s Bookworm and full-text search tools.
We’re delighted to be able to include the Osler’s material in our collection and will be tagging more as the Library continues to scan items.