From John Gordon’s Engravings of the skeleton of the human body (1818).
In case you haven’t been keeping up, here are some of the latest things to come into our collection:
- Thousands of Medical Officer of Health reports from all over the UK (19th and 20th centuries)
- Hygie militaire, ou l’art de guérir aux armées, poëme en quatre chants; suivi des loisirs d’un militaire dans la campagne de 1809 (1819)
- A blind man’s offering (1850)
- The Institutions of the Practice of Medicine Delivered in a Course of Lectures by Jo. Baptis Burserius de Kanifeld (1806) (And don’t miss volume 2, volume 3, volume 4, and volume 5!)
- The Zincali; or, an account of the Gypsies of Spain. With an original collection of their songs and poetry (1842)
- Incidents of missionary enterprise… (1846)
From William Wood’s Illustrations of the Linnaean genera of insects (1821). (Check out the full book for beautiful illustrations of butterflies, dragonflies, and more!)
It’s grey and cold here in Boston today so lets have a nice bright flower to start the week off right.
From Shirley Hibberd and F. Edward Hulme’s Familiar garden flowers (1879).
A seasonal classic this morning…
In honor of #NationalPoetryDay (which was yesterday), this collection of poetry from physician Mark Akenside (1721-1770) seemed appropriate for this Wednesday.
In honor of the first day of spring…
From Shirley Hibberd and and F. Edward Hulme’s Familiar garden flowers (1879).
From Anne Pratt’s Wild flowers Volume I (1893).
From Thomas Martyn and Frederick Polydore Nodder’s Flora rustica: exhibiting … figures of such plants as are either useful or injurious in husbandry Volume I (1791).