Tag Archive: Yale Cushing/Whitney Medical Library

Digital Highlights: Habituation to the Glass


In the nineteenth century, concern about alcoholism was widespread in the United States. The history of alcoholism — in America or elsewhere — has a much longer history, but the nineteenth century, with the explosion of cheap print materials and …

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From Alexander Burnett’s The Medical adviser and complete guide to health and long life : containing the most plain and easy directions for the treatment of every disorder incidental to the human frame in all its ages (1825). As always, for …

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From Transactions of the Phrenological Society (1824). As always, for more from the Medical Heritage Library, please visit our full collection!

“Oldies but Goodies”

In light of the maintenance going on at the Internet Archive which is making access to the MHL collections a little unpredictable, check out these past features in our Digital Highlights series!

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From George Combe’s A system of phrenology (1835). As always, for more from the Medical Heritage Library, please visit our full collection!

New to the MHL!

Here are some of the latest titles going into the MHL collection from the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library at Yale University…

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newborn skull

From Alfred Cleveland Cotton’s Lessons on the anatomy, physiology and hygiene of infancy and childhood for junior students. Consisting of extracts from lectures given at Rush medical college (1900). As always, for more from the Medical Heritage Library, please visit …

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Digital Highlights: “The Codicil to ‘My Will’”

"Sebastian Kniepp's Legacy to Worishofen," pictured at the beginning of "The Codicil."

As colder weather comes on, many of us are changing an outdoor for an indoor exercise routine: Sebastian Kniepp wants to help you with that.

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exercising men

From Sebastian Kneipp’s The Codicil to “my will” for the healthy and the sick; containing chapters on the anatomy and care of the human body, gymnastic exercises, first help in accidents, cooking recipes, medicinal plants and the cure of diseases (1897). …

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Digital Highlights: “The Barbers’ Company”

Frontispiece: "Barbers Hall, Monkwell Street, London" from "The Barbers' Company."

  The Barbers’ Company is a brief monograph on the combined history of barbering and surgery from ancient Greece through the mid-nineteenth century.

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