Tag Archive: Yale Cushing/Whitney Medical Library

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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 Highlight: “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 Highlight: “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.

New Titles in the MHL

The MHL is pleased to announce that the first titles from our new National Endowment for the Humanities-funded digitization grant are going live in our Internet Archive collection. If you glance through the list in the “This Just In” section …

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Digital Highlight: Among the Rappers

Dedication from "The Rappers."

Table-rapping, table-turning, spirit writing, and other forms of communication with “another world” were common and popular forms of spiritualistic activity in the latter half of the nineteenth century. Some consider that the rapping done by the Fox sisters in the late …

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40,000+ Items!

Plate from "Beiträge zur Geburtskunde und Gynaekologie..."

We’re pleased to announce that the Medical Heritage Library collection on the Internet Archive has topped 40,000 items. As of this writing, we are, in fact, over 43,000!

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From Carl G.W. Vollmer’s Magnetismus und Mesmerismus, oder Physische und geistige Kräfte der Natur (1862). As always, for more from the Medical Heritage Library, please visit our full collection!

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