Monday, May 9, 2016

Teaching Medicine: Circa 1800’s

I was up in the stacks the other day looking for something in the archives, and saw some fascinating books that were lavishly illustrated. I thought I’d share them with you.

First up is a book on the nose, mouth and larynx, illustrated with beautiful and very detailed engravings, published in London in 1809. I love the author’s congratulations to himself for presenting the reader with the book.IMG_0103IMG_0104IMG_0105IMG_0106IMG_0108IMG_0109

Next is the equally interesting book of 100 urinary deposits, again illustrated, and practically contemporary, having been published in 1890.IMG_0098IMG_0099

Finally, there’s the medical version of a paper doll! This amazing figure has a slider that shows the symptom’s name and where it’s located. I forgot to take a picture of the book’s cover page, but I am remembering it’s in the mid-1800’s. It’s quite clever.IMG_0100IMG_0101IMG_0102

Just some more treasures from our archives and book collection!

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