Friday, May 04, 2012

New residents in the History of Medicine Room

In the last couple weeks, our colleagues in cataloging and acquisitions returned a bumper crop of new addtions to the History of Medicine Collection, including some extraordinary rare books from the 17th-19th century. The following are just some highlights:

Anderson, William. System of Surgical Anatomy. As Connected with Inguinal and Femoral Hernia, Tyeing the Iliac Arteries, and the Operation of Lithotomy Part First, On the Structure of the Groin, Pelvis, and Perineum. New York: Seaman, 1822.

Chipault, Antoine Maxime Jules Nicolas. Chirurgie opératoire du système nerveux. Paris: Rueff, 1894.

Cowper, William. Myotomia Reformata, or, An Anatomical Treatise on the Muscles of the Human Body. London: R. Knaplock, 1724. See also my announcement of the acquisition in February.


Mauriceau, François. Traité des maladies des femmes grosses et de celles qui sont accouchées. Paris: Chez l'auteur, 1681.A thoughtful donation from the descendants of a Salem physician and book collector.

All are available for research in HC&A.

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