Thursday, May 22, 2014

New acquisitions

Today was the annual meeting of the OHSU History of Medicine Society, which sponsors our lecture series and coordinates the History of Medicine I class in the School of Medicine. The meeting also includes a presentation of new acquisitions for HC&A's collections. Here are some highlights:

Esquirol, Etienne. Des maladies mentales considérées sous les rapports médicale, hygiénique et médico-légal. Paris: Baillière, 1838.
Presented by the OHSU History of Medicine Society

Esquirol was a student of Philippe Pinel, and succeeded him as chief physician at Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris. This book is considered the first modern work of clinical psychiatry.                       

Beddoes, Thomas. Hygëia, or, Essays Moral and Medical On the Causes Affecting the Personal State of Our Middling and Affluent Classes. London: R. Phillips, 1802.               
Beddoes was an English medical reformer, teacher, and writer. Hygeia is an early study of middle-class lifestyle diseases, and one of the first medical self-help manuals.   

Perrin, Maurice Constantin. Atlas d'ophthalmoscopie et d'optométrie. Paris: Victor Masson, 1870.

In spring 2014, Mrs. Jacqueline Donin donated over 100 rare books on ophthalmology collected by her husband, Jerry F. Donin, M.D. Among them is this French ophthalmoscopy atlas.

Robert L. Bacon Papers. 1997-005.2
The family of Emeritus Professor of Anatomy Robert L.. Bacon donated his collection of radiographs and illustrations, many of which were used in his publications.