Hardin Library for the Health Sciences
The nearly 5,000 volumes in the John Martin Rare Book Room are original works representing classic contributions to the history of the health sciences from the 15th through 20th Centuries. Also included are selected books, reprints, and journals dealing with the history of medicine at the University and in the State of Iowa.
Secondary sources such as histories of particular subjects, biographies, and bibliographies are housed in the Hardin Library main collection.
Notes from the RBR, May 2013
THOMAS ADDISON (1793-1860). On the constitutional and local effects of disease of the supra-renal capsules. London: S. Highley, 1855.
Possessed of rather rude demeanor, Addison nevertheless had a large practice. He was a brilliant lecturer and diagnostician and one of the most respected physicians at Guy's Hospital, devoting himself almost wholly to his students and patients. More...