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John Martin Rare Book Room

  • Caldani, Leopoldo Marco Antonio, 1725-1813
  • Demours, Antoine Pierre, 1762-1836
  • Schott, Gaspar, 1608-1666
  • Du Verney, M., 1648-1730
  • Mascagni, Paolo, 1755-1815
  • Rüff, Jakob, 1500-1558; Amman, Jost, 1539-1591
  • Portal, Antoine, 1742-1832
  • Hooke, Robert, 1635-1703
Caldani, Leopoldo Marco Antonio, 1725-18131 Demours, Antoine Pierre, 1762-18362 Schott, Gaspar, 1608-16663 Du Verney, M., 1648-17304 Mascagni, Paolo, 1755-18155 Rüff, Jakob, 1500-1558; Amman, Jost, 1539-15916 Portal, Antoine, 1742-18327 Hooke, Robert, 1635-17038

The nearly 6,500 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 21st 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.

  • History of Medicine

    The University of Iowa History of Medicine Society invites you to hear:

    Daniel Garrison

    Richard Caplan, M.D.

    Emeritus Professor, Department of Classics, Northwestern University speaking on:

    "Vesalius Turns the Page on Ancient Medicine "
    Display of ancient Vesalius treatises to follow lecture.

    Thursday, November 20, 2014, 5:30-6:30
    Hardin Library Room 401

  • Notes from the RBR, December 2014

    Johannes de Ketham (fl. 1460). Fasciculus medicine. [Venice: Per Cesarem Arrivabenum, 1522].

    Surgery, Johannes de Ketham

    Little is known of Johannes de Ketham. He was born in Swabia and was practicing medicine in Vienna in 1460. This work is a collection of medical texts then current among students and practitioners, some of which had been in use for centuries, others more recent.

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