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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 Society

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

    Elizabeth Yale


    Elizabeth Yale

    Adjunct Assistant Professor, Center for the Book University of Iowa, speaking on:

    Gender, Memory, and Authority in the Early Modern Medical Print Marketplace

    Thursday, February 25, 2016, 5:30-6:30
    Medical Education Research Facility (MERF) 2117

  • Notes from the RBR, February 2016

    HENRI DE MONDEVILLE (ca. 1260-ca. 1320). Chirurgie. Paris: Félix Alcan, 1893.

    Henri De Mondeville

    Mondeville's chief work, the Cyrurgia, was written between 1306 and 1320 and contains his basic teachings. An encyclopedic text, it covers Mondeville's views and practices of medical ethics, anatomy, surgery, physiology, and therapeutics.

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