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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:

    Richard Caplan, M.D.

    Richard Caplan, M.D.

    Emeritus Professor, Department of Dermatology, Program in Bioethics and Humanities, University of Iowa speaking on:

    "The Story of Leprosy in Hawaii (and Iowa)"

    Thursday, October 23, 2014, 5:30-6:30

  • Notes from the RBR, October 2014

    HELKIAH CROOKE (1576-1635). Mikrokosmographia [Greek title transliterated]: A description of the body of man. London: Printed by William Jaggard, 1615.

    HELKIAH CROOKE (1576-1635)

    Crooke, who received his medical degree from Cambridge, was prone to be a quarrelsome individual of sometimes dubious character, especially when financial matters were involved. He had several clashes with London's College of Physicians over questions of ethical conduct.

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