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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:

    Richard Kerber


    Richard Kerber

    Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa, speaking on:

    Deconstructing the Body: Medical Art, Medical Imaging and the Art of Medicine

    Thursday, September 24, 2015, 5:30-6:30
    Medical Education Research Facility (MERF) 2117

  • Notes from the RBR, August 2015

    MARCELLO MALPIGHI (1628-1694). De pulmonibus observationes anatomicae. (In Thomas Bartholin's De pulmonum substantia & motu diatribe, Copenhagen, 1663.

    Marcello Malpighi

    Anatomist, embryologist, physiologist, and microscopist, Malpighi was instrumental in the development of embryology and histology and also a great microscopic anatomist. Malpighi made many important scientific contributions, but many authorities consider his discovery of the pulmonary circulation to be the most important.

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