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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

    The University of Iowa History of Medicine Society announces the R. Palmer Howard Dinner for 2016:

    Lynda Payne

    Lynda Payne

    Professor of History, UMKC Department of History and Women and Gender Studies, speaking on:

    Female Insanity in 19th Century Opera

    Friday, April 22 2016, 7:00pm (Dinner) 8:00pm (Talk) @ Sheraton Hotel, Iowa City