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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:

    Christopher de Boer

    Christopher de Boer

    MS, M2, Winner of the Robert D. Sparks Writing Contest, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa speaking on:

    "The Price of Pain: Examining Global Inequality in Palliative Care and a Human Rights Response"

    Thursday, January 22 2015, 5:30-6:30
    MERF 2117

  • Notes from the RBR, January 2015

    THOMAS WILLIS (1621-1675). Cerebri anatome: cui accessit Nervorum descriptio et usus.

    Thomas Willis

    Willis, a graduate of Oxford, practiced medicine and taught there until 1666, when he went to London, where he attained a large practice and was known as an outstanding physician. In addition to his practice he carried on extensive research and published a number of important works on medicine, anatomy, and pharmacology.