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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:

    E. A. (Tony) Franken, Jr., MD

    Tony Franken

    Professor Emeritus, Department of Radiology, University of Iowa, speaking on:

    Healthcare for Native Americans: Triumphs and Tragedies

    Thursday, November 19, 2015, 5:30-6:30
    Medical Education Research Facility (MERF) 2117

  • Notes from the RBR, December 2015

    JACOPO BERENGARIO DA CARPI (1470-1530). Isagoge breves, perlucide ac uberime, in anatomia humani corporis. [Bologna: Impressum per Benedictum Hectoris, 1522].

    Jacopo Berengario Da Carpi

    Berengario was a serious student of Mondino and followed him in all matters pertaining to anatomy. He wrote Commentaria on Mondino's Anothomia in 1521 and, because he was such a discerning observer, was able to correct many of Mondino's shortcomings and add many of his own observations.