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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:

    Robert E. Rakel, M.D.

    Robert E. Rakel, M.D.

    Emeritus Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine speaking on:

    "The University of Iowa History of Medicine Society:
    the early influence of Bill Bean, Palmer Howard and William Osler"

    Thursday, September 25, 2014, 5:30-6:30

  • Notes from the RBR, September 2014

    Sir CHARLES BELL (1774-1842). Illustrations of the great operations of surgery: trepan, hernia, amputation, aneurism, and lithotomy. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1821.

    JEAN PECQUET (1622-1674)

    Sir Charles Bell, a Scottish surgeon and anatomist, was one of the greatest scien-tists in medical history. Educated at the University of Edinburgh, he spent the ma-jor part of his professional career in London before returning to his alma mater as professor of surgery for the last few years of his life.

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