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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

    Dr. Helkiah Crooke (1576-1648): The Historical and Literary Legacy of an Early Modern Physician. Presentation by Jillian Linster. Thursday, September 22, 2016, 5:30-6:30. Hardin Room 401

    Jillian Linster

    Dr. Helkiah Crooke wrote the first comprehensive English anatomy manual. His book, Mikrokosmographia, was printed by William Jaggard, who also published Shakespeare’s First Folio.

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  • Notes from the RBR, August 2016

    ANDRES DE LAGUNA (1499-1560). Anatomica methodus, seu De sectione humani corporis contemplatio. Paris: Apud Ludovicum Cyaneum, 1535.

    Anatomica Methodus

    Laguna, a native of Segovia, began his education in medicine at Paris in 1532. While in Paris he published his first three books and became acquainted with Vesalius. By1539, Laguna was a prolific author publishing over thirty works

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