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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:


    Ekhard Ziegler

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

    Pediatric Nutrition at the University of Iowa

    Thursday, October 22, 2015, 5:30-6:30
    Medical Education Research Facility (MERF) 2117

  • Notes from the RBR, October 2015

    GIOVANNI ANDREA DALLA CROCE (1509?-1580). Chirurgiae . . . libri septem. Venice: Apud Jordanum Zilettum, 1573

    Giovanni Croce

    Not a great deal is known of Croce's life. He was born at Venice, is known to have been a member of the College of Surgeons there, and about 1560 is mentioned as being one of the city's most successful surgeons.