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Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine

The History of Medicine Collections in Duke University’s David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library contains over 20,000 rare books and 4,000 manuscript items, along with numerous prints, photos, and other types of ephemera. The collection strengths are in the following areas: anesthesiology, human sexuality, materia medica, pediatrics, psychiatry, vivisection, and yellow fever.



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Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Lombroso, Cesare, 1835-1909; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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former call number: Lombroso
Topics: Criminology, Criminal Psychology, Tattooing
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Charcot, J. M. (Jean Martin), 1825-1893; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Vol. 1 is a photographic reproduction of the typescript
Topic: Nervous System Diseases
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Delabarre, C. Fr. (Christophe François), 1787-1862; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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former call number: Delabarre
Topics: Dentition, Tooth
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Quain, Jones, 1796-1865; Quain, Richard, 1800-1887; Sharpey, William, 1802-1880; Leidy, Joseph, 1823-1891; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Spine and half-title: Quain's anatomy
Topic: Anatomy
64 p., 8 plates (some fold.) : 17 cm
Topics: Contraception, Sex Manuals
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Bacon, Roger, 1214?-1294; Arrais, Duarte Madeira, d. 1652; Browne, Richard, fl. 1674-1694; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Each volume has also special t.-p.: [v. 1] The cure of old age and preservation of youth. Shewing how to cure and keep off the accidents of old age; and how to preserve the youth, strength and beauty of body and the senses and all the faculties of both body and mind; [v. 2] Arbor vitae; or, A physical account of the Tree of life in the garden of Eden
Topics: Bacon, Roger, 1214?-1294, Old age, Youth, Tree of life, Geriatrics
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by International Physiological Congress (16th : 1938 : Zurich, Switzerland); Freie Vereinigung Schweizerischer Physiologen; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Cover title: Kongressbericht II des XVI. Internationalen Physiologenkongresses
Topic: Physiology
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Severino, Marco Aurelio, 1580-1656; Volckamer, Johann Georg, 1616-1693; Copho. Anatomia porci; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Added engraved title page
Topics: Jasolino, Giulio, 1538-1622, Anatomy, Comparative
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Haller, Albrecht von, 1708-1777; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Vols. 2-3 have title: Operum anatomci argumenti minorum
Topics: Anatomy, Pathology
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Bewick, Thomas, 1753-1828; Beilby, Ralph, 1743 or 1744-1817
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Title vignette
Topic: Mammals
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Harvey, William, 1578-1657; Willis, Robert, 1799-1878; Sydenham Society; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Preface -- Life of William Harvey -- Last will and testament of William Harvey -- An anatomical disquisition on the motion of the heart and blood in animals -- The first anatomical disquisition on the circulation of the blood, addressed to John Riolan -- A second disquisition to John Riolan; in which many objections to the circulation of the blood are refuted -- Anatomical exercises on the generation of animals; to which are added, essays on parturition; on the membranes, and fluids of the...
Topics: Harvey, William, 1578-1657, Physiology, Blood Circulation, Embryology
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Severino, Marco Aurelio, 1580-1656; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Added engraved title page
Topics: Snakes, Venoms
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Bauhin, Caspar, 1560-1624; Bry, Theodor de, 1528-1598; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Contains 131 plates (no. 6 & 11 of bk. 3 each printed twice) being reduced copies of illustrations taken, for the most part, from Vesalius, Valverde, Eustachius, Coiter and other anatomists. --cf. L. Choulant. (Hist. and Bibl. of anatomic illus., 1920, p. 229)
Topics: Anatomy, Anatomy
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Agrippa von Nettesheim, Heinrich Cornelius, 1486?-1535; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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At head of title: Henrici Cornelii Agrippae ab Nettesheym
Topics: History, 17th Century, Science
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Quain, Jones, 1796-1865; Quain, Richard, 1800-1887; Sharpey, William, 1802-1880; Leidy, Joseph, 1823-1891; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Spine and half-title: Quain's anatomy
Topic: Anatomy
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Velez de Arciniega, Francisco, active 1593-1613
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former call number: A-36 V436H
Topics: Zoology, Medical, Zoology
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Bartholin, Thomas, 1616-1680; Bartholin, Caspar, 1585-1629. Anatomicae institutiones (Adaptations, etc.) 1666; Walaeus, Johannes, 1604-1649. Epistolae duae de motu chyli et sanguinis ad Thomam Bartholinum; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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At head of title: "Thomae Bartholini, Casp. Fil."
Topics: Blood Circulation, Anatomy
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Schurig, Martin, 1656-1733; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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former call number: Schurig
Topics: Embryology, Infant
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Bartholin, Thomas, 1616-1680; Walaeus, Johannes, 1604-1649. Epistolae duae de motu chyli et sanguinis ad Thomam Bartholinum; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Added title page, engr.: Anatomia Bartholiniana
Topics: Anatomy, Blood Circulation, Lymphatic System
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Bell, John, 1763-1820; Bell, Charles, Sir, 1774-1842; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Austin
Topic: Anatomy
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Kingsford, Anna Bonus, 1846-1888; Maitland, Edward, 1824-1897; Hart, Samuel Hopgood; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Cover title: Addresses & essays on vegetarianism
Topics: Diet, Vegetarian, Food, Diet
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Le Boursier du Coudray, Angelique Marguerite, 1714 or 1715-1794; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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xvi, 208 p., 25 [i.e. 26] p. of plates : 20 cm
Topic: Obstetrics
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Artedi, Peter, 1705-1735; Linné, Carl von, 1707-1778
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Each part has special t.-p
Topic: Ichthyology
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Caird, Mona; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Caption title
Topic: Vivisection
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Bassett, David L. (David Lee), 1913-1966; Harold Jantz Collection (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library) NcD
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Comb-bound explanatory texts with Viewmaster reels in pocket
Topics: Central nervous system, Human anatomy
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Publication suspended May 1861-June 1866
Topics: General Surgery, Medicine
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Stopes, Marie Carmichael, 1880-1958; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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former call number: Stopes
Topics: Marriage, Love
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Hunter, William, 1718-1783; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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former call number: Hunter
Topics: Hunterian Museum, London, Anatomy, Anatomy
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Westcott, W. Wynn (William Wynn), 1848-1925; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Obituary: William Wynn Westcott -- A practical note on suicide / by Frederick Dillon-- The problem of suicide / by C. Stanford Read. (3 detached journal articles, laid in)
Topic: Suicide
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Horner, William E. (William Edmonds), 1793-1853; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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former call number: E H816T
Topics: Human anatomy, Anatomy, Histology
On cover and spine: Blue and sunlights
Topics: Light, Sunlight
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Henle, Jacob, 1809-1885; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Bd. 3, Abth. 1. Knochenlehre. 3. Aufl. 1871. Abth. 2. Bänderlehre. 2. Aufl. 1872. Abth. 3. Muskellehre. 2. Aufl. 1871 -- Bd. 2. Abth. 1. Nervenlehre. 1871. Abth. 2. Eingeweidelehre. 2. Aufl. 1873. -- Bd. 3. Abth. 1. Gefässlehre. 2. verb. Aufl. 1876. Abth. 2. Nervenlehre. 2. verb. Aufl. 1879
Topics: Anatomy, Anatomy, Regional
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Lancisi, Giovanni Maria, 1654-1720; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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At head of title: Jo. Mariae Lancisii
Topic: Communicable Diseases
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Haller, Albrecht von, 1708-1777; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Vol. 5-7 have imprint: Apud viduam Abram Vandenhoeck
Topic: Dissertations, Academic as Topic
Each part has special title page
Topics: Nervous System Diseases, Neurotic Disorders, Depression
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Johnson, James Rawlins; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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former call number: Johnson
Topic: Leeches
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Owen, Richard, 1804-1892; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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former call number: Owen
Topics: Mammals, Animals, Zoogeography, Apes, Mammals
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Buffon, Georges Louis Leclerc, comte de, 1707-1788; Chodowiecki, Daniel, 1726-1801; Harold Jantz Collection (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library) NcD
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Frontis. drawn and engraved by D. Chodowiecki
Topic: Natural history
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Fyfe, Peter; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Binder's title: Lectures
Topics: Mortality, Sanitary Engineering, Housing, Bedding and Linens
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Spiegel, Adriaan van de, 1578-1625; Bucretius, Daniel, -1631; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Engraved title page
Topic: Anatomy
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Money, William; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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former call number: Money
Topics: Anatomy, Pathology, Anatomy
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Walker, Mary Edwards, 1832-1919; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Each plate preceded by leaf with descriptive letterpress
Topics: Sexual ethics, Sexual health, Ethics, Sex Manuals
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Haller, Albrecht von, 1708-1777; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Vols. 2-3 have title: Operum anatomci argumenti minorum
Topics: Anatomy, Pathology
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Publication suspended May 1861-June 1866
Topics: General Surgery, Medicine
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Cheselden, William, 1688-1752; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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A separate issue of the plates, and descriptive letterpress, of the author's Anatomy of the human body
Topic: Anatomy
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Haller, Albrecht von, 1708-1777; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Vol. 5-7 have imprint: Apud viduam Abram Vandenhoeck
Topic: Dissertations, Academic as Topic
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Canani, Giovanni Battista, 1515-1579; Carpi, Girolamo da, 1501-1556; Cushing, Harvey, 1869-1939; Streeter, Edward Clark, -1947; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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At head of title: Ioannes Baptista Canano, 1515-1578. Girolamo da Carpi, 1501-1556
Topics: Muscles, Anatomy
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Sabouraud, Raymond Jacques Adrien, 1864-1938; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Bibliography: p. [813]-846
Topics: Tinea, Microsporum, Trichophyton, Arthrodermataceae, Parasitic Diseases
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Rouy, Hersilie, 1814-1881; Le Normant des Varannes, E; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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former call number: Rouy
Topics: Rouy, Hersilie, 1814-1881, Mental Disorders
xvi, 311, [21] p. : 20 cm
Topics: Microscopes, Microscopy
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Casseri, Giulio Cesare, approximately 1552-1616; Bucretius, Daniel, -1631; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Engraved title page
Topic: Anatomy
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Albinus, Bernhard Siegfried, 1697-1770; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Colophon: Lipsiae : Litteris Eisfeldianis
Topic: Bone and Bones
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Charas, Moyse, 1619-1698; Redi, Francesco, 1626-1698; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Includes added engraved t.p. with title: New experiments upon the viper
Topics: Viper Venoms, Therapeutics, Snakes
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Keen, William W. (William Williams), b. 1837; Brown, James M; American Humane Association; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Letter from W.W. Keen to James M. Brown: p. 8-18
Topics: Human Experimentation, Vivisection
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Vallisnieri, Antonio, 1661-1730; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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With his Nouve osservazioni
Topics: Insects, Anatomy, Comparative
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Buffon, Georges Louis Leclerc, comte de, 1707-1788; Chodowiecki, Daniel, 1726-1801; Harold Jantz Collection (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library) NcD
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Frontis. drawn and engraved by D. Chodowiecki
Topic: Natural history
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Godman, John D. (John Davidson), 1794-1830; Maverick, Peter, 1780-1831; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Added title pages, engraved
Topics: Mammals, Animals, Cetacea, Natural History
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Vivisection Reform Society; Taber, Sydney Richmond, b. 1862; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Signed: S.R. Taber, Secretary of Vivisection Reform Society
Topics: Poisoning, Vivisection, Human Experimentation
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Henle, Jacob, 1809-1885; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Spine title: Anatomie des Menschen
Topic: Anatomy
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Watters, John H; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Caption title: "An essay on muscular action and its conditions. The ninth of a series ... published in the St. Louis Medical Journal on 'Life.'"
Topics: Muscles, Dissertations, Academic as Topic
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Haller, Albrecht von, 1708-1777; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Vol. 5-7 have imprint: Apud viduam Abram Vandenhoeck
Topic: Dissertations, Academic as Topic
"List of works quoted": p. [xxv]-xxxii
Topics: Vertebrates, Zoology
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Burdach, Karl Friedrich, 1776-1847; Jourdan, A. J. L. (Antoine Jacques Louis), 1788-1848; Baer, Karl Ernst von, 1792-1876; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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former call number: Burdach
Topic: Physiology
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Horner, William E. (William Edmonds), 1793-1853; Smith, Henry H. (Henry Hollingsworth), 1815-1890; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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First ed. published 1823 under title: Lessons in practical anatomy. cf. Pref
Topics: Anatomy, Dissection
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Carpenter, William Benjamin, 1813-1885; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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former call number: Carpenter
Topics: Physiology, Physiology, Comparative
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Minniti, Francesco; Ricco, Daniel, active 1690; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Identical in contents with Danial Ricco's Ristretto anotomico. The illustration has movable parts
Topics: Anatomy, Astrology
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Heister, Lorenz, 1683-1758; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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former call number: Heister
Topic: Anatomy
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Haller, Albrecht von, 1708-1777; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Imprint varies: v.2-3, Sigismund D'Arnay; v.4-5, Francis Grasset; v.6-8, Bern, Societat typographic
Topic: Physiology
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Cobbe, Frances Power, 1822-1904; Bernard, Claude, 1813-1878; Bert, Paul, 1833-1886; Leffingwell, Albert, 1845-1916; American Anti-Vivisection Society; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Leçons de physiologie operatoire. Leçons sur la chaleur animale / Claude Bernard. L pression barométrique / by Paul Bert as reproduced by "Bernard's Martyrs" and "Light in the dark places" -- Does vivisection pay? / extract by Albert Leffingwell
Topic: Vivisection
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Wilson, Erasmus, Sir, 1809-1884; Goddard, Paul B. (Paul Beck), 1811-1866; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Original ed. published in London, 1840, under title: The anatomist's vade mecum
Topic: Anatomy
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Burdach, Karl Friedrich, 1776-1847; Jourdan, A. J. L. (Antoine Jacques Louis), 1788-1848; Baer, Karl Ernst von, 1792-1876; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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former call number: Burdach
Topic: Physiology
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Burdach, Karl Friedrich, 1776-1847; Jourdan, A. J. L. (Antoine Jacques Louis), 1788-1848; Baer, Karl Ernst von, 1792-1876; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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former call number: Burdach
Topic: Physiology
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Harvey, William, 1578-1657; Willis, Robert, 1799-1878; Sydenham Society; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Preface -- Life of William Harvey -- Last will and testament of William Harvey -- An anatomical disquisition on the motion of the heart and blood in animals -- The first anatomical disquisition on the circulation of the blood, addressed to John Riolan -- A second disquisition to John Riolan; in which many objections to the circulation of the blood are refuted -- Anatomical exercises on the generation of animals; to which are added, essays on parturition; on the membranes, and fluids of the...
Topics: Harvey, William, 1578-1657, Physiology, Blood Circulation, Embryology
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Henle, Jacob, 1809-1885; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Each part has separate title page and pagination
Topics: Anatomy, Anatomy, Regional
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Mullen, Allen, -1690; Petty, William, Sir, 1623-1687; Boyle, Robert, 1627-1691; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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The second treatise has special title page
Topics: Elephants, Eye, Anatomy, Comparative