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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Bewick, Thomas, 1753-1828; Anderson, Alexander, 1775-1870; Beilby, Ralph, 1743 or 1744-1817
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Title vignette
Topic: Mammals
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 British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Description based on: 1984; title from cover
Topic: Vivisection
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Cheselden, William, 1688-1752; Vandergucht, Ger; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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former call number: Cheselden
Topic: Anatomy
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Bichat, Xavier, 1771-1802; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Text of v. 1 includes 2 folded tables
Topics: Anatomy, Physiology, Human anatomy, Physiology
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Béclard, P. A. (Pierre Auguste), 1785-1825; Bichat, Xavier, 1771-1802. Anatomie générale; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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"Notice historique sur Xav. Bichat": p. [ix]-xvi
Topics: Bichat, Xavier, 1771-1802, Anatomy, Anatomy
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by Bell, Charles, Sir, 1774-1842
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former call number: A-7 B852Td
Topic: Hand
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 Gentleman of the faculty; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Dedicated to William Hunter
Topics: Hunter, William, 1718-1783, Anatomy, Military Medicine
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Arnaldus, de Villanova, -1311; Scuola medica salernitana; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Goff
Topics: Hygiene, Materia Medica, Incunabula
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Arnaldus, de Villanova, -1311; Scuola medica salernitana; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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"Nouiter correctum ac emendatum p[er] ... doctores Montispessulani regentes, anno MCCCCLXXX."
Topics: Hygiene, Materia Medica, Incunabula
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Klebs, Arnold C. (Arnold Carl), 1870-1943
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"From the John Hopkins Hospital bulletin, vol. XXIV, no. 265, March, 1913."
Topics: Smallpox, Vaccinia, Immunization, History, 16th Century, History, 17th Century, History, 18th...
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Power, D'Arcy, Sir, 1855-1941; Thompson, C. J. S. (Charles John Samuel), 1862-1943
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Topics: History of Medicine, Medicine
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Cobbe, Frances Power, 1822-1904; Victoria Street Society for the Protection of Animals from Vivisection; International Association for the Total Suppression of Vivisection; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Cover title
Topic: Vivisection
Topics: Contraception, Sex Manuals
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Douglas, James, 1675-1742; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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former call number: Douglas
Topic: Anatomy
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by Collegium Privatum Amstelodamense; Cole, F. J. (Francis Joseph), 1872-1959; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Two books, reprinted (uncorr.) from originals printed in Amsterdam by Caspar Commelin in 1667 and 1673
Topics: Anatomy, Comparative, Fishes
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 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 Cobbe, Frances Power, 1822-1904; Cobbe, Frances Power, 1822-1904. Vivisection and its two-faced advocates; Society for the Protection of Animals from Vivisection; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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"Reprinted by permission from the article entitled "Vivisection and its two-faced advocates," in the Contemporary Review, April, 1882."
Topic: Vivisection
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 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 Haller, Albrecht von, 1708-1777; Bichat, Xavier, 1771-1802. Anatomie générale; Flagg, Josiah F. (Josiah Foster), 1788-1853; Warren, John Collins, 1778-1856; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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The American edition was prepared under the supervision of J.C. Warren, who improved the references to the plates, revised in part the descriptions of the great arteries, and added the general description of the arteries (p. [9]-18) The "division of the arteries" was derived from Bichat. Cf. "Advertisement," signed: John C. Warren
Topic: Arteries
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 Caird, Mona; Society for the Abolition of Vivisection; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Clippings on vivisection laid in
Topic: Vivisection
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Married woman; Beach, Putney & Co; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Caption title
Topics: Contraception, Contraceptive Devices
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Todd, Robert Bentley, 1809-1860; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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former call number: Todd
Topics: Anatomy, Physiology, Zoology, Dictionaries, Medical
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Vallisnieri, Antonio, 1661-1730; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Plates follow Lezione
Topics: Reptiles, Insects
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Béclard, P. A. (Pierre Auguste), 1785-1825; Ollivier, M. (Charles Prosper), 1796-1845; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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former call number: Béclard
Topic: Anatomy
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by History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Publication suspended May 1861-June 1866
Topics: General Surgery, Medicine
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by Wales, Philip S. (Philip Skinner), 1837-1906; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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former call number: Wales
Topics: Surgical Instruments, Bandages, Orthopedic Fixation Devices, Fractures, Bone, Minor Surgical...
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 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 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 Askew, Anthony, 1722-1774; Baker, Samuel, ca. 1711-1778; Leigh, George, d. 1815; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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3,570 lots, sold for £3,993
Topics: Literature, Bookselling, Medicine
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Bartholin, Thomas, 1616-1680; Bartholin, Caspar, 1585-1629. Anatomicae institutiones (Adaptations, etc.) 1674; 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
Topics: Anatomy, Blood Circulation
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Medical College of Georgia; Medical College of Georgia. Annual announcement; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Vols. for 18 - include the Annual announcement of the Medical College of Georgia
Topics: Medicine, General Surgery
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by Tait, Lawson, 1845-1899; London Anti-Vivisection Society; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Cover title
Topic: Vivisection
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Wolff, Christian, Freiherr von, 1679-1754; Harold Jantz Collection (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library) NcD
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In the preface, Wolff designates this as the last part of his German philosophical works
Topics: Physiology, Plant physiology, Science
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 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
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by Salgado, Marcos José, 1671-1740; Universidad de México
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Medina 2965; León, t. 3, no. 382
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by Bell, John, 1763-1820; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Topics: Travel, Travel
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 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 Santucci, Bernardo; Verheyen, Philippe, 1648-1710; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Adapted from Philippus Verheyen's Corporis humani anatomia. --cf. NYAM catalog
Topic: Anatomy
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by History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Vol. 9 (1832)-v. 28 (1845), in vol. 28 (Includes index for Dublin journal of medical and chemical science, Vol. 1 (1832)-v. 8 (1835)
"List of works quoted": p. [xxv]-xxxii
Topics: Vertebrates, Zoology
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Richerand, A. (Anthelme), 1779-1840; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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First ed. published in 1801
Topic: Physiology
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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
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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 Bichat, Xavier, 1771-1802; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Text of v. 1 includes 2 folded tables
Topics: Anatomy, Physiology, Human anatomy, Physiology
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 Descartes, René, 1596-1650; Schuyl, Florentius, 1619-1669; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Second Latin edition; first edition of original French text also appeared in 1664
Topics: Anatomy, Physiology
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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 Hunter, John, 1728-1793; Owen, Richard, 1804-1892; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Croonian lectures on muscular motion, no. 1-6: 1776-1797: p. 211-282
Topics: Animals, Urogenital System, Digestion, Anatomy, Comparative, Physiology
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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
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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
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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 Stricker, Wilhelm Friedrich Karl, 1816?-1891; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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"Fünf Bücker. Eine gekrönte Preisschrift."
Topic: Lens, Crystalline
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Pappenheim, S. (Samuel), 1811-1882; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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former call number: Pappenheim
Topic: Eye
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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
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by Bichat, Xavier, 1771-1802; Béclard, P. A. (Pierre Auguste), 1785-1825; Blandin, Ph. Fr. (Philippe Frédéric), 1798-1849; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Each plate accompanied by leaf with descriptive letterpress
Topics: Anatomy, Physiology
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by Cheselden, William, 1688-1752; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Evans
Topic: Anatomy
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by Bichat, Xavier, 1771-1802; Hayward, George, 1791-1863; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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former call number: Bichat
Topics: Anatomy, Physiology
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by Leffingwell, Albert, 1845-1916; American Humane Association; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Topic: Vivisection
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by Beale, Lionel S. (Lionel Smith), 1828-1906; Todd, Robert Bentley, 1809-1860; Bowman, William, Sir, 1816-1892; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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former call number: Todd
Topics: Physiology, Anatomy
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by Lactantius, approximately 240-approximately 320, author; Officina Liberorum Quentell, printer
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Imprint from colophon
Topics: Embryology, Human, Human reproduction, Gynecology, Human physiology