Rare Anatomical Texts on View in Nixon Library April 15

Tables of the skeleton and muscles of the human body by Bernhard Siegfried Albinus

Tables of the skeleton and muscles of the human body by Bernhard Siegfried Albinus

The P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library will display rare anatomical and other texts in the collection on Tuesday, April 15th, from 4 to 6 pm.   The library is located on the 5th floor of the Briscoe Library on the Long Campus of the UT Health Science Center.

Forty-two books from the 15th—18th centuries will be on display including Albinus’ Tables of the skeleton and muscles of the human body, Charles Bell’s Illustrations of the great operations of surgery, Harvey’s Anatomical exercitations concerning the generation of living creatures, Hooke’s Micrographia,  John Hunter’s The natural history of the human teeth, William Hunter’s Anatomia uteri humani gravidi tabulis illustrate, and Vesalius’ De humani corporis fabrica libri septem.

These books are rarely on display, so come take the opportunity to enjoy them.

 

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