Artifacts From Special Collections
Feinberg’s Galter Health Sciences Library and Learning Center houses thousands of rare, unique and historical materials within its Special Collections Department. The collections include medical and dental works from European and American sources, spanning the 15th through the 20th centuries, with particular strengths in anatomy, pathology, obstetrics and gynecology, and urology, among others. The department also houses medical and dental artifacts, manuscripts, institutional and personal archives and more.
Pictured below: the top nine images posted to the Special Collections’ Instagram account in 2017.
The History of Magick: By way of Apology, For all the Wise Men who have unjustly been reputed Magicians, from the Creation, to the Present Age.
133 N22d 1657
These mutant beings come from a 17th century medical book that attempts to classify deformities and congenital abnormalities and in the process includes fantastical and imagined creatures from contemporary and ancient times.
Liceti, De monstrorum caussis, natura et differentiis. WZ 250 L698d 1634
Bartholin, Historiarum anatomicarum rariorum. 611 B28h 1855
Cats, Alle de Wercken. Unclassified
Bartisch. 617.7 B28 1583
Wilson, A system of human anatomy. 611 W694 1855