Elizabeth Yale: Bring out Your Dead (Papers)! Early Modern Medical Practitioners as Archivists and Collectors
History of Medicine Society Lecture.
Early modern physicians built their libraries as dynamic, interactive information resources. They constructed their collections over many years, buying and inheriting books old and new. Alongside their books, they generated and passed on valuable caches of written records, including correspondence and medical casebooks. This talk considers physicians as collectors of books and papers: what can their use of these materials tell us not only about their medical practices, but also their varied pursuits as naturalists, editors and authors, scientific reformers, and museum founders?
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Thursday, September 28 at 5:30am to 6:30am
Hardin Library for Health Sciences, 401
600 Newton Road, Iowa City, Iowa