University of Iowa (Iowa City), Health Sciences Library

Heirs of Hippocrates : the development of medicine in a catalogue of historic books in the Health Sciences Library of the University of Iowa

Iowa City, Friends of the University of Iowa Libraries, 1980
(27.5 cm), xiv, 474 pp., portrait-frontispiece (colour), text illustrations. Publisher’s red cloth, gilt title on blue spine label and on upper cover. - Second edition, describing 1196 books in the University of Iowa’s Hardin Library for Health Sciences. The focus is on “great books” published before 1850 and first editions of Vesalius, William Harvey, Robert Hooke, and Edward Jenner are all here. Most of the items described were given to the University by John Martin (1904-1996), a neurosurgeon and bibliophile from Clarinda, Iowa, who began collecting valuable medical books in 1947. ¶ Very good, unmarked copy.
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