Latest Acquisitions to the W. Bruce Fye History of Medicine Library Courtesy of the Laurence and Hazell McColl Endowment Fund – 2018

April 5, 2018 at 5:11 pm Leave a comment

The following items were recently added to the W. Bruce Fye History of Medicine Library, courtesy of the Laurence and Hazell McColl Endowment Fund:

Extremely rare first edition of Guillemeau’s Traité, ‘decidedly the best of the renaissance books on ophthalmology’.

Guillemeau, Jacques. Traité des maladies de l’oeil, qui sont en nombre de cent treize, ausquelles il est suiect. Paris, Charles Massé, 1585.

Guillemeau’s Traité

Guillemeau’s Traité

 

First Latin Edition, and the first illustrated, of this famous obstetrical work. Translated by Caspar Bauhim, and enlarged with numerous case records.

Rousset, François. Foetus vivi ex matre viva sine alterutrius vite periculo Caesura … Casparo Bauhino Professore Medico Basil. ord. latio reddita: varijs Historiis aucta & confirmata. Adiecta est Iohanni Albosii Protomedici Regii foetus per annos XXIIX, in utero contenti & lapidifacti Historia elegantiss[ima]. Basel, Conrad Waldkirch, 1591.

 

Rousset, Foetus vivi ex marte viva

Rousset, Foetus vivi ex marte viva

The Padovan protophysician Franceso Fanzago’s account of the birth and life of conjoined twins born in the province of Brescia in 1802.

Fanzago, Francesco. Storia del mostro di due corpi che nacque sul Bresciano in Novembre 1802. Padova, Giuseppe and Fratelli Pinada, 1803.

Fanzago, Storia del mostro di due copro che nacque

Fanzago, Storia del mostro di due copro che nacque

Very scarce first edition of one of Da Monte’s important commentaries on Avicenna’s Canon.

[Avicenna].  Monte, Giovanni Battista da.  In quartam fen primi Canonis Avicennae, Lectiones: À Valentino Lublino Polono Collectae.  Venice, Balthassar Constantini, 1556.

 

A Pioneering Work on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

[Somis, Ignazio]. Ragionamento sopra il fatto avvenuto in Bergemoletto, in cui tre Donne, sepolte fra le rovine della Stalla per la caduta d’una gran mole di neve, sono state trovate vive dopo trentaseete giorni. Turin, Stamperia Reale, 1758.

 

Entry filed under: History of Medicine.

Dr. Donald C. Balfour Sr. papers are now archived in the The W. Bruce Fye Center for the History of Medicine Leaving Mayo Clinic? Suggestions for a Smooth Transition

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