Science and Medicine Special Collections Research Center
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Collection includes many of the classic printed works in the history of science and medicine. These volumes are also included in our collections of Antiquarian Books. In addition to these items, we also hold archival collections related to the practice of medicine and scientific inquiry.
- Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Records
- David M. Benson Physician's Account Book
- Cortney Davis Papers
- David Dietz Papers
- George Dufek Papers
- Leonard Engel Papers
- Fairfield Collection
- Alpheus Hyatt II Papers
- Marty Mann Papers
- Benjamin Spock Papers
- Thomas Szasz Papers
- Henry A. Washington Papers
Audio and Visual Materials
Many of the science and medicine collections contain visual and audio materials. For example, see:
- The Albert Schweitzer Papers contains photographic materials.
- The Leonard Engel Papers contain audiotapes.
- The George Dufek Papers include clippings, photographs, official reports, draft speeches, personal and official correspondence, articles, and scrapbooks.
Rare Books and Printed Materials
Examples are Arithmetica (1488) by Boethius, Fasciculus medicinae (1500) by Ketham, Cosmographia (1554) by Apianus, De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (1566) by Copernicus, De magnete (1600) by Gilbert, Dioptrice (1611) by Kepler, Dialogo (1632) by Galileo, Opera posthuma (1677) by Spinoza, Horologium oscillatorium (1673) by Huygens, Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica (1687) by Newton, Experimental Researches in Electricity (1839-55) by Faraday, and On the Origin of Species (1859) by Darwin. Two 20th-century examples are The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care (1946) by Spock and A Method of Reaching Extreme Altitudes (1919) by Goddard.
Useful search terms to locate these items in the catalog include "scientific expeditions," "hospitals," "pediatricians," "astronomy - early works," "public health," and "medical social work."