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New Additions to the Rare Book Collections!

The title page of vander Linden's Medulla Medicinae.
The front endpaper of Alley's Observations of the Hydrargyria, with the list of doctors who consulted the work.
Illustration of mercurcy poisoning from Alley's Observations of the Hydrargyria.
Illustration of mercurcy poisoning from Alley's Observations of the Hydrargyria.
Illustration of mercurcy poisoning from Alley's Observations of the Hydrargyria.
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The Becker Library recently acquired two particularly interesting monographs through a generous donation by Dr. Lawrence Gelb.  The first is a copy Johannes Antonides vander Linden’s Medulla Medicinae, published in 1642.  Vander Linden was born in 1609 in the Dutch city of Enkhuizen and was educated at the University of Leiden, where he studied the natural sciences and philosophy before becoming interested in medicine.  He earned his medical degree in 1630 from the University of Franeker with his thesis De virulentia venerea.  His professional career took him first to Amsterdam; then the University of Franeker, where he served as the Professor of Anatomy and Botany; and finally the University of Leiden, where he served as Professor of Medicine and then as rector between 1655 and 1656. 

In addition to the Medulla Medicinae, we also acquired a copy of George Alley’s Observations on the Hydrargyria; or the Vesicular Disease arising from the Exhibition of Mercury, published in 1810 in London.  The work contains three colored plates showing the effects of mercury poisoning on the skin and, interestingly, the front paste-down shows a register of the doctors who borrowed the work from their library.

As always, you are welcome to come up and take a look.

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