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Mungo Park's Travels to the Interior of Africa

Although we are a medical library, not every single volume in our rare book collections takes medicine as its focus.  Our shelves also have 19th century novels, 18th century poetry, and 19th century poetry of questionable quality.  We also have quite a few travelogues!  Today we’ll look at Mungo Park’s account of his explorations in West Africa in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. 

Prophetic Illustration in the Paracelsus Collection

Prophetic works began to be printed as soon as Gutenberg developed his system of printing with movable metal type.  In the early modern period, illustrated prophetic texts provided a way for people to try and understand the political and religious upheavals that surrounded them. 

Juan Pablo Bonet and his Reduction de las letras

Some of the most fascinating objects in the CID-Max A. Goldstein Collection in Speech and Hearing are works that contain examples of early modern manual alphabets.  One of the most significant of these is Juan Pablo Bonet’s Reduction de las letras, y arte para enseñar a ablar los mudos (Simplification of the Letters of the Alphabet and Method of Teaching Deaf-mutes to Speak), published in Madrid in 1620.

New Acquisition: Die Eingebildeten Würmer in Zähnen

The Becker Library recently acquired a very interesting work: Jacob Christian Schäffer’s Die Eingebildeten Würmer in Zähnen (The Imaginary Tooth Worms), publi

Christopher Irvine's Marvelous Magnet

October is a good time to highlight some of the more unusual items in our collection.  It doesn’t get much more unusual than medicinal cannibalism, which is exactly what it sounds like: the practice of using human body parts as an ingredient in medicinal recipes.

What's In A Title Page?

Do you pay any attention to the title pages in your books, or do you just skip past them to get to the text?  Most of today’s books have the title and author printed right on the cover o

New Acquisition for the McKellops Collection

The Becker Medical Library has recently acquired a copy of Niccoló Leonico Tomeo’s Opuscula nuper in lucem aedita quorum nomina proxima habentur pagella, published in 1525 in Venice.

"For when her parted lips disclosed to view / Those ruined arches, veiled in ebon hue" - Solyman Brown's Dentologia

National Poetry Month is making its exit from our calendars, so we will pay it a fond farewell with Solyman Brown’s Dentologia: A Poem on the Diseases of the Teeth, and Their Proper Remedies.  For who among us has not at one point contemplated our mouths’ cavern of horrors and thought, “Now that is the stuff of poetry”?