The Briscoe Library hosted a group of 40 resident physicians from Mexico on December 2. These health care providers are studying Medical English for one month at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Education and Outreach Librarians provided information about services librarians provide and about the library’s collection.
The Special Collections staff showcased eight rare and historical medical books from the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library, as well as stereoscopes from the collection of antique medical instruments. Titles on display included:
- De humani corporis fabrica libri septem (1543) by Andreas Vesalius
- Tables of the skeleton and muscles of the human body (1749) by Bernhard Siegfried Albinus
- De medicina (1481) by Aulus Cornelius Celsus, the Nixon library’s oldest book
Tags: January 2016