The P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library houses many rare and historical books that are interesting to read, have wonderful illustrations, and are extremely important to the history of the health sciences. To highlight some of these treasures, the staff of the Nixon Library have started a new program that features one book each month. Brief information about the book is displayed on the digital signage throughout the Health Science Center. The Book of the Month is available for viewing in the Nixon Library from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday – Friday.
This month’s book is Anthropometamorphosis: Man Transform’d: or, the
ArtificiallChangling, a delightful book published by English physician John Bulwer in 1653. Bulwer illustrates tattooing and body mutilations described in old literature or reported to him by sea captains and others traveling throughout the world.
For more information or to arrange a visit to the P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library, contact Lisa Matye Finnie, Special Collections Librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 210-567-2406.