The P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library hosted a group of History of Anatomy students on April 8th. The visit was the culmination of an enrichment elective in the School of Medicine and a course in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences taught by Dr. Charleen Moore, Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Cellular and Structural Biology. The class covered the History of Anatomy from ancient times to the present.
The students viewed 25 items from the library’s rare book collection, including:
- De humani corporis fabrica libri septem (1543) by Andreas Vesalius
- Micrographia (1667) by Robert Hooke
- De medicina (1481) by Aulus Cornelius Celsus, the Nixon library’s oldest book
For more information on the P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library or to schedule a visit, contact Lisa Matye Finnie, Special Collections Librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 210-567-2406.