History of Medicine Open House

Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM
Location: Rare Book Room
Contact Information: Rachel Ingold, 919-684-8549 or rachel.ingold(at)duke.edu

This past July, over 20,000 rare books and journals, 4,500 manuscripts, and a variety of instruments and artifacts from the History of Medicine Collections were moved from the Medical Center Library to the RBMSCL. You may have followed the move via “Medical Move Mondays” here on The Devil’s Tale.

On Tuesday, you’ll have your chance to see (some of) the newest items in the RBMSCL’s collections. Join Rachel Ingold, Curator of the History of Medicine Collections, to learn more about the history behind the collections and view some of the unique and spectacular item—ranging from 16th century books that contain hand colored illustrations of amputations to actual amputating saws and more!

Amputating Instruments
No, you can't use these in the Rare Book Room.