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Anatomical Drawings

Flower to Pharmacy

Natural History

Service in Wartime


Schools of Nursing at Pennsylvania Hospital

Surgical Amphitheatre

Works that Altered Modern Medicine


This exhibition will showcase the unique botanical volumes that are part of the Historic Library, including works by Linnaeus, Catesby, Bartram, and Barton. Come learn about medicine from the eighteenth to the mid-nineteenth century, see an inventory of the Pennsylvania Hospital Apothecary, and view original recipes written by medical students.

The exhibit will be located on 2 Pine Center outside and inside the the Historic Library. On display will be Benjamin Smith Barton's Elements of botany, or Outlines of the natural history of vegetables, the first American textbook on botany (1803) which includes William Bartram's illustrations, The herball or Generall historie of plantes by John Gerarde (1633), Notebooks of Benjamin Horner Coates and Benjamin Morris with recipes for various ailments and more.


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