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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


Below, an illustration of vessels used as pharmaceutical apparatus from The New Dispensatory: containing the Elements of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and the Materia Medica published by W. Lewis, Edinburgh 1786 -- an outstanding book from the Historic Library.

Important works of medicine are well represented at Pennsylvania Hospital. Early editions of Vesalius, Morgagni, Harvey, and Pare, to name just a few, can be found in the Historic Library.

At right, engraved portrait of Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564), the great anatomist and author of the first complete textbook of human anatomy, De Humanis Corporis Fabrica (a copy of which is held by the Historic Library).


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