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Rare, Beautiful and Disturbing Objects From the National Library of Medicine

Buried in the National Library of Medicine's collection of more than 17 million items are some pretty amazing, largely unseen objects from around the world. The mesmerizing new book Hidden Treasure is filled with images of these objects that are beautiful, enlightening or disturbing, and sometimes all three. The highlights include Hitler's medical records, detailed graphic depictions of early-20th-century surgical techniques, a Russian book of clinical dermatology from 1887, and a report from the first medical responders to enter Hiroshima after the bomb.
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Gallery: Digitizing the past and present at the Library of Congress

Odd : Boing Boing (4 years ago)

The Library of Congress has nearly 150 million items in its collection, including at least 21 million books, 5 million maps, 12.5 million photos and 100,000 posters. The largest library in the world, it pioneers both preservation of... Read Post

Hello World! Features rarely Seen Works from Museum's Collection

Arts : Artdaily (5 years ago)

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Quirky Photos From the National Library of Medicine (Slideshow)

Entertainment : Speakeasy - WSJ.com (3 years ago)

In the new book, "Hidden Treasure," rare images give a quirky look into the odd history of medicine. Check out a slideshow of illustrations from the book. Read Post


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