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

Arts : Artdaily (5 years ago)

DAYTON, OH.- As part of The Dayton Art Institute’s 90 th Anniversary celebration, Chief Curator Will South has organized Hello World! Rarely Seen Art from Our Collection, a show that brings together the museum’s “hidden treasures”: ... Read Post

Islamic State Burns Over 8000 Rare Books As Demonstration of Faith

News : Jonathan Turley (17 hours ago)

We have previously discussed the burning of rare books by Islamic State. Now, a new report says that the group has burned more than 8,000 rare books and manuscripts in Mosul. They then reportedly bombed the Mosul Public Library acco... Read Post

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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