Medical Library

Copy RSS feed URL

The copy of Laycock’s publication available at IUPUI’s Ruth Lilly Medical Library. For an 1840 print, this book is remarkably well preserved throughout.
Featured Post

Historical Book of the Week: An Essay on Hysteria: Being an Analysis of Its Irregular and Aggravated Forms (1840)

The copy of Laycock’s publication available at IUPUI’s Ruth Lilly Medical Library. For an 1840 print, this book is remarkably well preserved throughout.[i]   A Forgotten...

Jason Lilly • Date: 4/23/19

Figures 1-4 from the Ruth Lilly Medical Library copy of A Treatise on the Diseases of the Chest, showing the anatomy of the early stethoscope, invented by Laennec in 1816.

Historical Book of the Week: A Treatise on the Diseases of the Chest and on Mediate Auscultation (1834)

Figures 1-4 from the Ruth Lilly Medical Library copy of A Treatise on the...

Jason Lilly • 4/8/19

Image from George Spratt’s Obstetric Tables, 1833.

Historical Book of the Week: The Science and Art of Obstetrics (1886)

Image from George Spratt’s Obstetric Tables, 1833.[i] A Medical Book Beyond...

Jason Lilly • 3/29/19

Copper engraving of a plague doctor in seventeenth-century Rome (1656).

Historical Book of the Week: Disease and Destiny (1936)

Copper engraving of a plague doctor in seventeenth-century Rome (1656).[i] The...

Jason Lilly • 3/22/19

Hadfield’s attempted assassination of King George III

Historical Book of the Week: Chapters in the History of the Insane in the British Isle (1882)

Hadfield’s attempted assassination of King George III.[i] Detaining the Insane in...

Jason Lilly • 3/18/19

Americans celebrating the passing of the twenty-first amendment in 1933.

Historical Book of the Week: Effects of Alcoholic Drinks, Tobacco, Sedatives (1949)

Americans celebrating the passing of the twenty-first amendment in 1933.[i] Alcoholism:...

Jason Lilly • 3/8/19

Shell Shock and Its Lessons

Historical Book of the Week: Shellshock and Its Lessons (1917)

Copy of Shellshock and Its Lessons, 1917, located in the Leo J. McCarthy, MD,...

Jason Lilly • 3/1/19

Traditional physicians were hesitant to change take up new instruments like the sphygmomanometer (pictured) because they felt they were losing their skills and expertise

Historical Book of the Week: Blood-Pressure Its Clinical Applications (1927)

Traditional physicians were hesitant to take up new instruments like the sphygmomanometer (pictured) because...

Jason Lilly • 2/22/19

The Physician Himself, and What He Should Add to His Scientific Acquirements

Historical Book of the Week: The Physician Himself, and What He Should Add to His Scientific Acquirements (1882)

The cover of Daniel Webster Cathell’s book, The Physician Himself, and What He Should...

Jason Lilly • 2/15/19