Medical History Exhibit

From Adenoids to Zoonomia: Selections from Dana’s Medical History Collection is now on view in the Dana Medical Library’s exhibit case. This exhibit features instruments and books from the Medical History Collection, including: curettes and forceps used to remove the adenoids, 1850s-1900; midwifery textbooks from the 1800’s; books on phrenology and physiognomy (pictured above); and an 1803 American edition of Erasmus Darwin’s (grandfather of Charles Darwin) Zoonomia, a treatise that foreshadows his grandson’s theory of evolution .

From Adenoids to Zoonomia: Selections from Dana’s Medical History Collection will be on exhibit through mid-June. For more information about the Library’s Medical History Collection, see http://library.uvm.edu/dana/about/collections/medhist.html.