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This catalogue, and the exhibition it describes, are attempts to make better known some of the remarkable books and manuscripts gathered by J.K. Lilly, Jr., once collected for his private use, and now enjoyed and studied by so many at the Lilly Library. Additionally, the catalogue provides a glimpse of the collector himself, whose taste, knowledge, and diligence brought together one of the finest…

An exhibition catalogue drawn from the J.K. Lilly collection of original appearances of classical works in the history of medicine and surgery. The introduction relates the history of Mr. Lilly’s collecting in those fields beginning with his interest in American medicine and then his subsequent aim to form a representative collection of the classic books in the history of medicine. Although the…

Harvey's small book is usually considered the most important single medical work ever published. In this book, Harvey announced his discovery of the circulation of the blood, gave a clear description of the heart's action, and reported the experiments that provided proof for his assertions. He had performed these studies by himself over a period of several years on many classes of vertebrate and…