Congratulations to everyone graduating with the School of Education this morning! Today we are looking at the MA class of 1917 – specifically, three graduates who took very different paths after graduation, but who went on to become extremely accomplished… Read More ›
This category was used for posts created by special collections staff before August 2016. Since then all posts are categorised as Archives and Special Collections posts.
One name dominates Hunter’s library catalogue in the ‘G’ section of William Hunter’s library: Galen.
Galen (129-c. 210) was a Greek philosopher-physician who summarised anatomical learning up to his time and added his own observations on human anatomy based on dissections of monkeys and pigs. Galen was influenced by the theory of the humours advocated by Hippocrates and other ancient Greek physicians.
Blog post by Jessica Watson, an MA Honours History of Art student on placement in Special Collections. I was selected to undertake an eight-week long placement with the Special Collections department of the University library as part of my art… Read More ›
B is for… The ‘B’ section of Hunter’s library catalogue provides a good example of the mix of medical and non-medical books Hunter collected. Among medical authors we find members of the Danish medical dynasty, the Bartholins [Caspar the Elder (1585-1629),… Read More ›
This blog post is by Rose Z. King, a voluntary intern in Special Collections, who worked on the Venetian Renaissance prints, drawings and illustrated books in Scottish Collections project. The current foyer display on level 12 of the Library is… Read More ›