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 ›
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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 ›
Dr William Hunter (1718-1783) – anatomist, physician, man-midwife, and collector of books, specimens, and art – is a major figure of the eighteenth century and of the Enlightenment. Hunter left his library and the rest of his varied collections to… Read More ›