Special Collections
Rare Books and Prints

Medical Rare Books (previously located in the Brownless Biomedical Library)

This collection numbers approximately 1,850 volumes and covers the vast range of subjects that constitute the history of western medicine, dating from the first medical literature that emerged from the printing presses of the 16th century to the rare, privately published or limited editions of the 20th century. Most items were published before 1850. Cataloguing of this collection in 2007-2008 was made possible by the generous support of the Russell and Mab Grimwade (Miegunyah) Fund. All items are denoted by the prefix UniM SpC/Med on the library catalogue. Shelved in Special Collections in the Baillieu Library, requests for items may be made online. Requests will be accepted up to 30 minutes prior to delivery time. Items will be transferred for reading in the Cultural Collections Reading Room on level 3 of the Baillieu Library.

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