JACQUES FABIAN GAUTIER D’AGOTY (1717-1785). Anatomie de la tête. Paris: Chez le sieur Gautier, M. Duverney, Quillau, 1748.
Gautier, a French printmaker, was an assistant to Le Blon and, like Ladmiral, claimed the color printing process as his own. Gautier published some ten collections of colored plates of various portions of the anatomy, and he was the first person to print anatomical plates in color on a large scale.
Choulant writes that “his anatomic illustrations . . . impress the critical observer with their arrogance and charlatanry and do not recommend themselves to the student of anatomy either for their faithfulness and reliability or for their technique” (Choulant-Frank, p. 270).
The dissections and preparations for the eight large figures in this atlas of the anatomy of the head were prepared by Joseph Guichard Du Verney, and some of the plates are among the most elaborate produced by Gautier, especially notable for the intricate network of blood vessels which are meticulously indicated by direct color printing.
This extremely rare work is an important piece of book and anatomic illustration. You may view this work in the John Martin Rare Book Room, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences. Make a gift to the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences by donating online or setting up a recurring gift with The University of Iowa Foundation.
The Hardin Library for the Health Sciences has access to Transplant Library through June 30, 2015.
Transplant Library provides access to evidence-based information on all aspects of solid organ transplantation including:
- Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) from 1970-present
- Systematic reviews and meta-analysis of good quality from 2008
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Searching the Transplant Library does not require special skills so it may be used by clinicians, researchers and other related health professionals in organ transplantation.
If you have comments about Transplant Library, please send them to Janna Lawrence, Deputy Director, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences.
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The Hardin Library will be closed Monday, January 19 for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The library will be open 10am-6pm Saturday and Noon-9pm Sunday. The library will begin regular semester hours, opening at 7:30am on Tuesday.
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The University of Iowa History of Medicine Society invites you to hear Christopher de Boer, MS, 2nd year Carver College of Medicine Student and winner of the Robert D. Sparks Writing Contest.
Mr. de Boer will speak on “The Price of Pain: Examining Global Inequality in Palliative Care and a Human Rights Response” on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 5:30pm-6:30pm in the Medical Education Research Facility (map) room 2117.
For more information on the History of Medicine Society, or to donate, please see: http://hosted.lib.uiowa.edu/histmed/index.html .
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The University of Iowa History of Medicine Society, The Classics Department, and the Center for the Book invite you to a lecture by Daniel Garrison, Emeritus Professor, Department of Classics, Northwestern University on “Vesalius Turns the Page on Ancient Medicine.” The lecture is free and open to the public. The lecture will be held on Thursday, November 20 from 5:30pm-6:30pm at The Hardin Library for the Health Sciences.
This talk concentrates on the procedural contributions Vesalius made in his 1543 De humani corporis fabrica. Vesalius began his medical studies at the University of Paris, which was still a conservative institution that relied heavily on readings from Galen and later Medieval summaries and required little or no dissection, even of animals. Vesalius introduced a new regimen at the University of Padua that called for dissection by the students and visual testing of anatomy rather than dependence upon books.
Skeleton from De Humani Corporis Fabrica
De humani corporis fabrica is one of the most important anatomy books ever published, and the John Martin Rare Book Room owns a first edition. You may view this book or others from our collection by visiting the John Martin Rare Book Room. Some images are also available in the Iowa Digital Library.
As the University of Iowa moves to EndNote as its official citation management solution, we at Hardin are here to help with the transition from RefWorks (or any other tool). At this quick workshop, you will learn how to collect your citations and bibliographic data and then import it into EndNote.
Our upcoming sessions at Hardin Library, Information Commons East, 2nd floor:
Wednesday, November 12, 2:30-3pm
Thursday, November 20, 10:30-11am
Tuesday, December 9, 9:30-10am
Register online: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/hardin/workshop/
No time for class? Just need a little help? See our guide: http://guides.lib.uiowa.edu/citingsources/HardinEndNoteDesktop