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2nd Edition – ROAAr Monthly Screen-Share

Spring cleaning your digital desktop? Why not try a new screensaver! ROAAr invites you to check LibraryMatters regularly to download a high-quality image from our free monthly screen-share. We invite you to use it as a background for your desktop or cellphone, or …

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From Cardboard Boxes to Access

By Karis Shearer* Spending time in the Louis Dudek Collection at McGill over the summer of 2019, as I was finishing up my book manuscript, was immensely valuable to me, but it was not the first time I’d visited. You …

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Une entrevue avec notre stagiaire Sophie Ientile, étudiante de l’Énssib

Sophie Ientile

Ce printemps, la Bibliothèque Osler de l’histoire de la médecine a accueilli Sophie Ientile en tant que stagiaire. Sophie est étudiante à l’École nationale supérieure des sciences de l’information et des bibliothèques (Énssib) à Lyon, France. Library Matters a discuté avec …

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Bringing the World to the Osler and the Osler to the World

Snapshots of Osler at the bedside: Auscultation, c. 1895. Osler Library Photo Collection.

By Andie Tomlinson, Archival Assistant, Osler Library of the History of Medicine & MISt Candidate 2017 La version française suit History is on every shelf at the Osler Library of the History of Medicine. Located on the third floor of …

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Osler Library of the History of Medicine acquires two extremely rare incunabula books by Champier

Detail from full page woodcut illustration from the 1498 Dyalogus of Wisdom lecturing fools and the ignorant.

By: Christopher Lyons, Head of the Osler Library Thanks to an anonymous gift, the Osler Library has acquired two extremely rare incunabula books published in 1498 and c. 1500 for our collection.  These were written by Dr. Symphorien Champier (c.1471-1539), a …

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“Great neurosis” at the Osler Library: A noteworthy acquisition in the field of 19th century psychiatry

The Osler Library recently acquired the work Iconographie photographique de la Salpêtrière. Service de M. Charcot. Published in Paris by Les Bureaux du progrès medical between 1876-1880, this three-volume book is by Desiré Magloire Bourneville (1840-1909) and Paul-Marie-Léon Regnard (1850-1927), …

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