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The National Library of Medicine (NLM), in Bethesda, Maryland, is a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Since its founding in 1836, NLM has played a pivotal role in translating biomedical research into practice. It is the world's largest biomedical library and the developer of electronic information services that deliver trillions of bytes of data to millions of users every day. Scientists, health professionals, and the public in the US and around the globe search the Library's online information resources more than one billion times each year. The NLM also supports and conducts research, development, and training in biomedical informatics and health information technology. In addition, the NLM coordinates a 6,000-member National Network of Libraries of Medicine that promotes and provides access to health information in communities across the United States.

The NLM supports an extensive digitization program to preserve and make available its historical collections, which stand among the richest of any institution in the world. To this end, the NLM is a principal contributor to the Medical Heritage Library (MHL), a collaborative effort of several large medical research libraries to digitize and make available online thousands of pieces of historical medical literature. All of NLM's digitized historical content is also available through NLM's Digital Collections, and much of the content will also be available with that of other contributors on the MHL’s collections page on the Internet Archive.



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by Hippocrates; Coxe, John Redman, 1773-1864; Galen
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NLM copy 1, stamp of Mott Memorial Library on t.p
Topics: History of Medicine, History, Ancient, Greek World
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by Harris, Chapin Aaron, 1806-1860; Harris, Chapin Aaron, 1806-1860. Dictionary of dental science, biography, bibliography, and medical terminology
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Rev. ed. of A dictionary of dental science, biography, bibliography, and medical terminology, 1849
Topics: Dentistry, Medicine, Terminology as Topic
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by Hahnemann, Samuel, 1755-1843; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor. DNLM; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner. DNLM; Dudgeon, R. E. (Robert Ellis), 1820-1904
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Translation of various essays
Topic: Homeopathy
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by Coxe, John Redman, 1773-1864; Fox, Joseph, 1759-1832. A new medical dictionary; Fry, William, 1777-1855, printer; Thomas Dobson and Son, publisher
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A page-for-page reprint of the Philadelphia 1808 edition
Topic: Medicine
Will digitize
Topic: Medicine
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NLM copy imperfect: all after p. 376 wanting
Topic: Homeopathy
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Topic: Medicine
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by Aristotle; Voynich, Wilfred Michael, 1865-1930, former owner; National Library of Medicine. Manuscript. E 3
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Manuscript codex
Topics: Animals, Birds
Includes index
Topic: Medicine
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by United States. War Dept. Inspector General's Office; Steuben, Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin, Baron von, 1730-1794; Doolittle, Amos, 1754-1832, engraver; United States. Congress. Act to provide for the national defence, by establishing an uniform militia
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The author statement appears on the t.p. after the edition statement
Topics: Military Personnel, Military Medicine
Translation of The male generative organs in health and disease
Topics: Genitalia, Male, Genital Diseases, Male
NLM copy, inscription of Frank [Gall?], Baltimore, Md., Oct. 7th, 1858; gift stamp of Miss Digges
Topic: Medicine
Issued in 2 parts: v. 1, Authors and titles; v. 2-3, Subjects
Topics: Medicine, Libraries, Medical
"The basis of the present work is Dr. [Joseph] Fox's 'New medical dictionary, revised and augmented by Dr. [Thomas] Bradley'" - p. [v]
Topic: Medicine
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Microfilm
Topic: Marijuana Abuse
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NLM copy bound second in pamphlet volume W6 P3 v.240
Topics: Fever, Nonprescription Drugs
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Translation of Elémens d'hygiène, ou, De l'influence des choses physiques et morales sur l'homme et des moyens de conserver la santé
Topics: Hygiene, Health Behavior
Previous ed. has title: Medical lexicon
Topic: Medicine
With 32 p. of advertisements at the end
Topics: Medicine, Physiology
Added t.p. in German
Topic: Medicine
Previous ed. has title: Dictionary of medical science
Topic: Medicine
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The same two parts were previously published under this title in "the seventh New-England edition" (1813) "A treasure of health" (p. [67]-71) is attributed to Hippocrates in the pref. to the version of the main work published in London in 1749 under title: Aristotle's compleat master piece. In three parts
Topics: Reproduction, Sexual Behavior, Congenital Abnormalities, Midwifery
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by Rapou, Aug. (Auguste); Granville, Arthur Alleyn, translator; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor. DNLM; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner. DNLM; Grosvenor Library, former owner
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Translation of De la fièvre typhoïde et de son traitement homoeopathique
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Topics: Typhoid Fever, Homeopathy
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by Jeanes, Jacob, 1800-1877; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor. DNLM; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner. DNLM
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First American book on homeopathy
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Topic: Homeopathy
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by Gardner, D. P. (Daniel Pereira), d. 1853; Hooper, Robert, 1773-1835. Lexicon medicum; Grant, Klein
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Based on the 7th London ed. of Hooper's Lexicon medicum, rev. by Klein Grant
Topic: Medicine
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by Brigham, G. N. (Gershom Nelson), 1820-1886; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor
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Bradford, T.L. Homoeopathic bib. of the U.S.
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Topics: Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases, Signs and Symptoms, Homeopathy, Materia Medica
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Topic: Medicine
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by Aristotle, pseud; Salmon, William, 1644-1713
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Attributed to William Salmon. Cf. Brit. Mus. cat
Topics: Sex Education, Gynecology, Obstetrics, Reproduction
NLM copy, inscription to [Wm.?] R. DeWitt Jr., M.D. from Richard Clements, M.D
Topic: Medicine
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by Hahnemann, Samuel, 1755-1843
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Condensed Portugese translation of Reine Arzneimittellehre
Topics: Homeopathy, Materia Medica
Includes index
Topic: Medicine
NLM copy, inscription, Ed. Nolan, Wm. C. Kazsner, Wm. G. Hamilton; Property of Dr. T.C. Wheaton, Milleville N.J. July 1873, on front pastedown; D.L. Trites' book, C.S. Trites' book on t.p
Topic: Medicine
Published in Madrid, 1844-1850
Topics: Clinical Medicine, Internal Medicine
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Includes index
Topic: Homeopathy
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by Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784; Walker, John, 1732-1807; Maxwell, James, publisher; Maxwell, James, printer; Fairman, Gideon, 1774-1827, engraver; Bayne-Jones, Stanhope, 1888-1970, donor; Smith, Erwin F. (Erwin Frink), 1854-1927, former owner
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Second issue of the first American edition
NLM copy, imperfect: plate incomplete, shows only figs. 5-8
Topic: Medicine
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Half-title: Patogenesia brasileña
Topic: Homeopathy
Microfilm
Topics: Medicine, Botany
NLM copy, stamp of E.P. Cook, M.D
Topic: Medicine
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by Williams, Thomas, 1815-1891; Calvert, James, 1813-1892; Rowe, George Stringer
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Cultural Characteristics, Oceanic Ancestry Group, Missions and Missionaries
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by Culpeper, Nicholas, 1616-1654; Allen, John, 1660?-1727?, printer; Boone, Nicholas, 1679-1738, bookseller; Henchman, Daniel, 1689-1761, bookseller; Edwards, John, d. 1725, printer; Royal College of Physicians of London
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Originally published in 1649 under title: "A physicall directory; or, A translation of the London dispensatory, made by the Colledge of Physicians in London [Wing C7540]," itself a translation of the Pharmacopoeia Londinensis of 1618. Cf. Wellcome, II. p. 414, and Austin
Topics: Materia Medica, Pharmaceutical Preparations
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by Hoblyn, Richard D. (Richard Dennis), 1803-1886; Hays, Isaac, 1796-1879
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Half-title: A dictionary of medical terms
Topic: Medicine
Condition reviewed
Topics: Abortion, Spontaneous, Abortion, Spontaneous, Homeopathy
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by Isaacs, C. E. (Charles Edward), 1811-1860
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"Read February 4, 1857."
Topic: Kidney
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Reissued in 1957, with new introduction and supplementary reports, under title: Hypnosis in medicine and surgery
Topic: Hypnosis
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by Tissot, S. A. D. (Samuel Auguste David), 1728-1797; Physician
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Translation of L'onanisme. First published in Latin under title: Tentamen de morbis ex manustupratione, in the 1758 ed. of the author's Dissertatio de febribus biliosis
Topics: Masturbation, Disease
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by Hahnemann, Samuel, 1755-1843; Hering, Constantine, 1800-1880
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Topic: Homeopathy
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by Barton, William P. C. (William Paul Crillon), 1786-1856; Barton, William P. C. (William Paul Crillon), 1786-1856, illustrator; Parker, Daniel, 1782-1846, dedicatee
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This edition is listed in Poore's Descriptive cat. of government publications, p. 115, with note that it was "purchased by the Government, for distribution among officials."
Topics: Pennsylvania Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.), United States. Navy. Medical Dept, Hospitals, Military,...
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by Jahr, G. H. G. (Gottlieb Heinrich Georg), 1800-1875; Kitchen, James, 1800-1894, translator; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor. DNLM; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner. DNLM
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First homeopathic pharmacopoeia published in the U.S. Cf. Winston
Topics: Pharmacopoeias, Homeopathic, Materia Medica
Includes index
Topics: Medicine, Health
In his preface the author states that this is an almost completely new work, and not merely a revision of John Quincy's Lexicon medicum, which was first published in 1717
Topic: Medicine
Final 32 p. of v. 1 is publisher's catalog
Topic: Yellow Fever
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by Bulliard, Pierre, 1752-1793; Richard, Louis-Claude, 1754-1821; Eaton, Amos, 1776-1842, translator
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Apparently a translation by Amos Eaton of Pierre Bulliard's Dictionnaire élémentaire de botanique, which was revised by L.-C. Richard in 1799
Topic: Botany
Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Drug Prescriptions, Pharmaceutical Preparations
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by Laurie, Joseph, d. 1865; Hull, Amos Gerald, 1810-1859
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Includes index
Topic: Homeopathy
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by Hahnemann, Samuel, 1755-1843; Hempel, Charles J. (Charles Julius), 1811-1879, translator; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner
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Translation of Reine Arzneimittellehre
Topics: Materia Medica, Homeopathy
English 2nd ed. published 1845 with title: A cyclopaedia of practical receipts and collateral information
Topic: Technology
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by Hempel, Charles J. (Charles Julius), 1811-1879; Buchner, Joseph Benedict; Gruner, Carl Ernst; Jahr, G. H. G. (Gottlieb Heinrich Georg), 1800-1875; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor. DNLM; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner. DNLM
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Includes index
Topics: Materia Medica, Pharmacopoeias, Homeopathic
Printed in two columns
Topics: Humanities, Science, Biography as Topic
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by Salverte, Eusèbe, 1771-1839; Thomson, Anthony Todd, 1778-1849
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Translation of Des sciences occultes
Topics: Occultism, Magic, Parapsychology
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by Hooper, Robert, 1773-1835; Quincy, John, d. 1722. Lexicon physico-medicum; Warner, Benjamin, 1786-1821, publisher; Parker, Edward, bookseller, publisher; M. Carey & Son, publisher; Griggs & Co., printer
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In his preface the author states that this is an almost completely new work, and not merely a revision of John Quincy's Lexicon medicum, which was first published in 1717
Topic: Medicine
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by United States. Adjutant-General's Office; United States. War Dept
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Includes index
Topic: Military Personnel
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Obstetrics, Genital Diseases, Female, Pediatrics
Includes index
Topic: Homeopathy
Vol. 1 contains a Portuguese translation of B. J. Mure's Doctrine de l'Ecole de Rio de Janeiro
Topic: Homeopathy
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by Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent, 1743-1794; Kerr, Robert, 1755-1813, translator; Scot, Robert, 1744?-1823, engraver; Duyckinck, Evert, 1764?-1833, publisher; James & Thomas Ronalds (Firm), publisher; D. & G. Bruce (Firm), printer; Boston Society for Medical Improvement (Mass.), former owner
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Translation of Traité élémentaire de chimie
Topic: Chemistry
Part 2 has special title page. An earlier edition (Frankfort, 1815) was published under title: Valuable vegetable medical prescriptions, for the cure of all nervous and putrid disorders
Topics: Carter, Richard, b. 1786, Phytotherapy, Materia Medica
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by Richerand, A. (Anthelme), 1779-1840; Mazarem, Joaquim da Rocha, 1775-1849, editor
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Extracts translated from Nosographie chirurgicale
Topics: Inflammation, Ulcer, Fever
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Topic: Chemistry
A revised edition was published by the same publisher in 1811 under title: The American medical lexicon
Topics: Medicine, Science
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by Benson, C. Coleman
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Caption title
Topic: Headache
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Dentistry, Medicine
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by Ruoff, A. J. Friedrich; Okie, A. Howard (Abraham Howard), translator; Humphrey, Gideon, 1779-1872; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor. DNLM; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner. DNLM
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Translation of Repertorium für die homöopathische Praxis
Topic: Homeopathy
"A catalogue of the names of those ladies and gentlemen, who have subscribed for the American herbal"--p. [24]-36
Topics: Plants, Medicinal, Medicine, Traditional, Materia Medica
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by Pereira, Jonathan, 1804-1853; Carson, Joseph, 1808-1876; Schlesinger, Edward B., donor
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Edition statement in part from p. [v]
Topic: Materia Medica