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History and Philosophy of Science

Guide to resources for the history and philosophy of science, especially rare books in the FSU Special Collections & Archives

Primary Sources

Finding Aids at FSU

Finding aids are tools that help a user find information in a specific record group, collection, or series of archival materials. Examples of finding aids include published and unpublished inventories, container and folder lists, card catalogs, calendars, indexes, registers, and institutional guides. The finding aid below connects to archival documents in FSU's collection. 

College of Medicine Ephemera and Publications (HUA 2016-040): This collection consists of College of Medicine newsletters, invitations to events, chronology of major events in the college, and a Maguire Library pamphlet. 

External Resources

  • Medical Heritage Library: The MHL is a digital collection of medical rare books, pamphlets, journals, and films that are available online through the Internet Archive. The sources represent 700 years of medical history. 
  • National Library of Medicine Digital Library: includes many digitized biomedical books, images, and videos available for download. 
  • Anatomia Collection: Anatomical plates 1522-1867: this online collection features approximately 4500 full-pages plates and other illustrations of human anatomy from the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto. Images range from 1522-1867, forming a significant range of illustrative techniques and practices. 
  • Medicine in the Americas: a digital library project focusing on works that demonstrate the evolution of American medicine
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