A Cooke's tour of medical museums as libraries

Cooke, Robin (2009). A Cooke's tour of medical museums as libraries. In: , Proceedings of the Tenth International Congress on Medical Librarianship. Positioning the Profession: the Tenth International Congress on Medical Librarianship, Brisbane, Australia, (1-62). 31 August - 4 September 2009.

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Author Cooke, Robin
Title of paper A Cooke's tour of medical museums as libraries
Conference name Positioning the Profession: the Tenth International Congress on Medical Librarianship
Conference location Brisbane, Australia
Conference dates 31 August - 4 September 2009
Proceedings title Proceedings of the Tenth International Congress on Medical Librarianship
Place of Publication Brisbane, Australia
Publisher The University of Queensland Library
Publication Year 2009
Sub-type Fully published paper
Start page 1
End page 62
Total pages 62
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The functions of museums and libraries overlap, but they both house collections of material that is well catalogued and made available for public study. Medical Museum specimens are used for teaching health professionals about diseases that affect human beings. They also perform an historical function by recording changing patterns of disease. (1750–now) Leonardo da Vinci (1490) made drawings and sculptures of human anatomy. Andreas Vesalius (1543) made anatomical dissections for the students of the University of Padua. He commissioned drawings to be made and he published them in the first printed text book. Italian artists made wax models of anatomical dissections. (1720-1850) Anatomists and pathologists (1750-now) preserved specimens in liquid fixatives – first alcohol and then formaldehyde. They kept the specimens in sealed glass containers (1750-1940) and thereafter in clear perspex containers. The above themes will be developed and illustrated in the lecture.
Subjects 0807 Library and Information Studies
11 Medical and Health Sciences
Keyword Anatomy
Museums
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

 
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