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Saints and medicine exhibit

  • VC901
  • Collection

Exhibit materials. Religious statues of saints related to medicine, illness and healthcare.

Diplomas and Certificates

  • VC814
  • Collection

Diplomas and certificates from local, national and international medical schools, universities and colleges.

Plaques

  • VC706
  • Collection

The Central Institute for the Deaf-Max A. Goldstein Historic Devices for Hearing Collection.

  • VC703
  • Collection

The hearing devices in the collection range from small hand-held trumpet type devices; long rubber conversation tubes that allow for the user to hold one end to their ear and the other end directly to the speaker’s mouth; large London-dome shaped devices; animal horns; acoustic fans; walking sticks; a leather and metal device manufactured to resemble a water canteen; telescopic devices that could be discreetly folded within a pocket; headpieces for women; beard receptacles for men; the first electronic hearing device model; devices that resemble radios or cameras; devices hidden within barrettes and eyeglasses; early cochlear implant models, and many more. There are very few duplicate devices with many representing the only known extant models in existence.

Bildersammlung aus der Geschichte der Medicine Drawings

  • VC567
  • Collection

This collection consists of 6 drawings depicting portraits of notable physicians from the 16th to the 20th centuries. These portraits were published as art supplements to the German Medical Weekly, and gathered to create the Bildersammlung aus der Geschichte der Medizin, or the Picture Collection from the History of Medicine.

Audubon Prints

  • VC565
  • Collection

9 prints in total.  5 prints are from John James Audubon’s Birds of North America : pl.20 Great-Footed Hawk; pl.36 Stanley Hawk; and pl.283 Wandering Shearwater are double elephant folio prints from hand-colored aquatint engravings; pl.1 Wild Turkey Male; and pl.61 Great Horned Owl are double elephant folios from offset lithographs.  4 prints are from Audubon’s Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America : pl.83 Little Chief Hare; pl.107 Lewis’ Marmot; pl. 123 The Sewellel; and pl.145 Townsend Shrew are imperial folio prints of original hand-colored lithographs.

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