Based on the National Library of Medicine's Early American Medical Imprints: A Guide to Works Printed in the United States, 1668-1820 by Robert B. Austin, this collection offers publications reflecting medical thought in America prior to 1821. Selected from the holdings of the College of Physicians Library in Philadelphia, the New York Academy of Medicine Library, the History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda and numerous other libraries, these publications mark the beginning of American medical literature and history.
Early American Medical Imprints, 1668-1820 encompasses more than 1,600 titles of rare and fragile works not easily available from other sources. The collection presents writings by the trained physicians, clergy and educated persons dealing with the art of medicine of the times and includes many widely used American editions of works originally published abroad as well as American works. In most cases, the film presents the earliest edition (or earliest available edition) of each title, or the first edition printed in America. Later editions of particular titles are also included where a substantial revision of the earlier work has created a significant change in the material.
Early American Medical Imprints: A Guide to Works Printed in the United States, 1668-1820 is a guide providing brief descriptions of those titles listed in the bibliography while directing the researcher to the appropriate microfilm reel number. A copy is provided with each order for the complete collection. Also provided is Early American Medical Imprints, 1668-1820, Subject, Name, and Format Index to the Microfilm Collection, compiled by Bertha Almagro. This guide serves as a cross-reference to the Austin bibliography and the microfilm.
Complete Collection: 105 reels