Behaving & Misbehaving: The Body in Early Modern Europe: Home

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Butler Library

Librarian for German Studies, Philosophy, and Reference

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These images (and many others), both drawn from 16th-century treatises on anatomy, can be found in an extremely useful primary source database to which Columbia subscribes, Early European Books Online.


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History of Science Collections at Columbia

In Butler Library, materials in the general stacks with call #s

  • QD23.3-27 (alchemy)
  • QM33-35  (anatomy)
  • TX642-840 (cooking/recipe books)
  • RS153-441 (pharmacy and materia medica)

will be useful. Dewey Call #s 609, 610, 615 are also worth a look. See the Butler Stacks Map for locations.

Mathematics Library (303 Mathematics Hall)- includes fascinating materials on the history of science and technology; older books have Dewey Decimal call #s (those beginning with call #s 508, 509, 520, 521, 540, and 542 focus on the history of natural sciences, chemistry, and scientific techniques).

Geology Library (601 Schermerhorn Hall)- features collections focusing on the history of minerals, crystals, earth science, and the history of technology. Again, older materials have Dewey Decimal call #s and those in the 548, 549, 551, 554 ranges will be of interest.

Health Sciences Library (701 W. 168th St.)- has a strong reference collection on the history of medicine, diseases, and pharmacology as well as fascinating Special Collections/archival materials. See CLIO for more details.