Medical Treasures at Emory

This exhibit features materials from the WHSCL’s historical collections, which include 18th- and 19th-century works on human anatomy, pathology, surgery, midwifery and alternative medical practices. Curated by Dr. Robert Gaynes, the books and items displayed provide a reminder of the days when doctors had a rudimentary understanding of human anatomy, performed surgery without antiseptic and used primitive forms of anesthesia for operations and dental work.

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