Bring out Your Dead (Papers)! Early Modern Medical Practitioners as Archivists and Collectors
Elizabeth Yale will be presenting a lecture - Early modern physicians built their libraries as dynamic, interactive information resources. They constructed their col-lections over many years, buying and in-heriting books old and new. Alongside their books, they generated and passed on val-uable caches of written records, including cor-respondence and medical casebooks. This talk considers physicians as collectors of books and papers: what can their use of these materi-als tell us not only about their medical practic-es, but also their varied pursuits as naturalists, editors and authors, scientific reformers, and museum founders?