A New Acquisition: A Japanese Illustrated Book on Surgery

woodcut from Irako Mitsuaki. Geka kinmō zui (Kyoto : Ebisuya Ichiemon, 1809)

We have recently purchased this very rare Japanese book on surgery for our History of Medicine Collection, which is particularly comprehensive on the history of surgery from the Middle Ages throughout the Renaissance. Since our holdings on this subject mainly focus on Western medicine, this Japanese imprint is a long overdue addition, being an extraordinary witness of one of many cultural exchanges between Japan and Europe from the sixteenth century onward.

Curator’s Talk | Dining Out: Menus, Chefs, Restaurants, Hotels, & Guidebooks

Children's breakfast menu with blue and black illustrations of children and animals

Join us this Thursday, November 12th at 4:00 p.m. in the Hatcher Library Gallery for a lecture by donor and adjunct curator Jan Longone on Dining Out: Menus, Chefs, Restaurants, Hotels, & Guidebooks. Jan's lecture will delve into the development, selection process, and contents of this exhibition of the history of the eating out experience. The Exhibit will be on display (Hatcher, 2nd floor) in the Clark Map Library through January 19, 2016.

A New Collection Sheds Light on the Everett Massacre of 1916

Excerpt from trial transcript

On November 5th, 1916, the town of Everett, WA, witnessed a violent confrontation between a citizens’ militia hostile to labor unions and a group of Industrial Workers of the World members sailing into the town’s port to support local workers on strike. The Labadie Collection has secured a new set of archival documents about the Everett Massacre to be available to researchers.

Old Books and New Spaces

Photo taken a few minutes before the arrival of the guests, showing a selection from the History of Medicine Collection on the fourth floor of the recently renovated Taubman Library, University of Michigan Library

We just hosted our annual donors' reception in the newly renovated space of the Taubman Library last Thursday! As always, it was a great opportunity to express our gratitude to all our friends for having supported the University of Michigan Library throughout the years.


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