Hirsh has a collection of rare, centuries-old books and artifacts that have accumulated over the years—they are housed on the 6th floor of the Sackler building and are available to you for library use only.
This summer we undertook a most enjoyable clean-up project (for the book-lover/ history-nut) of the Special Collections room: re-classifying and cataloging hundreds of dusty, old books from their Library of Congress call numbers to National Library of Medicine, and creating new archival ID strips while conducting preservation tasks as needed.
Many thanks are due to Stack Assistants Rebecca Philio and Tiffany Wong for their help and support. The project has now reached completion and was a great success!
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Ever thought of writing a poem on the diseases of the teeth? Well, Solyman Brown did, back in 1840. A copy of this book is held right here at Hirsh in the Special Collections room, should you have the urge to read it cover to cover. But for now, here are a few stanzas from this landmark in dental poetry:
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