|Christmas card designed by Klebs and including one of his favorite quotations.|
Hieronymus Brunschwig, ca. 1450-ca. 1512.
Distillierbuch der rechten Kunst, von Kreutern, Wurtzeln, Bluen, Samen, Früchten, vnnd Gethier, ware Beschreibung vnnd Abcontrafaytung, wie man die Wasser davon bre-nen, distillieren, halten vnd gebrauchen soll, für alle Gebrechen des gantzen menschlichen Cörpers.
Frankfurt: H. Gülfferichen‚ 1551.
|This 16th century book by the surgeon Brunschwig on preparation by distillation of all parts of herbs “for all uses of the entire human body” is an example of an early herbal collected by Arnold Klebs.|
Inoculation, first used in England and America in the 1720s, spawned a huge and controversial pamphlet literature in Europe and America. Jurin was a British physician and inoculator who wrote several tracts in favor of the procedure. Klebs stamped his books instead of using a bookplate.
Nathaniel Hodges, 1629-1688
Loimologia: or, An Historical Account of the Plague in London in 1665: with Precautionary Directions Against the Like Contagion. To Which is Added, an Essay on the Different Causes of Pestilential Diseases, and How They Became Contagious ... By John Quincy, M.D.
London, Printed for E. Bell [etc.] 1721
Gift of Arnold C. Klebs.
|This work has been described as the best medical record of the Great Plague of London in 1665. Hodges, physician of city of London, performed heroic service in the epidemic. His book was first translated from Latin into English in 1720. It is one of many works on the plague collected by Klebs. With coauthors, Klebs edited reprints of early German and French plague tracts.|
|Klebs’ home on Lake Geneva was frequently visited by physician and scientist travelers. Two wooden panels from Les Terraces with signatures of visitors are on opposite sides of the entry to the Historical Library offices.|
Charles Sherrington, Harvey Cushing, William Henry Welch, ---, and John F. Fulton at Klebs’ home, Les Terraces, in Nyon, Switzerland, September 1931.
|This catalog, representing an immense amount of work, listed all known incunabula on scientific and medical topics. Klebs was working on a more complete version at the time of his death.|
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