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Dr. Bruce Fye

2018 Dibner Library Lecture: Medical book collecting and scholarship

In this talk, Dr. Fye will discuss medical book collecting from the perspective of a bibliomaniac who developed a passion for historical research and writing four decades ago. He will describe some medical bibliophiles who contributed to scholarship during the last quarter of the nineteenth century and first half of the twentieth and willconsider forces that have transformed book collecting during the past half century. Finally, he willtouch upon some of the challenges confronting current-day medical book collectors and the implications they have for scholarship and for the development of special collections housed in institutional libraries.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Q?rius Theater
Ground Floor
National Museum of Natural History
10th Street and Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, DC