Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine Library Rare Books 京都府立医科大学附属図書館貴重書全文

Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine Library Rare Books 京都府立医科大学附属図書館貴重書全文.

This resource provides full images of three medical books from the 19th century Japan:

満私歇児篤(マンスフェルト)氏講述 解剖學[講義録],
星野先生診斷學病理総論 全, and
醫學士加門桂太郎先生述解剖學五官器篇 脈管器圖.

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Nukata Bunko Database, Toho University 東邦大学額田文庫デジタルコレクション

Nukata Bunko Database, Toho University 東邦大学額田文庫デジタルコレクション.

Based on the Nukata Bunko, a book collection that the Nukata family accumulated over a period of four generations, this resource provides fulltext images of 43  Japanese medical books (in 275 volumes) that were printed from 17th to 19th century. It was made available by Toho University in 2009.

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Princeton East Asian Libary Digitized Medical Texts

Princeton East Asian Library Digitized Medical Texts.

“The East Asian Library of Princeton University has for the past few years been engaged in the digitization of some of its rare books… Full processing and the provision of enhanced navigation to each title will only take place at the end of the ongoing project. However, to respond to the interest already expressed, we would like to give users preliminary access to the digitized medical texts already available. Access is through the Princeton East Asian Library Digitized Medical Texts site.” – Eastlib message by Martin Heijdra of Princeton East Asian Library, September 9, 2009.

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Peter Parker Collection (from Yale)

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This digital collection consists of 80 paintings of Chinese patients with large tumors or other major deformities. The portraits were painted by Chinese artist Lam Qua in 1830s, under the commission of Peter Parker, the first protestant medical missionary to China.

UCSF Japanese Woodblock Print Collection

UCSF Japanese Woodblock Print Collection.

“The UCSF Japanese Woodblock Print Collection consists of four hundred Japanese woodblock prints on health-related themes. It is the largest collection of woodblock prints related to health in the United States”. – University of California, San Francisco

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Nagasaki University Digital Collection 長崎大学電子化コレクション

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Including one of the largest early photograph collections in Japan, and several collections related to history of modern science, medicine and economics in Japan.

Thanks to Hideyuki Morimoto (Columbia U.) for recommending the “High-definition image database of old photographs of Japan”, which is part of this resource.