The Art of Medicine
Medieval manuscripts from the collections at Beinecke and treasures from the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library show the importance of the visual in early medicine. Alchemy, astrology, hawking, and horse care jostle with anatomy, forecasting of the outcome of illness, and the business of healing. The way medical books were designed and decorated to meet the needs of contemporary owners and users enhanced their meaning for readers at the time and makes a striking visual impact today. [About 60 items]
The exhibition gallery is closed while the library's building is under renovation.
Temporary Reading Room Hours
Monday - Friday: 9 am to 4:45 pm
The temporary reading room is located in Yale's Sterling Memorial Library, across Wall Street from the Beinecke.