Rare Anatomical Texts
This exhibit marks the 90th anniversary of the Mayo Clinic Libraries (1907-1997). The exhibit highlights the role that donations have played in developing the History of Medicine Library. In the beginning of the 20th century, the early partners in the practice, the Mayo brothers, among others, contributed their personal medical books and journals as a nucleus of the Medical Library. Many have followed in this tradition, the most recent of whom, Dr. Anthony H. Kelly, donated a collection of 130 rare anatomy books dating from the 16th to 19th centuries. These sections provide some examples of this wonderful collection.