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The United States National Library of Medicine (NLM), operated by the United States federal government, is the world's largest medical library. Its collections include more than seven million books, journals, technical reports, manuscripts, microfilms, photographs, and images on medicine and related sciences including some of the world's oldest and rarest works. Its Digital Projects section houses many online collections of material, including the wonderful "Historical Anatomies on the Web", and also curated online exhibitions. Visit the U.S. National Library of Medicine Digital Projects page OUR CONTENT FROM THE U.S. NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE

The Belly of a Horse (1820)

Anatomical diagram from William Carver’s Practical horse farrier, or, The traveller’s pocket companion: shewing the best method to preserve the horse in health;…more

The Hasheesh Eater (1857)

An autobiographical book by the American novelist and journalist Fitz Hugh Ludlow in which he describes his altered states of consciousness and philosophical flight…more

16th-century Prosthetics (1564)

Images of mechanical prosthetics as designed by Ambroise Paré in his book Dix livres de la chirurgie (Ten books of Surgery). Paré was the official royal surgeon f…more