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The College of Physicians of Philadelphia has a remarkable collection of rare medicine-related books printed from movable type before 1501.
An ornamental flourish gracing a 1476 edition of Vincent of Beauvais[[rsquo]] encyclopedia, The Mirror of Nature, still pleases the eye.
In 1543, Andreas Vesalius published his celebrated visual atlas and verbal description of human anatomy, De humani corporis fabrica (On the Fabric of the Human Body).
Woodville[[rsquo]]s Medical Botany describes all medicinal plants approved by the Royal Colleges of Physicians in London and Edinburgh by the 1790s.
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