Rare books and manuscripts

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The Wangensteen Library collection consists of 73,000 print materials that broadly represent health, medicine, and biological sciences from 1430 to 1945 including:

The rare book and manuscript collection covers a wide range of subjects of materials mainly produced in Western Europe, North America and East Asia. 

Collection strengths include:

A selection of our rare books and manuscripts are available through our digitized collections.