Orr Collection

Orr Collection

The Orr collection is located in the Rare Book Rooms on the Library's 8th floor.

This is the private collection of H. Winnett Orr, M.D., which was given to the library on permanent loan from the American College of Surgeons in 1977. The collection consists primarily of surgery, military medicine, and wound and injury materials, most of which were published prior to 1900. The collection spans to 1956, the year of Dr. Orr's death, including 468 items Dr. Orr considered classics. All items in the collection are arranged according to the Catalogue of the H. Winnett Orr Historical Collection.  These items are searchable in the library catalog, with call numbers such as 'ORR COLL no. 1 (through no. 2289)'.  

Featured Items
 
Rare Book
 

--1300s manuscript, by St. Albertus Magnus (one of only a few in the world)

--Joannes de Ketham, Fasciculus medicinae (1495)

--Michael Scot, Liber phisionomie (1495)

--Eucharius Rosslin, Rosengarten (Rose Garden 1513), German OB/GYN book 

--Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564), anatomical drawings,  rare broadside of the human brain and cranial nerves

--Isaac Newton, Optiks (1730)

--William Hunter, Anatomia uteri humani gravidi tabulis illustrate (Anatomy of the human gravid uterus exhibited in figures, 1774)

--Edward Jenner, An inquiry into the causes and effects of the variolae vaccinae (1798)

--Japanese OB/GYN book, hand illustrated (circa 1800)

--Henry Gray, Anatomy, descriptive and surgical (1858 1st edition)

--Charles Darwin, On the origin of species (1859 1st edition)

--Henry Gray, Anatomy, descriptive and surgical (1858 1st edition)

--Charles Darwin, On the origin of species (1859 1st edition)

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