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Rare Books in Science and Medicine

Highlighting rare science and medicine books at UBC. The History of Science and Medicine guide is also available.

Searching with the Catalogue

Find rare books in science and medicine at UBC Library by searching the catalogue by keyword, author, or subject. Helpful tips for limiting and sorting your results are to filter the results by location (set to Rare Books and Special Collections), and sort results by Publication Date (oldest first).

Searching with Subject Headings

Subject headings compose a controlled vocabulary that describes the main concepts contained in a book in a uniform way. This is different from a keyword search because subject headings are especially selected and applied by a librarian and reflect concepts, while keyword searches return simple word matches. Click on one of the links below to browse books that have been assigned to that subject heading.

Select book collections

William C. Gibson History of Medicine and Science Collection 
Search UBC Library catalogue for "William C. Gibson History of Medicine and Science Collection"

Gerald W. Korn Gyneocology and Obstetrics Collection

Search UBC Library catalogue for "Gerald W. Korn Gynecology and Obstetrics Collection"