Medical illustration of hands holding scalpels in different positions
On View

Illustrating Medicine

Special Exhibition

Historical Medical Library

Open weekends only

Treatment in Historical Texts

Illustrating Medicine will offer a glimpse into medical history through examples of centuries-old medical texts that beautifully illustrate anatomy, plant-derived medicines known as herbals, and medical treatment and technique.

Please note: the Illustrating Medicine exhibit is located in the Norris Reading Room and can be viewed exclusively during special exhibition hours on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 AM–5:00 PM with Museum admission. Please plan your visit accordingly!