Name:

Mackie Family History of Neuroscience Collection
Health Sciences Library
University of Calgary

Type:
Library
Address:
3330 Hospital Dr NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N1
Canada
Contact:
Susan Powelson, Director, Health Sciences, Libraries and Cultural Resources
Telephone:
403 220 6855
Telephone:
1 403-220-6855
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Abstract:

The Mackie Family History of Neuroscience collection includes 2500 books and journal articles spanning over 350 years in the development of neuroscience and is of national and international significance. The earliest volume is Jean Fernel’s De Abditis Rerum Causis Libri Duo. Editio postrema, published in 1560 by Andream Wechel, Paris. Other highlights include Rene Descartes’s classic 1662 work, De Homine, and the rare first neurological text, Cerebri Anatome, published in 1662, written by Thomas Willis, the “Father of Neurology” and illustrated by Christopher Wren.

Holdings:

The Mackie Family History of Neuroscience collection has 2500 books and journal articles.

Some volumes for conservation reasons, reside in Special Collections at the Taylor Family Digital Library on the University of Calgary's main campus.

Subject Strengths:
History of Neurology; History of Neurosciences; History of Neurosurgery
Last Updated:
19 Jul 2018