Library Artifact Collection

The Medical Center Library maintains a small collection of medical instruments and other artifacts related to medicine and health care. The collection has items of historical significance to Duke as well. A neurosurgical stereotactic equipment exhibit is on level 3 and was donated by Dr. Blaine Nashold. In addition, there are two large collections of apothecary jars. The Caldwell collection includes porcelain and hand-blown glass jars from the 19th century collected while the Caldwells were in Ecuador. The Library also has on loan from the Mary D. B. T. Semans Foundation a beautiful collection of Italian and Hispano-Moresque albarelli (apothecary jars) and versatoi (ewers or pitchers) from the 15th to 18th century.

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Majolica style pitcher

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Majolica style pitcher.
 

This facility has been designated the Thomas D. Kinney…

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Bronze plaque, Kinney Central Teaching Laboratory.
 

Alpha Omega Alpha...distinguished teacher

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Wood plaque with black metal name plates.
 

Donated by Dalia Garih...

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Bronze plaque inscribed "Donated by Dalia Garih and Izzet Garih In Loving Honor of Their Father, Dr. Uzeyir Garih"
 

Donation Plaque, Class of 1965

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Plaque inscribed: "The renovation of this room was made possible, in part, through the generous gifts of Medical Class of 1966 under the leadership...
 

First Faculty (1 of 5)

1986
Plaque with description and dedication by William G. Anlyan honoring the original faculty of Duke Medicine whose names are listed on the four other...
 

First Faculty (3 of 5)

1986
Plaque listing names of original Duke Medicine faculty.
 

First Faculty (2 of 5)

1986
Plaque listing names of original Duke Medicine faculty.
 

First Faculty (4 of 5)

1986
Plaque listing the names of original Duke Medicine faculty.
 

First Faculty (5 of 5)

1986
Plaque listing the original Duke Medicine faculty.