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NLM Turning the Pages Project Offers Glimpse of Rare Veterinary Book

Page illustration from "The Anatomy of an Horse" by Andrew Snape, printed in 1683

"The Anatomy of an Horse" by Andrew Snape, printed in 1683

The National Library of Medicine has released a new Turning the Pages virtual book:

The Anatomy of an Horse, by Andrew Snape,  printed in London in 1683

“The Anatomy of an Horse is one of the most comprehensive and beautifully illustrated books about horses published in seventeenth-century Britain. It contains numerous engravings of horses, mainly on the dissecting table, including the digestive system, heart, brain, musculature and the skeleton.”  (For more information, go to:  NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region, 2012).

To access the web-based version:  http://archive.nlm.nih.gov/proj/ttp/v2/books/#%21/andrew-snapes-anatomy-of-an-horse/

iPad app:  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/turning-the-pages-ttp/id423830194?mt=8

Turning the pages is an ongoing project to make rare and unique items in the NLM history of medicine collection available to the public.

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