Reynolds-Finley Historical Library offers the following the publications for purchase. For more information about these publications, contact us at reynoldsfinley@uab.edu or call 205.934.4475.

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A Catalogue of Books: Both Printed and Manuscript, in the Reynolds Historical Library Produced During the Course of the Eighteenth Century...Together with Notes, Chiefly Explanatory and Historical

$60.00

By Marion G. McGuinn. Birmingham, AL: University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1993. Hardbound; [xvi], 230 pp., with illustrations and index. This bibliography contains entries for the more than 700 18th century works held by the Reynolds Historical Library, as of 1993.


Building On a Vision: A Fifty-Year Retrospective of UAB's Academic Health Center

39.99
On-campus Special: $20.00 with internal requisition

By Virginia E.Fisher; with Appendices by William Ashley Harris and Tim L. Pennycuff. Birmingham: The University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1995. Hardbound; xiii, 208 pp., with illustrations, bibliographical references, and index.


Correspondence of Pasteur and Thuillier Concerning Anthrax and Swine Fever Vaccinations

$25.00

By Louis Pasteur and Louis Thuillier. Translated and edited by Robert M. Frank and Denise Wrotnowska, with a preface by Prof. Pasteur Vallery-Radot. Tuscaloosa, AL.: University of Alabama Press, 1968. Hardbound; 240 pp., with illustrations and index. The letters that help form the basis of this publication are part of the Reynolds-Finley Historical Library collection, which holds the greatest number of original Pasteur letters in any single collection outside France. A parallel English translation accompanies the French text, with the French text running on the left page and the English text on the right.


English Physician

$40.00

English PhysicianBy Nicholas Culpeper. Edited with an introduction and footnotes by Michael A. Flannery. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2007. Hardbound; 113 pp. Originally published in Boston in 1708 by Nicholas Boone, this work was the first medical book published in the British North American colonies. Though widely used at the time, today only five copies are known to exist and one of these is located at the Reynolds-Finley Historical Library. This reprint includes footnotes explaining the strangely named brews and concoctions, as well as a bibliographic essay and an introduction placing the work and its author in their historical context, by Michael A. Flannery, former Professor and Assistant Dean for Special & Historical Collections, UAB Libraries, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Nicholas Culpeper, The English Physician, edited with footnotes by Michael A. Flannery (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2007).

This is a unique opportunity to own a piece of the Reynolds-Finley Historical Library by purchasing an enhanced reprinting of the first medical book published in the British North American colonies (Boston, 1708). Support UAB Historical Collections by adding this rare medical Americana to your personal library.


Rare Books and Collections of the Reynolds Historical Library: A Bibliography in 2 Volumes

Volume 1: $60.00
Volume 2: $60.00
Special price of $100 when you buy the set of volumes one and two.

Volume 1

University, Alabama: published for the University of Alabama Medical Center Library, Birmingham, by the University of Alabama Press, 1968. Hardbound; xxiv, 495 pp., with illustrations (some color), and author and subject indexes. Published in 1968, this volume describes the rich collection of rare books and manuscripts in the history of medicine that the radiologist and bibliophile Dr. Lawrence Reynolds donated to The University of Alabama at Birmingham in the 1950s.

Volume 2

(Supplement to Vol.1) Birmingham, AL: published for the Reynolds Historical Library by the Reynolds Library Associates at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1994. Hardbound; xviii, 309 pp., with illustrations (some color), and author and subject indexes. This volume, published in 1994, contains entries for all items not listed in the first volume, including items original to Dr. Reynolds' donation as well as all items added to the collection since 1968.


Reynolds Historical Lectures 1980-1991. Twelve Years of Contributions to the History of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

$25.00

Edited by Marion G. McGuinn. Birmingham: The University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1993. Hardbound; xv, 353 pp., with illustrations and index. This volume contains the transcribed and edited texts of the first twelve Reynolds Historical Lectures.

Contents include:

  • "Medicine and Dentistry In the Colonies" by Joseph E Volker, D.D.S, Ph.D.
  • "Nomination and Selection Procedures for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine" by Bengt E. Gustafsson, M.D.
  • "'Royal Confinements': An Obstetrical History of the British Monarchy" by Sir John Dewhurst, M.D.
  • "Highlights in the History of Medicine in Alabama" by Howard L Holley, M.D.
  • "Perspectives on Old Words and the History of Anesthesia" by Joachim S. Gravenstein, M.D.
  • "Lessons from the History of the Mayo Clinic" by John W. Kirklin, M.D.
  • "The Space Program and Medicine" by Charles A. Berry, M.D.
  • "Dominique Jean Larrey: Surgeon to Napoleon's Guard" by Colonel Robert J.T. Joy, M.D.
  • "The Historical Description of Acromegaly One Hundred Years Ago: The Life and Times of Pierre Marie" by Roger Guillemin, M.D., Ph.D.
  • "A Perspective on William Osler" by Victor A. McKusick, M.D.
  • "Thc Development of Cardiovascular Surgery" by Michael E. DeBakey, M.D.
  • "Camelot-in-Bethesda: The Roots of the Magic Kingdom" by Donald S. Fredrickson, M.D.
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