Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Special Collections item


Why not take time out this week to visit the fabulous new Special Collections Reading Room in the Hardiman Research Building and investigate Munster-born John Keogh’s Zoologia medicinalis Hibernica (Dubin, 1739).

This treatise is an alphabetical index to the medicinal values of Ireland’s C18th fauna, some of which might be quite surprising, such as those of the much maligned Pica pica:

Something to remember the next time you look around for that “two for joy”!
If you would like to view/ consult this item, please submit an online request or contact the staff of the Special Collections Reading Room in the Hardiman Research Building at specialcollections@nuigalway.ie.

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