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The history of Biblioteca de Manguinhos and its rare collections

Maria Élide Bortoletto Marilene Antunes Sant'Anna About the authors

This article narrates the creation of Fundação Oswaldo Cruz Biblioteca de Manguinhos (Manguinhos Library) and its rare collections of books, magazines, journals, brochures, leaflets and theses, important publications on the history of biological sciences and health from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. It also describes the rich original ornaments and decoration of the library room and its furniture. It recovers the history of the library these past hundred years, which is closely associated to the history of Fundação Oswaldo Cruz.

rare collections; scientific collections; history of bio-medical sciences; unfolding information

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