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New York, New York

After Hours: Inside the Rare Book Collection of The New York Academy of Medicine

Explore the Academy's incredible collections in this intimate five-part series

In this five-part series of Thursday evening sessions, we'll explore The New York Academy of Medicine's collections in the intimate setting of its beautiful rare book room, guided by two of its stewards.

Register to see a 1680 manuscript with recipes for sweet custards and remedies for the bite of a mad dog, charming early woodcuts of anthropomorphic mandrakes and other botanical plants used in healing, and the earliest serious attempts to accurately render the human body, along with many other treasures.

Presented by Atlas Obscura at The New York Academy of Medicine
1216 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10029
Thursday evenings at 6:30pm
$30 each/ $100 for series
Advance tickets only, limited capacity

Purchase the series as a package for a discounted rate:

March 26 - The New York Academy of Medicine and Public Health

May 7 - Anatomical Illustrations 

June 18 - Natural Histories 

July 30 - Medical Photography

September 10 - Cookery

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