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Rosen veterinary medicine history

The Rosen veterinary medicine history collection highlights from the history of animal health and veterinary medicine, and the history of the profession in Great Britain and North America through published works from the 17th - 20th centuries.

This website introduces readers to the richness of the print materials selected by Dr. Jack Rosen as he built the Rosen veterinary medicine history collection, and gifted it to the University of Saskatchewan. More than 500 books, journals, newsletters, offprints, pamphlets, clippings, and unpublished memorabilia such as business records, certificates, and awards comprise the collection.

A secondary goal of this digital project is to set the works from the collection within the historical context of veterinary medicine, because a simple descriptive bibliography is insufficient to tell their story. Practically every category used to describe the works in the Rosen collection has its own body of knowledge, therefore, descriptions are introductory and limited to the boundaries of the collection. Heavily relied upon are the opinions and writings of a number of historians who specialize in the history of veterinary medicine, including human medicine, as well as veterinarians who are also amateur historians.

The Rosen Veterinary Medicine History Collection (Rosen collection) is housed in University Archives and Special Collections in the University Library at the University of Saskatchewan. It is available for in-person perusal and study. 

This website was created by Jill Crawley-Low in 2019.

Rosen veterinary medicine history

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