Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Princeton's East Asian Library Digitizes Rare Books on Chinese Medicine

The East Asian Library of Princeton University is in the process to digitize a collection of rare books on Chinese Medicine (URL: . Full functionality and enhanced navigation of the e-books will only be possible when the project finishes. However, the library gives users preliminary access to the digitized medical texts already available.

The texts are in PDF format. Please also notice that the titles are provided only for personal scholarly use. Any publication, reprint or reproduction is strictly prohibited.

Also, several other relevant online resource:

- Contagion, part of Harvard University's Open Collection Program;

- Yale University's Peter Parker Collection which contains paintings of Chinese patients with large tumors or other major deformities;

- and, the UCSF Library’s collection of Japanese woodblock prints that illustrate a variety of health-related topics.

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