The Jay T. Last Collection of Medicine Prints and Ephemera contains over 4,000 printed items related to medical, dental, and
vision products and services in the United States from approximately 1750 to 1929,
with the bulk of the content dating from 1850 to 1910. Most items are lithographs, but engravings and woodcuts are also included.
The collection deals with medical and drug-related advertising and practice including the tools, equipment, and supplies used
by the medical field in the United States during the 19th and early 20th centuries.
This includes the wide and varied assortment of patent medicines that proliferated during this time.
approximately 4,030 items
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The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the
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