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The Herman J. Flax Collection of Physiatry

Title: The Herman J. Flax Collection of Physiatry
Creator: Tompkins-McCaw Library Special Collections & Archives, Virginia Commonwealth University
Description: On April 13, 1995, Dr. Herman J. Flax marked his retirement from over fifty years of practice in physical medicine and rehabilitation by donating his exceptional collection of physiatry books to Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Flax, a 1940 graduate of the Medical College of Virginia, assembled the collection over thirty-five years. The volumes range from very old and rare materials such as Thomas Linacre's translation of Galen's important treatise on hygiene published in Paris in 1538 to numerous current research materials in the field. Altogether the nearly 500 volumes in six languages make up an expansive collection in a field of medicine that includes aspects of rehabilitation and physical medicine, occupational therapy, orthopaedics and alternative medicine. Items shown here are only a small sampling of the volumes that make up the Herman J. Flax Collection of Physiatry.

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