Thursday, 5 April 2012

Patent medicine cards at UCLA

UCLA Library digital collections includes 247 Patent Medicine cards (1870 to c. 1906) from the Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library. History and Special Collections for the Sciences. These which can be browsed by language (almost exclusively English), name and subject.  Detailed metadata can be seen by clicking on the title. This also brings up a Zoomify function (which wasn't working when I tried it).

Thumbnails can be seen by clicking on the Patent Medicine cards main title or by selecting brochures, still images or trade cards under Type: still images and trade cards (genre) are applied to most of the material to enable cross-searching with other collections.   The beta viewer requires a specific term, but then allows panning of the image.


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