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Search or browse the plates

Search the plates
Use this option to search the detailed information about the content of each plate.

The Search in option sets the scope of your search, to one of:

  • the entire plate description (default)
  • artist
  • subject words
  • plate title

Plates are subject indexed using standardized medical subject headings (MeSH). Descriptive titles have been assigned in addition to recording the actual plate title when available. Artists of individual plates have been identified whenever possible, as well as others involved in the production of the plate such as engravers and lithographers.

Your search can be further narrowed by choosing options for gender, view, technique or colour.

Your search results can be ordered by title, artist, technique or date (ascending or descending).

Choose Search Within Results on the search results page, to further refine your search.

Each plate description contains small, large and zoomable images of the plate, and a link to the complete record for that book.

To search for information about the books in which these plates are contained, please go to Search/browse the books.

Browse the plates
There are more than 4300 plates in the collection. They can be browsed by artist, title, or subject.

When browsing by subject, you can expand or narrow the focus of your search, by choosing the Explore related subjects link beside each subject heading.


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All words (AND) 
Any word (OR) 
Exact phrase





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