elcome to the Lloyd Library and Museum

The Library holds, acquires, preserves, and provides access to both historic and current books and journals, as well as archival materials, on a wide variety of disciplines that fall under the following subjects:

  • natural history
  • botany
  • pharmacy
  • medicine
  • scientific history
  • visual arts

Lloyd's resources are in fact an eclectic blend of a host of related sciences. Despite the scientific focus, the collections have relevance to the humanities, such as visual arts and foreign languages through resources that feature botanical illustrations, original artworks, and travel literature. While the Lloyd Library is not a publicly funded institution, it is open to any and all persons interested in using the Lloyd's research collections, as well as to those interested in current Lloyd art and collections exhibits. Please contact the Lloyd in advance of your visit to determine how and if we can assist you. We invite you to explore this unique establishment. For a complete list of guidelines for using the library, click here.

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Today in the History of Pharmacy, Medicine, Botany, and related sciences
December 19-21
December 19 bullet 1926, born, Varro E. Tyler, noted 20th century pharmacognocist and educator (d. 2001). bullet 1741, died, Vitus Bering, Danish-born explorer (b. 1681), after whom several sea and land features are named, including the Bering Strait, Bering Sea, Bering Island, and Bering Glacier. / December 20 bullet 1590, died, Ambroise Paré, French physician (b. 1510), considered by some to be the Father of Surgery and served as Royal Surgeon to 4 Kings of France in the 16th century. / December 21 bullet 1872, Challenger expedition: HMS Challenger, commanded by Captain George Nares, sails from Portsmouth, England. One of the results of this voyage was the cataloging of several thousand species of previously unknown animals. bullet 1962, Rondane National Park is established as Norway's first national park. bullet 1988, died, Nikolaas Tinbergen, Dutch ornithologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1907)
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