NYU College of Dentistry has a very valuable and uniquely assembled dentally related rare book collection. The close to 1000 volumes represents a portion of the famous Weinberger Collection. Dr Bernhard Weinberger (1885-1960), an alumnus of University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, class of 1910 and a specialist in orthodontics, was a faculty at NYU Dentistry from 1923-1931 as lecturer in History of Dentistry. A 1931 article in the Dental Survey stated: the collection was... "the most complete orthodontic, rare books, historical and bibliographic dental library in the world”. During the 1950s he decided to sell some of his books at auction. However, a significant portion of his 5000 volume collection ended up in the possession of NYU College of Dentistry in the late 1950s. The books were kept for decades in relative obscurity until being brought back to prominence during the last decade. The library was moved into new quarters in the Dean's Suite on the 10th floor of the Weissmann building and the current effort to digitize it is a deliberate attempt to open to the world.
Please note: In order to protect the fragile copies in our collection, wherever available, we used already scanned copies to link the digital version of the books. However, we have the original copies available to scholars for inspection.
Should you decide to quote this site, please use the following format:
Bernhard Weinberger Rare Book Collection, NYU College of Dentistry, New York
Last accessed at [ insert date ].
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Johan van Heurne
1687 (3rd edition)
1728, 1746 and 1786
1769 (2nd edition)
Richard C. Skinner
DuBois de Chemant