"The Birmingham Medical Institute is to auction its 5,000-book library, containing many rare medical volumes, in a bid to raise £500,000. The institute, which was founded in 1875, said it faced increasing rent costs and falling income. Some of the books date to 1500 and the collection includes the first book on anatomy in English. Prof Keith Shinton, the institute’s president, said: “It’s a sad day for all the medical people in Birmingham."
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