News from the Libraries

News from the Libraries

July 2016 Historical Book of the Month

Skeleton image from Osteographia by Cheselden

This month’s featured historical treasure is Osteographia, or The Anatomy of the Bones by William Cheselden. Published in London in 1753, this exquisite volume includes depictions of human and animal skeletons in interesting vignettes and in lifelike poses. His artists, Gerard van der Gucht and Jacob Schijnvoet, were the first to use the camera obscura to create more accurate engravings for book illustration.

For more information on the collections of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library, contact Andrea Schorr, Head of Collection Resources, at schorr@uthscsa.edu or 210-567-2403.

June 2016 Historical Book of the Month

Image scanned from Charles Bell's Illustrations of the Great Operations of Surgery

The June 2016 Historical Book of the Month features the artistic masterpiece, Illustrations of the Great Operations  of Surgery: Trepan, Hernia, Amputation, Aneurism, and Lithotomy by Charles Bell published in London in 1821. Sir Charles Bell was a Scottish surgeon, neurologist, and anatomist and namesake of such structures and phenomena as Bell’s Nerve, Bell’s Palsy, and Bell’s Spasm. This classic work in the history of surgery includes 20 engraved plates of Charles Bell’s own drawings of operations he performed over the course of 20 years.

For more information on the collections of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library, contact Andrea Schorr, Head of Collection Resources, at schorr@uthscsa.edu or 210-567-2403.

New Leisure Books – May 2016

Need a break? Check out the latest titles in the Leisure collection.

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The Leisure collection is located on the main floor of the Briscoe Library in the seating area across from the Circulation desk. This collection is funded through library donations.

For a complete list of all titles in the Leisure collection click here.

 

Featured New Books/E-books for May 2016

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For a list of the newest titles at the Briscoe Library click here.

 

Purchase suggestions?
Complete the online Purchase Suggestion Form or contact
Andrea N. Schorr, Metadata & Collection Management Librarian.

 

 

News From the Libraries – May 2016

The May issue of News from the Libraries is now available.  For links to individual articles, see the table of contents below.History of Anatomy Class Views Hooke's Micrographia

Damon Tweedy, MD Speaks at UTHSC

History of Anatomy Class

Historical Book of the Month

Featured New Books

New Leisure Books

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History of Anatomy Class Visits P.I. Nixon Library

History of Anatomy Class Views Hooke's Micrographia

On April 12, 2016, the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library hosted this year’s History of Anatomy Class taught by Charleen Moore, PhD, Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Cellular and Structural Biology.

Faculty, students, and staff from the UT Health Science Center San Antonio Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, School of Medicine, School of Dentistry, and Dolph Briscoe Jr. Library gathered to view 50 titles from the historical anatomy book collection, along with two stereoscopes, accompanying multi-dimensional slides, and a rare tintype of surgeon and pharmacist Dr. Crawford Long.

Highlights of the event included a chance to see up-close a 1st edition of De humani corporis fabrica libri septem (1543) by Andreas Vesalius and a collection of early nineteenth-century books on surgery by brothers, Charles and John Bell.

roup Photograph of History of Anatomy Class

For more information on the collections of the P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library, contact Lisa Matye Finnie, Special Collections Librarian, at finnie@uthscsa.edu or 210-567-2406.

Damon Tweedy, MD Speaks at UT Health Science Center

Photograph of Dr. Damon Tweedy Delivering the Frank Bryant Jr, MD Memorial Lecture in Medical Ethics

On April 19, 2016, a crowd of 500 enthusiastic attendees from the UT Health Science Center San Antonio and the greater San Antonio community gathered in the Holly Auditorium to hear Damon Tweedy, MD deliver the Frank Bryant Jr, MD Memorial Lecture in Medical Ethics. Dr Tweedy is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center and a staff physician at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Author of Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine, Dr. Tweedy shared his personal experiences as one of very few African American medical students, interns, and residents at Duke University Medical School and Hospital. He also discussed the causes of health disparities, especially in African American communities, and explored why “being black can be bad for your health.”

Prior to his presentation, Damon Tweedy, MD met with leaders from the Student National Medical Association and members of the Student Advisory Council from the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics. Following his lecture, Dr. Tweedy signed copies of his book for members of the audience for an hour and a half!

Dr. Damon Tweedy at the Book Signing

Photographs ©2016 Creative Media Services, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio

Community Discussions in Social Justice is a project of The Libraries and the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics. This program was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

 

May 2016 Historical Book of the Month

Image from De Symmetria Partium in Rectis Formis Humanorum Corporum

This month’s highlighted historical book from the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library is De Symmetria Partium in Rectis Formis Humanorum Corporum by Albrecht Dürer. This 1st Latin edition was translated from the original 1528 German edition and published in Nuremberg in 1532.

Dürer was an influential artist, renowned print-maker, and respected contributor to the Northern Renaissance. This classic work includes 85 full-length figures of the human body that celebrate its mathematical proportions and aesthetic symmetry.

For more information on the collections of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library, contact Lisa Matye Finnie, Special Collections Librarian, at finnie@uthscsa.edu or 210-567-2406.

News From the Libraries – April 2016

The April issue of News from the Libraries is now available.  For links to individual articles, see the table of contents below.Photograph of postcard adapted from poster: Join the Army Nurse Corps

Medicine in Poetry

Highlights Of Army Nurse Corps

Historical Book of the Month

Featured New Books

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Medicine in Poetry: History of Medicine Society – April 26

Image of books, skull, and quill

In celebration of National Poetry Month and in collaboration with the publication of this year’s issue of Connective Tissue, the History of Medicine Society will host its annual Medicine in Poetry night on Tuesday, April 26 at 6:00 pm in the Howe Conference Room on the 5th floor of the Briscoe Library. Poets and fans of poetry, including UTHSCSA faculty, students, staff, and affiliates, will share readings of original and classic poems related to the health sciences.

Membership in the History of Medicine Society is free, and meetings are open to the public. Light refreshments will be served!

For more information on the History of Medicine Society, contact Lisa Matye Finnie, Special Collections Librarian, at finnie@uthscsa.edu or 210-567-2406.