Books

A featured resource: Crazy Good Interviewing

Crazy Good InterviewingIt’s no secret that standing out in a crowd of anxious applicants is essential to landing the job you want nowadays. The book Crazy Good Interviewing: How Acting a Little Crazy Can Get You the Job by John B. Molidor and Barbara Parus introduces readers to a whole different level of interviewing where thinking outside the box is necessary to being a successful interview candidate. Some of the topics covered include: how to make a lasting first impression, interviewing in non-traditional environments, handling awkward questions and situations, and using personality and personal experience to boost credibility. The authors identify interview practices that are “crazy good” and “crazy bad” in order to help readers understand what sells and what doesn’t sell in an interview.

This book is packed full of practical advice for individuals seeking employment in a difficult economy and is useful to anyone who hasn’t been through the interview process in a long time.

John B. Molidor, Ph.D. is CEO/President of Michigan State University Flint Area Medical Education, and a Community Assistant Dean and Professor of Psychiatry at MSU College of Human Medicine.

Barbara Parus is Director of Publications for the National Speakers Association in Tempe, Arizona and a well-established writer, editor, and editorial consultant.

This book isavailable at the Briscoe Library. For more information check the library catalog.

Andrea N. Schorr

Cataloging & Acquisitions Librarian

A History of the Present Illness, and other books you might enjoy reading this summer

A History of the Present IllnessSummer is a great time to read for pleasure.  We hope you will be able to find a few hours to relax with the perfect book, and  we have some titles for your consideration:

Last month, The Libraries and the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics announced the selection of the next One Community/One Book title.  It is A History of the Present Illness, by Louise Aronson, M.D., M.F.A.  We are excited about this book!  A History of the Present Illness is a first novel for Aronson, a geriatrician and member of the faculty at the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine, who is also a graduate of the Woodrow Wilson School of Writing.

According to one reviewer the book is “an intelligent and pleasurable collection rich enough for re-reading, study, and discussion.  Aronson… combines extensive medical experience with her considerable storyteller’s gifts.” Literature, Medicine and the Arts Database

Copies of A History of the Present Illness are available in The Libraries (call number PS 3601.R67 A769h 2013) , and at the UT Health Science Center Bookstore for $18, 25% off the retail price.

One Community/One Book is made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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When we asked members of the library staff to share their ideas for good summer reads, large expanses of water emerged as a  common theme.  Here are two cool blue books to consider:

The Ocean at the End of the LaneKelley Minars, Web Librarian in the Briscoe Library, enjoyed The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman: “This book is funny, scary, and bewitching in turns. The author takes his own childhood mythologies and weaves them into a moving story in this short but engaging read.”

 

 

 

The Cat's TableJonquil Feldman, Director of Briscoe Library and Outreach Services, recommends The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje.  “The author of The English Patient speaks in the first person as he describes the story of an eleven-year-old boy in 1954, traveling on a 3-week voyage from Ceylon to England. The boy, Mynah, befriends two other boys and they run unsupervised all over the ship, going from one reckless adventure to the next. Their meals are eaten with a group of colorful adult characters at the “cat’s table”, located far from the Captain’s table. The book appealed to me because the boy is suspended for a few unfettered weeks between his orderly and safe childhood in Ceylon and the unknown challenges he will face when he begins a new life in England. I found this book to be thought provoking, poetic and also very entertaining.”

 

Good Omens: Gaiman and PratchettFinally, Rajia Tobia, Executive Director of Libraries, suggests Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. “This book is probably more suited for a read around Halloween, so read it now and then again in October. Every time and no matter how many times I read Good Omens, it makes me laugh out loud, especially if you have been to England or are from England. It is about the end of the world which will end on Saturday, next Saturday to be exact, and how a fussy angel and a fast-living fallen angel sort of mess up the best laid plans for Armageddon.”

A History of the Present Illness: Book discussions are being planned for September and October

A History of the Present IllnessA History of the Present Illness, a collection of short stories by Louise Aronson, M.D., M.F.A., is the One Community/One Book selection for Fall of 2013.  Fifteen volunteer book discussion leaders have registered to attend training in early September. Dates and times of public book discussions will be announced later in the month.

It is still possible to register for the workshop, Talking About Books Over Lunch: A Workshop for Discussion Group Leaders and Hosts Workshops will be offered Wednesday, September 4 at 3:00 p.m., and Friday, September 6 at noon.

More complete information, including workshop locations and online registration, can be found in the Library Events section at http://library.uthscsa.edu/.  Or, contact Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian, at hunnicutt@uthscsa.edu.

Louise Aronson will be the keynote speaker at the One Community/One Book author event sponsored by the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics and The Libraries, which will take place Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. in the Holly Auditorium.

One Community/One Book is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Featured new books for August 2013

Doctor-of-Nursing-EssentialsThe doctor of nursing practice essentials : a new model for advanced practice nursing / edited by Mary E. Zaccagnini and Kathryn Waud White.
Burlington, Mass. : Jones & Bartlett Learning, c2014.
WY 18.5 D6373 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

biology-of-cancerThe biology of cancer / Robert A. Weinberg.
New York : Garland Science, c2014.
QZ 202 W423b 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

PestanaDr. Pestana’s surgery notes : top 180 vignettes for the surgical wards / Carlos Pestana.
New York : Kaplan, c2013.
WO 18.2 P476d 2013. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Interview-StrategiesThe medical school interview : winning strategies from admissions faculty / Samir P. Desai, Rajani Katta.
Houston, Tex. : MD2B, c2014.
W 19 D441m 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Research-methods-in-OrthodonticsResearch methods in orthodontics : a guide to understanding orthodontic research / Theodore Eliades, editor ; foreword by T.M. Graber.
Heidelberg ; New York : Springer, c2013.
WU 400 R432 2013. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

PsychiatricDiagnosisEssentials of psychiatric diagnosis : responding to the challenge of DSM -5 / Allen Frances.
New York : Guilford Press, c2013.
WM 141 F815e 2013. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

For a complete list of new titles added in the month of August click here.

Purchase suggestions? Complete the online Purchase Suggestion Form or contact Andrea N. Schorr, Cataloging & Acquisitions Librarian at schorr@uthscsa.edu.

Featured New Books for November 2013

Clinical anatomy : a case study approach / Mark H. Hankin, Dennis E. Morse, Carol A. Bennett-Clarke., New York : McGraw-Hill Education/Medical, c2013.
 QS 18.2 H241c 2013.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

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Understanding and conducting research in the health sciences / Christopher J.L. Cunningham, Bart L. Weathington, David J. Pittenger. Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2013.
 W 20.5 C973u 2013.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

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Proposal writing for nursing capstones and clinical projects / Wanda Bonnel, Katharine V. Smith.
New York : Springer, c2014. WY 20.5 B716p 2014.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

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Making sense of clinical teaching / edited by Samy A. Azer.
Boca Raton : CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, c2013.
 W 18 M235 2013.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

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Desk reference to the diagnostic criteria from DSM-5 / American Psychiatric Association.
Washington, D.C. : American Psychiatric Publishing, c2013.
WM 15 D53692 2013.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

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Solution focused anxiety management [electronic resource] : a treatment and training manual / Ellen K. Quick., San Diego : Elsevier Science, 2013.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

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Neural circuit development and function in the healthy and diseased brain [electronic resource] : comprehensive developmental neuroscience / editors-in-chief: John L. R. Rubenstein, Pasko Rakic. Burlington : Elsevier Science, 2013.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

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Placebo and pain [electronic resource] : from bench to bedside / edited by Luana Colloca, Magne Arve Flaten, Karin Meissner., Amsterdam ; Boston : Academic Press, 2013. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

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Handbook of pediatric dentistry [electronic resource] / edited by Angus C. Cameron, Richard P. Widmer., Edinburgh : Mosby, 2013.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

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For a complete list of new titles added in the month of November click here.

Purchase suggestions?  Complete the online Purchase Suggestion Form or contact
Andrea N. Schorr, Cataloging & Acquisitions Librarian.

Featured new books for October

Print Books

Basic skills in interpreting laboratory data / [edited by] Mary Lee.
Bethesda, Md. : American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, c2013.
QY 25 B311 2013.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Leon Valley / Friends of the Leon Valley Public Library and Leon Valley Historical Society.
Charleston, S.C. : Arcadia Pub., c2011.
F 394.L455 L579 2011.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Iserson’s getting into a residency : a guide for medical students / Kenneth V. Iserson.
Tucson, Ariz. : Galen Press, c2013.
W 39 I78g 2013.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

E-books

Chronic pain and brain abnormalities [electronic resource] / editor, Carl Y. Saab.
London ; Boston : Academic Press, c2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Individual case formulation [electronic resource] / Richard S. Hallam.
Burlington : Elsevier Science, 2013.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Emery and Rimoin’s principles and practice of medical genetics
[electronic resource] / edited by David L. Rimoin, Reed E. Pyeritz and Bruce Korf.
San Diego : Elsevier Science, 2013.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

For a complete list of new titles added in the month of October click here.

Purchase suggestions? Complete the online Purchase Suggestion Form or contact
Andrea N. Schorr, Cataloging & Acquisitions Librarian.

Featured New Books for October 2014

NBDE. Part 1, Secrets : study guide : your key to exam success.
Beaumont, Tex : Mometrix Media, 2014.
WU 18.2 N2773 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

NBDE part 1 secrets study guide

Mosby’s review for the NBDE, 2nd ed. / edited by Frank Dowd, DDS, PhD.
St. Louis, Missouri : Elsevier Mosby, c2015.
WU 18.2 M8945 2015. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

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DentEssentials : high-yield NBDE part 1 review, 4th ed. / [lead authors/editors, Michael S. Manley, Leslie D. Manley]. New York, NY : Kaplan Publishing, c2012.
WU 18.2 D4145 2012. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

DentEssentials: high-yield NBDE part 1

Complementary and alternative therapies for nursing practice, 4th ed. / Karen Lee Fontaine.
Boston : Pearson, c2015.
WY 86.5 F678c 2015. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Complementary & alternative therapies

Current medical diagnosis & treatment 2015 [electronic resource]/ edited by Maxine A. Papadakis, Stephen J. McPhee, associate editor Michael W. Rabow. New York : McGraw-Hill Medical, 2015.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2015

Review of medical microbiology and immunology, 14th ed. [electronic resource] / Warren Levinson.
New York : McGraw-Hill, c2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Review of medical microbiology and immunology

Resident readiness : internal medicine [electronic resource] / [edited by] Debra L. Klamen and Susan Thompson Hingle. New York : McGraw-Hill Education Medical, c2013.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Resident readiness : internal medicine

Pathophysiology of disease [electronic resource] : an introduction to clinical medicine, 7th ed. / edited by Stephen J. McPhee, Gary D. Hammer. New York : McGraw-Hill Education Medical, c2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Pathophysiology of disease 7th ed.

Sherris medical microbiology [electronic resource], 6th ed. / editors, Kenneth J. Ryan, C. George Ray.
New York : McGraw-Hill Education/Medical, c2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

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Featured new books for September

Brain Imaging-book coverBrain imaging : what it can (and cannot) tell us about consciousness / Robert G. Shulman.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2013.
WL 141.5.N47 S562b 2013. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Chandler & Grant's GlaucomaChandler and Grant’s glaucoma, 5th ed. / edited by Malik Y. Kahook, Joel S. Schuman ; consulting editor, David L. Epstein.
Thorofare, N.J. : SLACK, c2013.
WW 290 L471 2013. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Basic Techniques in Pediatric SurgeryBasic techniques in pediatric surgery : an operative manual / Robert Carachi, Sandeep Agarwala, Tim J. Bradnock, editors ; Salvatore Cascio, Hock Lim Tan, associate editors.
Heidelberg ; New York : Springer, c2013.
WO 925 B311 2013. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Current diagnosis & treatment in orthopedics / edited by Harry B. Skinner, Patrick J. McMahon.
New York : McGraw-Hill Education/Medical, c2014.
WE 168 C975 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

For a complete list of new titles added in the month of September click here.

Purchase suggestions? Complete the online Purchase Suggestion Form or contact
Andrea N. Schorr, Cataloging & Acquisitions Librarian.

In the history of medicine — Early ophthalmology text turns 500 this year

First page of treatise "De oculis" from Champier's _Speculum Galeni_

The first page of the treatise "De oculis" from Symphorien Champier's _Speculum Galeni_ (Lyon, 1512)

The P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library is celebrating the 500th birthday of one of its treasures, an edition of Symphorien Champier’s Speculum Galeni.  The book includes one of the first treatises on ophthalmology ever printed.

Symphorien Champier (1472-1539) was an early French humanist and physician to Charles VIII, Louis XII, and the Duke of Lorraine.  He settled in Lyon, where he established the College of the Doctors of Lyon and studied Greek and Arab scholars, as well as medicinal science, composing a great number of historical works.   He was also an admirer of Galen, the great second-century Greek physician and philosopher.  Champier set out to expand his contemporary colleagues’ knowledge of Galen by using a powerful new tool: the printing press.  

Speculum Galeni, printed in Lyon in 1512, begins with Champier’s own biography of Galen and a list of Galenic works.  It continues with Champier’s careful compilation of Latin translations of key works that were (at that time) attributed to Galen, to form a complete Treatise of Medicine.  Included in the compilation is “De oculis,” a treatise on the eyes, the first page of which appears in the photo above. According to later historians, “De oculis” may not have been Galen’s at all — it is only known today from this Latin translation, and no Greek original has ever been found.  Nonetheless, its inclusion in Champier’s compilation makes it one of the first printed works on the subject of ophthalmology.

Our copy of Speculum Galeni is bound together with another work of Champier called Practica nova in medicina which was probably printed several years earlier, around 1509. The beautiful binding was also created around the same time; it is stamped pigskin over wooden boards with metal clasp closures.  The whole volume is in beautiful condition.

Photo of cover of our copy of Champier's book

The handcrafted early-16th-century cover of Champier's book.

We know from the stamps and inscriptions in the book that it once belonged to the Strahov Monastery Library in Prague.

Speculum Galeni came to the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library as part of the Andrew A. Sandor Ophthalmology collection, a group of some 400 rare and historical books that the library acquired in 1988. We invite you to come and see this historical treasure, along with many other treasures on the history of ophthalmology such as Georg Bartisch’s Ophthalmodouleia (1583) and Samuel Thomas Sommering’s Abbildungen des menschlichen Auges (1801).

The P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library Reading Room is located on the fifth floor of the Briscoe Library and is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  In order to view books in the collection, it is best to schedule an appointment prior to visiting by calling 567-2470.

Luke Rosenberger, Director of Library Technology and Historical Collections

Joint Texas A&M – UT System library facility will house low-circulation books and journals

A&M-UT System Library Facility

Construction of a facility to preserve library resources of Texas A&M University and The University of Texas System is set to begin in June near Bryan, Texas.

Texas A&M University System board of regents formally approved a $6.3 million appropriation to build a facility preserving library resources of Texas A&M University and the University of Texas System.  Construction of the 18,000-square-foot facility on Texas A&M’s Riverside Campus will begin in June and is scheduled to be completed by March 2013.

The library facility will house about 1 million low-circulation books and older journal volumes and make them available to scholars and other interested parties upon request.

Texas A&M President R. Bowen Loftin stated, “This is an excellent example of cooperation between Texas A&M and the University of Texas for the benefit of our students and faculties, and potentially other scholars and researchers and it’s ultimately of cost-saving benefit to the taxpayers of Texas.”  A process is being implemented through which institutions can “share” a single copy of duplicated holdings in storage.  This allows for the elimination of redundancy in individual collections while preserving a collective copy that can be recalled for use in research and study among users at multiple institutions.

John Weed, Head of Collection Resources

Member, Joint Library Facility Task Force on Policies and Procedures