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Community Service Learning in April: Pediatrician will speak about homeless and at-risk youth

Book cover: Ask Me Why I Hurt

The Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics will offer opportunities to discuss Dr. Christensen's book.

Randy Christensen, MD MPH, author of Ask Me Why I Hurt, will be a featured speaker at the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics‘ Fifth Annual Community Service Learning Conference on April 5, 2012.  The Libraries and the Center are encouraging students, faculty and staff to read Ask Me Why I Hurt and participate in group discussions about the book in advance of the author’s visit.

Dr. Christensen is a pediatrician for Phoenix Children’s Hospital who operates the Crews’n Healthmobile, a 38-foot mobile medical unit that goes out into the streets of central Arizona to provide free healthcare services to homeless and at-risk youth, as well as referrals for housing, food, GED, substance abuse, employment, obtaining identification, legal services, and health insurance.

Ask Me Why I Hurt is Dr. Christensen’s memoir of his work  caring for society’s throwaway kids—the often-abused, unloved children who live on the streets without access to proper health care, all the while fending off constant threats from thugs, gangs, pimps, and other predators.  You can learn more about the book and author at AskMeWhyIHurt.com, and follow Dr. Christensen on Twitter (@AskMeWhyIHurt).

We encourage you to pick up a copy of Ask Me Why I Hurt at the Health Science Center Libraries, the HSC Bookstore, the San Antonio Public Library, or your local library.  The Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics will sponsor upcoming book discussion opportunities prior to the event;  check http://bit.ly/csl2012read for more information.  Then join us on April 5, 2012 for the Community Service Learning Conference, where Dr. Christensen and Julie Watson LPN will speak on “Why do you do what you do? Caring for Underserved Populations.” at 3:35pm.

Luke Rosenberger, Director of Library Technology and Historical Collections

Do you have writing projects planned for 2011? Resources for writers can be found in the library catalog and online

The UT Health Science Center Libraries provide access to a large collection of resources for writers.  Some of the topics covered include information on how to organize a research article, book chapter or book; guidelines for including tables, figures and graphs; legal and ethical issues in publishing; and how to promote your work.  Recent additions to the collection include:

Dawkins, R. (2008). The Oxford book of modern science writing.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. (e-book)

Lesmeister, M.B. (2007) . Writing basics for the healthcare professional.  Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson Education, Inc. (WZ345 L637w 2007)

Matthews, J.R. (2008).  Successful scientific writing: A step-by-step guide for the biological and medical sciences. New York: Cambridge University Press. (WZ 345 M439s 2008)

Saver, C. (2011).  Anatomy of writing for publication for nurses.  Indianapolis: Sigma Theta Tau International.  (WWZ 345 A535 2011)

Von Fraunhofer, J.A. (2010).  Research writing in dentistry.  Ames, Iowa: Wiley-Blackwell. (WU 20.5 V946r 2010)

Additional resources for writers can be found in Starting Points: Library Resources for Writing, on the UT Health Science Center Libraries Web site.

Susan Hunnicutt
Special Projects Librarian

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 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

 

 

Journalist T.R. Reid to speak at Health Science Center July 30- Location changed to Holly Auditorium

T.R. Reid

T. R. Reid

T.R. Reid: “A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care”

Monday, July 30, 6:00 p.m.
UT Health Science Center– The location for this event has been changed to the HOLLY AUDITORIUM

Videoconference to RAHC, Harlingen, Room 1.132

 

 

T.R. Reid, noted healthcare expert, NPR and PBS correspondent, and author of The Healing of America, will speak at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Monday, July 30, 6:00 p.m.  in Holly Auditorium, on the topic “A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care.”

Other free-market industrialized democracies around the world provide health care of high quality for everyone, and they do it at much lower cost than here in the U.S. How did those countries arrive at this fundamental decision? How have they carried it out on a national scale? And what can we learn from them?

T.R. Reid has suffered for most of his life with a bad shoulder that resulted from an accident he sustained while serving in the Navy. He worked for many years as an international correspondent for The Washington Post, in places like London and Tokyo. These two circumstances provided him and his family with the opportunity to experience firsthand the health care systems of a number of countries around the world. His personal experience and professional research ultimately led to the PBS/Frontline documentary Sick Around the World in 2008, and provided the inspiration for his book The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care in 2009.

Join us Monday, July 30 at 6:00 p.m. for a stimulating and informative discussion with T.R. Reid, co-sponsored by the UT Health Science Center Libraries and the School of Nursing.  The program is free and open to the public.  Copies of The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care will be available, with a book signing to follow the presentation.

Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian

 

 

Library purchases Amazon Kindle Touch

In an effort to expand into emerging technologies and to offer another means for readers to interact with different e-book formats, the library has purchased a Kindle Touch e-book reader.  The Kindle will be available for check-out in early September.  Faculty, staff, and students with a current library account are eligible to check out the Kindle, which is available at the Briscoe Library Circulation Desk. The Kindle will circulate for a two week period and is non-renewable.  Holds can be placed on the Kindle by logging into a personal library account.

The Kindle must physically be returned to the Circulation Desk.  Please DO NOT place it in the Book Return boxes.  Once physically returned, if there are no other library patrons waiting to check it out, the Kindle may be eligible for a second check-out.

Due to Amazon restrictions the library is not allowed to share Kindle content with other Kindle owners.  In addition, users should not contribute unauthorized content to the library Kindle.

Currently there are two e-books available on the Kindle:

The Health Care HandbookThe Health Care Handbook by Elisabeth Askin and Nathan Moore, 2012.   Written by two medical students, this book attempts to provide a simplified explanation of the U.S. health care system as it stands today.  For more information check out a review of the book by Dr. Pauline Chen in the New York Times article, Two Medical Students Navigate the Health Care Maze.

 

I Heard the Sirens ScreamI Heard the Sirens Scream: How Americans Responded to the 9/11 and Anthrax Attacks by Laurie Garrett, 2011. This book provides a first-hand account of the events that occurred on and after September 11th 2001.  Laurie Garrett is a best-selling author and a respected journalist who is also the Senior Fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations.  Ms. Garrett will deliver the 10th Annual Frank Bryant, Jr., MD Memorial Lecture on Thursday, October 11 at 12:00 noon, Holly Auditorium as part of the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics 10th year anniversary celebration.

Books currently available on the Kindle can be found in the Briscoe Library Catalog.

Requests for titles to be added to the Kindle should be specified in a Purchase Suggestion Form.  Please specify “Kindle e-book” in the request.

Andrea N. Schorr

Cataloging & Acquisitions Librarian