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Book Review – Being Mortal

Being Mortal is an honest and thought-provoking work about the journey between life and death, and the handling of end of life issues.  Author Atul Gawande provides a sobering yet constructive account of the aging population and quality of care practices. Gawande discusses the lack of understanding between health, survival, and well-being, and how it affects aging and end of life care. Real BeingMortalPiclife stories and experiences are spread throughout the text, with many illustrating a need for change.

Being Mortal is a refreshing look at the limits of humanity with practical ideas for transforming existing philosophies. It is a must-read for all health care professionals, policy makers, caretakers, and anyone who is interested in lifelong well-being.

 

About the author:

Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, is a surgeon, writer, and public health researcher. He practices general and endocrine surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is a professor in both the Department of Health Policy and Management at Harvard School of Public Health and the Department of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He is Executive Director of Ariadne Labs, a joint center for health systems innovation, and Chairman of Lifebox, a nonprofit organization making surgery safer globally. Additionally, Gawande has been a staff writer for the New Yorker since 1998, and has written three New York Times best sellers: Complications, Better, and The Checklist Manifesto.

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Photo by Rose Lincoln, Harvard News Office

 

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

Andrea N. Schorr
Cataloging & Acquisitions Librarian

Briscoe Library Removing Print Journals

In September, approximately 97,000 print journal volumes will be removed from the Briscoe Library 4th floor. This project is part of an overall effort to transition to a print-free environment, as almost all of the library’s current journals are now available online and searchable through the library’s catalog or through BrowZine. Older journal articles that are not online can be ordered at no charge through the Document Delivery service. Delivery time is estimated at under 48 hours.

Removing these journals opens up the 4th floor as the library evolves from a storage space for print materials into a place for study, instruction, and collaboration. The volumes that are being removed are already part of the collection in the Joint Library Facility, a storage unit located in Bryan, TX that is a collaboration between the University of Texas System and Texas A&M University. The library has contracted with a commercial company to remove and transport the volumes to a recycling plant.

For questions about this project, contact Jonquil Feldman, Associate Library Director, feldman@uthscsa.edu.

 

E-book Purchase Part of UT System Pilot Project

 

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The UT Health Science Center Libraries have acquired more than 150 Elsevier/ScienceDirect e-books as part of an Evidence-Based, Demand Driven Acquisitions project funded by the University of Texas System Board of Regents. The project began in 2013 and was designed to increase e-book content for UT System libraries, while focusing on user needs. All of the newly purchased titles have a 2013 publication date and cover subjects such as biomedical science, medicine, microbiology, chemistry, computer science, and more. A full list of these titles can be found in the library catalog.

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A second round in the Demand Driven program is currently underway, and includes a selection of 2014 Elsevier/ScienceDirect e-book titles. Browsing of these titles in encouraged since purchases are dependent on user participation. To view a full list of the 2014 titles click here.

All Elsevier/ScienceDirect e-books can also be browsed through the library’s database page.

Questions about the library’s electronic and print book collection can be sent to Andrea Schorr, Acquisitions and Cataloging Librarian, schorr@uthscsa.edu.

Featured New Books for August 2014

AACN essentials of critical care nursing, 3rd ed. / [edited by] Suzanne M. Burns. 
New York : McGraw Hill Education, 2014. 
WY 154 A111 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

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AACN essentials of progressive care nursing, 3rd ed. / [edited by] Suzanne M. Burns. 
New York : McGraw-Hill Education/Medical, 2014. 
WY 154 A1114 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

ACCN Essentials of Progressive Care Nursing

DNA repair in cancer therapy [electronic resource] :
molecular targets and clinical applications /
edited by Mark Kelley. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 
DNA repair in cancer therapy

Infectious complications in cancer patients / Valentina Stosor, Teresa R. Zembower, editors. 
Cham ; New York : Springer, c2014. 
QZ 200 I435 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Infectious Complications in Cancer Patients 

Infectious diseases : a clinical short course, 3rd ed. /
Frederick S. Southwick. New York : McGraw-Hill, 2014. 
WC 100 S728i 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Infectious Diseases: a clinical short course

Introduction to reference sources in the health sciences, 6th ed. /
compiled and edited by Jeffrey T. Huber, Susan Swogger. 
Chicago : ALA Neal-Schuman, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2014. 
ZWB 100 R784i 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Introduction to Reference Sources in the Health Sciences

Nothing but the tooth [electronic resource] : a dental odyssey /
Barry K. B. Berkovitz. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Nothing but the Tooth: a dental odyssey

The physician’s guide to eye care, 4th ed. / Jonathan D. Trobe ;
developed in cooperation with American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Emergency Physicians. 
San Francisco, Calif. : American Academy of Ophthalmology, c2012. 
WW 140 T843p 2012. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Physician's Guide to Eye Care

South Texas health status review [electronic resource] /
Institute for Health Promotion Research, UT Health Science Center San Antonio.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

South Texas Health Status Review

USMLE step 2 secrets, 4th ed. / Theodore X. O’Connell. 
Philadelphia, PA : Elsevier Saunders, c2014. 
WB 18.2 B836u 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

USMLE Step 2 Secrets

Women and health, 2nd ed. [electronic resource] / edited by Marlene B. Goldman,
Rebecca Troisi, Kathryn M. Rexrode. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Women & Health

 

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

Featured New Books for November 2014

Basic molecular protocols in neuroscience [electronic resource] : tips, tricks, and pitfalls
John T. Corthell. Burlington : Elsevier Science, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Basic Molecular Protocols in Neuroscience: tips, tricks, and pitfalls

Cancer drug design and discovery, 2nd ed.  [electronic resource] / Stephen Neidle, School of Pharmacy,
University College London. Amsterdam [Netherlands] : Elsevier, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

CancerDrugDiscoveryDesign

Cognition, intelligence, and achievement [electronic resource] : a tribute to J. P. Das
edited by Timothy C. Papadopoulos, Rauno K. Parrila, John R. Kirby. London : Academic Press, c2015.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Cognition, Intelligence, and Achievement: a tribute to J.P. Das

Current diagnosis & treatment [electronic resource] : pediatrics, 22nd ed.
edited by William W. Hay, Jr. [and others]. New York : McGraw-Hill Education, c2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Current Diagnosis & Treatment : Pediatrics 22nd ed.

Demystifying the Institutional Repository for Success [electronic resource] / Marianne A. Buehler.
Oxford : Chandos Publishing, 2013.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Demystifying the Institutional Repository for Success

Dental implant prosthetics, 2nd ed.  [electronic resource] / Carl E. Misch.
St. Louis, Missouri : Elsevier Mosby, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Dental Implant Prosthetics, 2nd ed.

Dream science [electronic resource] : exploring the forms of consciousness / J.F. Pagel.
Oxford : Academic Press, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Dream Science : exploring the forms of consciousness

Essentials of stem cell biology, 3rd ed.  [electronic resource] / edited by Robert Lanza, Anthony Atala.
San Diego, CA : Academic Press, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Essentials of Stem Cell Biology, 3rd ed.

Handbook of nutrition, diet and the eye [electronic resource] / edited by Victor R. Preedy.
Burlington : Elsevier Science, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

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Heart and toxins [electronic resource] / Meenakshisundaram Ramachandran, editor.
Burlington : Elsevier Science, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Heart and Toxins

Human memory  [electronic resource] : a constructivist view / Mary B. Howes and Geoffrey O’Shea.
Amsterdam : Elsevier/Academic Press, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Human Memory : a constructivist view

Schwartz’s principles of surgery, 10th ed. [electronic resource] / editor-in-chief, F. Charles Brunicardi.
New York : McGraw-Hill Education, c2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Schwartz's Principles of Surgery , 10th ed.

Symptom to diagnosis [electronic resource] : an evidence-based guide, 3rd ed.
Scott D.C. Stern, Adam S. Cifu, Diane Altkorn. New York : McGraw-Hill Medical, 2015.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
Symptom to Diagnosis, 3rd ed.

 

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

Mosby's review for the NBDE

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

Sherris medical microbiology

Featured New Books for September 2014

Ashcraft’s Pediatric Surgery [electronic resource], 6th ed. / [edited by] George W. Holcomb III, J. Patrick Murphy and Daniel J. Ostlie. London ; New York : Saunders/Elsevier, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Ashcraft's Pediatric Surgery, 6th ed.

Atlas of clinical sleep medicine [electronic resource], 2nd ed. / [edited by] Meir H. Kryger, MD, Alon Y. Avidan, MD, MPH, Richard B. Berry, MD. Philadelphia, Pa. : Elsevier/Saunders, c2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Atlas of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 2nd ed.

Atlas of pain injection techniques [electronic resource], 2nd ed./ Therese O’Connor and Steven E. Abram. Oxford : Churchill Livingstone, c2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Atlas of Pain Injection Techniques, 2nd ed.

Chapman & Nakielny’s aids to radiological differential diagnosis [electronic resource], 6th ed. / edited by Stephen G. Davies. Edinburgh : Saunders/Elsevier, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Chapman & Nakielny's Radiological Diff Diag. 6th ed.

Essentials of dental radiography for dental assistants and hygienists, 9th ed. / Evelyn M. Thomson, Orlen N. Johnson. Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson, c2012.
WN 230 D367e 2012. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Essentials of Dental Radiology for Dental Assistants and Hygienists, 9th ed.

First aid for the USMLE step 2 CS, 5th ed. / Tao Le … [et al.]. New York : McGraw-Hill Medical, c2014.
WB 18.2 L433 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

First Aid for the USMLE Step 2 CS, 5th ed.

Illustrated anatomy of the head and neck, 4th ed. / Margaret J. Fehrenbach, Susan W. Herring. St. Louis, Mo. : Elsevier/Saunders, c2012.
WE 18.2 F296i 2012. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 Illustrated Anatomy of the Head and Neck, 4th ed.

Pain genetics [electronic resource] : basic to translational science / edited by Inna Belfer, Luda Diatchenko. Ames, Iowa : Wiley Blackwell, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Pain Genetics

Understanding clinical papers [electronic resource], 3rd ed. / David Bowers, Allan House, David Owens, Bridgette Bewick. Chichester, West Sussex, UK : Wiley Blackwell, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Understanding Clinical Papers, 3rd ed.

Yen & Jaffe’s reproductive endocrinology [electronic resource] : physiology, pathophysiology, and clinical management, 7th ed. / [edited by] Jerome F. Strauss III, Robert Barbieri. Philadelphia, Pa. : Elsevier/Saunders, c2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Yen & Jaffe's Reproductive Endocrinology

 

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

Historical Anatomy Books on Display April 12

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The P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library will be holding an exhibit of rare and historical anatomical texts on April 12 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the Nixon Reading Room and the Howe Conference Room on the 5th floor of the Briscoe Library. View a 1st edition of De Humani Corporis Fabrica Libri Septem by Andreas Vesalius published in 1543 and a 1481 edition of De Medicina by Aulus Cornelius Celsus, the Nixon Library’s oldest book. The display is open to the general public, and all are welcome to come see these treasures up close.

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

Looking for a new way to study?

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Battle it out with colleagues and test your medical knowledge in a Jeopardy-style showdown. The AccessMedicine Showdown features questions in five different categories ranging from 100 to 400 points, plus a bonus question worth 500 points. Users can play live or receive email notifications when its their turn to play.

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*Must create a personal account to play, existing account holders do not need to create another account.

AccessMedicine provides full-text access to more that 100 core medicine titles including Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, Hurst’s the Heart, and several Lange review series titles.

New Clinical Medicine Ebook Collection

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The UT Health Science Center Libraries now have access to a collection of clinical medicine e-books as part of a purchase by the UT System Academic Library Collection Enhancement Program (ALCEP). ALCEP funds are allocated to UT Austin by the Board of Regents for one-time collection purchases that can benefit all UT institutions. The CRCnetBase Medicine collection includes more than 400 titles with publication dates ranging from 2011-2014. The collection is heavily focused on clinical medicine, but includes a set of surgery and medical reference titles. Access to this collection is available through the library’s catalog and database page.

View a full list of the titles in this collection. .

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