News from the Libraries

News from the Libraries

Book Giveaway March 5-8

 The Briscoe Library will have a book giveaway March 5th – 8th.


The book giveaway will start at 9 a.m. on Thursday March 5th at the entrance of the library, and will continue through Sunday March 8th.

Books to be included in the giveaway are old editions withdrawn from the library’s collection, or donations given to the library but not needed for the collection. All give-away books are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Feel free to bring bags to carry books since there will be plenty to choose from!

For more information about the book give-away, contact Andrea N. Schorr,
Cataloging & Acquisitions Librarian, at 567-2400 or at

Corinne McLeod to Present Winning Danny Jones History of the Health Sciences Essay

Corinne McLeod, MS III and winner of the 2014 Danny Jones History of the Health Sciences Essay Contest, will present her paper at the March 18, 2015 meeting of the History of Medicine Society. Corinne’s paper, entitled Sex Reassignment Surgery: the Early Years, discusses the history of the development of surgery to treat gender dysphoric and trans* individuals.

The History of Medicine Society, a subgroup of the Friends of the P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library, welcomes university faculty, staff, and students as well as area health professionals, students and faculty from other universities, and anyone interested in the history of medicine.


Photograph of Lili Elbe.

1926 photo of Lili Elbe, former Danish painter Einar Wegener, one of the first identifiable recipients of sex reassignment surgery.


Date & Time:      6:00 pm, March 18, 2015

Location:             Howe Conference Room, Briscoe Library 5th Floor

Everyone is welcome to attend!

For more information about the History of Medicine Society, contact Lisa Matye Finnie, Special Collections Librarian, at or phone: 210-567-2406.

Photograph is from N. Hoyer, ed., Man into Woman. An Authentic Record of a Change of Sex. The true story of the miraculous transformation of the Danish painter Einar Wegener (Andreas Sparre). London: Jarrolds, 1933. Creative Commons Attribution free to share.

Women’s History Month Exhibit

March is Women’s History Month. The staff of the P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library have created an exhibit featuring four women who were instrumental in the development of the role of women in medicine and nursing.

Florence Nightingale, affectionately called “The Lady with the Lamp” by grateful soldiers, defined nursing practice with revolutionary theories she developed while caring for soldiers during the Crimean War of 1853. She successfully reduced the death rate in hospitalized soldiers by two thirds.

The "Angel of the Battlefield"

The “Angel of the Battlefield”

Clara Barton, the “Angel of the Battlefield,” served during the Civil War nursing injured soldiers on the battlefield and collecting supplies and distributing them to the Union Army. She went on after the war to found the American Red Cross, serving as its first president.

Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman to receive an M.D. degree from an American medical school, graduating in 1849. She and her colleagues founded the New York Infirmary for Women and Children. She was also an avid writer on a number of subjects and helped establish a medical school for women in London in 1874-75, serving as a professor of gynecology there until 1907.

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson was the first Englishwoman to qualify as a doctor. Inspired by Elizabeth Blackwell, she passed the Society of Apothecaries exam in 1865 and earned a certificate enabling her to become a doctor. She later earned her medical degree at the University of Paris. Anderson’s determination paved the way for other women, and in 1876 an act was passed permitting women to enter the medical professions. She was also the first female mayor in England.

Come read about the struggles these four women faced to pursue their interests in medicine. The exhibit is located on the 3rd floor of the Briscoe Library next to the elevator.

For more information, contact Mellisa DeThorne, phone 210-567-2470, email .

Illustration:  From postcard published in 1995 by an unknown publisher.  Courtesy of the National Library of Medicine, Images from the History of Medicine.

Historical Book of the Month on Digital Signage

The P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library houses many rare and historical books that are interesting to read, have wonderful illustrations, and are extremely important to the history of the health sciences. To highlight some of these treasures, the staff of the Nixon Library have started a new program that features one book each month. Brief information about the book is displayed on the digital signage throughout the Health Science Center.  The Book of the Month is available for viewing in the Nixon Library from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday – Friday.

This month’s book is Anthropometamorphosis: Man Transform’d: or, the

Example of face piercing

Illustration of face piercing

ArtificiallChangling, a delightful book published by English physician John Bulwer in 1653. Bulwer illustrates tattooing and body mutilations described in old literature or reported to him by sea captains and others traveling throughout the world.

For more information or to arrange a visit to the P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library, contact Lisa Matye Finnie, Special Collections Librarian at or phone: 210-567-2406.

Featured New Books for March 2015

Atlas of human anatomy, 6th ed. / Frank H. Netter.
Philadelphia, Pa. : Saunders/Elsevier, c2014.
QS 17 N474a 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record


Basic & clinical pharmacology, 13th ed. [electronic resource]  / edited by Bertram G. Katzung,
associate editor: Anthony J. Trevor. New York : McGraw-Hill Education, 2015.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Basic & Clinical Pharmacology, 13th ed.

Current diagnosis & treatment [electronic resource] : physical medicine & rehabilitation
[edited by] Ian B. Maitin, Ernesto Cruz. New York, N.Y. : McGraw-Hill Education, 2015.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Current diagnosis & treatment: physical medicine & rehabilitation

DeGowin’s diagnostic examination, 10th ed. [electronic resource] / [edited by] Richard F. LeBlond, Donald
Brown, Manish Suneja, Joseph F. Szot ; illustrated by Elmer DeGowin, Jim Abel, and Shawn Roach.
New York : McGraw-Hill Education, 2015.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Degowin's diagnostic examination, 10th ed.

The immune system, 4th ed. / Peter Parham.
New York, NY : Garland Science, Taylor & Francis Group, 2015.
QW 504 P229i 2015. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Immune System, 4th ed.

Laboratory medicine : the diagnosis of disease in the clinical laboratory, 2nd ed. 
edited by Michael Laposata. New York : McGraw-Hill Education Medical, c2014.
QY 25 L1235 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Laboratory Medicine, 2nd ed.

Medicine’s Michelangelo : the life & art of Frank H. Netter, MD / by his daughter Francine Mary Netter ;
with foreword by William L. Roper, MD, MPH.
Hamden, Connecticut : Quinnipiac University Press, 2013.
WZ 100 N474m 2013. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Medicine's Michelangelo

Nelson essentials of pediatrics, 7th ed. / [edited by] Karen J. Marcdante, Robert M. Kliegman.
Philadelphia : Elsevier/Saunders, c2015.
WS 100 N425 2015. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Nelson's essentials of pediatrics, 7th ed.

One doctor : close calls, cold cases, and the mysteries of medicine / Brendan Reilly.
New York : Atria Books, 2013.
W 62 R362o 2013. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

One doctor: close calls, cold cases, and the mysteries of medicine

Oxidative stress and redox regulation / Ursula Jakob, Dana Reichmann, editors.
Dordrecht : Springer, c2013.
QZ 180 O985 2013. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Oxidative stress and redox regulation

Pharmacology, 6th ed. / [edited by] Karen Whalen ; collaborating editors, Richard Finkel, Thomas A. Panavelil.
Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer, c2015.
QV 18.2 M995p 2015. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Pharmacology, 6th ed. (Lippincott Illustrated Reviews)

Rare diseases and orphan drugs  [electronic resource] : keys to understanding
and treating the common diseases
Jules J. Berman, Ph.D., M.D. London, UK : Academic Press, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Rare diseases and orphan drugs

Robbins and Cotran pathologic basis of disease, 9th ed. / [edited by] Vinay Kumar, Abul K. Abbas, Jon C. Aster ;
with illustrations by James A. Perkins. Philadelphia, Pa. : Elsevier/Saunders, c2015.
QZ 4 P2946 2015. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Robbins and Cotran pathologic basis of dieseas, 9th ed.

Symptom-based diagnosis in pediatrics / [edited by] Samir S. Shah and Stephen Ludwig.
New York : McGraw-Hill Education, 2014.
WS 200 P3718 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Symptom-based diagnosis in pediatrics

Wheat and rice in disease prevention and health [electronic resource] : benefits, risks and
mechanisms of whole grains in health promotion, edited by Ronald Ross Watson,
Victor R. Preedy, Sherma Zibadi. Burlington : Elsevier Science, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Wheat and rice in disease prevention and health


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

What’s new in ClincalKey?

clinicalkey imageis a database which contains a wealth of medical and surgical information. Content includes over 1,000 e-books, over 500 e-journals (including the famous “Clinics” titles), and thousands of videos and images. Also included is point-of-care content from First Consult.

Access ClinicalKey through the library’s database page or the library catalog.

Here’s what’s new:

Click on the cover to view the e-book.

Dermatopath               Esthetic Dentistry, 3rd ed.               Head & Neck Imaging: Case Reviews


Heart failure: a companion to Braunwald's               Medicine for the Outdoors, 6th ed.               Musculoskeletal Imaging, 2nd ed.


Nathan & Oski's hematology and oncology of infancy and childhood, 8th ed.               Ortho rehabilitation of the athlete               Weedon's skin pathology, 4th ed.

More new titles:

Pediatric Decision-Making Strategies (Pomeranz) 2nd ed

Pediatric Emergency Medicine: Secrets (Selbst) 3rd ed

Rang & Dale’s Pharmacology (Rang) 8th ed

Sims’ Symptoms in the Mind: Textbook of Descriptive Psychopathology (Oyebode) 5th ed

Sleisenger and Fordtran’s Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease (Feldman) 10th ed

Surgery of the Skin (Robinson) 3rd ed

Transplantation of the Liver (Busuttil, Ronald) 3rd ed

Urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery (Walters) 4th ed


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News From the Libraries – February 2015

The February issue of News from the Libraries is now available.  For links to individual articles, see the table of contents below.

Picture showing laps raised to view illustration of dura mater and brain.

Illustration of dura matter and brain

Briscoe Annual Trivia Night

Black History Month Exhibit

Braverman Art Exhibit

Students Asked, We Responded

Sage Research Methods Database

Congratulations Monica Salazar

Mental Health Prosumer Movement

Father of Ophthalmology

Featured New Books

See all past issues of News From the Libraries

History of Medicine Society Annual Trivia Night

Along with all of his other accomplishments, Harvey Cushing, M.D. was awarded the 1926 Pulitzer Prize for his biography of what famous physician?

William Daniels – most noted for his role as Mr. Feeny on Boy Meets World – has appeared in five medically-based television shows. Can you name them?

 Photograph of Participants at History of Medicine Society Trivia Night

Participants in the History of Medicine Society’s Second Annual Trivia Night attempted to answer these questions and more! On January 14, 2015, Ally Hertz MSIV quizzed three teams on their knowledge of medical history and medical popular culture. Six rounds of questions, as well as a halftime bonus and a final question, challenged UT Health Science Center students, faculty, retired faculty, staff, and guests.

Using some creative strategies, the Green Team came from behind to triumph on the final question by putting four significant medical advancements in the correct chronological order. Congratulations to the members of the winning team: Adelita Cantu, Ph.D., Jack Flores MSII, Eithan Kotkowski MSII, Michael “Bo” Still MSII, Becky Still, and Lisa Matye Finnie, MLS!

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


Harvey Cushing, M.D. was awarded the 1926 Pulitzer Prize for his book entitled The Life of Sir William Osler.

William Daniels has appeared in Grey’s Anatomy, Scrubs, St. Elsewhere, Trapper John, M.D., and Quincy, M.E.

Exhibition celebrates Black History Month at the Briscoe Library


Black History Month, originally established in 1926 as Negro History Week, was observed annually in the second week of February. The intent was to highlight people and events in African American history in order to ensure the physical and intellectual survival of the race. The observance was officially expanded in 1976 to a month-long recognition of accomplishments of African Americans.

In February, the Briscoe Library will host a traveling exhibition entitled Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons. This exhibition, on loan from the National Library of Medicine, celebrates the achievements of early black physicians, healers, midwives and “root doctors”—traditional healers who used herbs, roots, potions and spells. These pioneers of medicine paved the way for future health care providers and opened doors to better health care for the African American community.

The collection features six panels that describe the challenges faced by African Americans seeking a medical education in the late 19th and early 20th centuries; the history of historically black institutions that trained physicians and nurses; achievements and contributions of four contemporary surgeons and educators; and several notable surgeons. The exhibition will be located on the 3rd floor of the library and will run from February 9 to March 29, 2015. For more information on library exhibits, contact Jonquil Feldman at 210-567-2428 or

Art Exhibit on Loan at the Briscoe Library

BravermanSheldon P. Braverman, M.D., a practicing ophthalmologist in San Antonio has loaned five paintings to be displayed in the lobby of the Briscoe Library during February in honor of Black History Month. Three oil paintings are part of a collection of work by Dr. Braverman. The subjects he selects are often taken from photographs that he finds provocative. Two of the paintings were inspired from photos in the Family of Man exhibit which was originally shown at The Museum of Modern Art in 1955. Although quite somber, they are thought provoking. The third oil painting is from a jazz record cover illustrating the funeral tradition in New Orleans of the joyous return from the burial. Dr. Braverman invites the viewer to create his own narrative as to the life situation depicted in the paintings and hopes they stimulate and provide food for thought.

Two additional paintings are signed watercolors by New Orleans artists, also from Dr. Braverman’s personal art collection. These colorful paintings featuring black jazz musicians are so vivid, one can almost hear the strains of the music.

Dr. Braverman served as a clinical professor, Department of Ophthalmology at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio from the early 1970’s until 2010. He took up the hobby of painting as a teenager and completed his last painting 1 month ago.


Museum of Modern Art, New York. The Family of Man: The greatest photographic exhibition of all time—503 pictures from 68 countries—created by Edward Steichen for the Museum of Modern Art. New York, Maco Magazine Corporation, 1955.

Steichen, Edward (2003) [1955]. The Family of Man. New York: The Museum of Modern Art.

Jonquil Feldman
Director, Briscoe Library and Outreach Services