News from the Libraries

News from the Libraries

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.
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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.
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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.
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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


Students Asked, We Responded!

Students at the UT Health Science Center have never been shy about letting us know what they need to improve their experiences in the library. When possible, we do our best to “make it so!”

More Whiteboards!

WhiteboardEvery group study room has a whiteboard. The study rooms on the 5th floor have whiteboards that cover two-thirds of one wall, providing a large writing area. Often, we find them covered with equations or diagrams that are so impressive that our staff are reluctant to wipe them down. Since the number of group study rooms is limited, students asked for portable whiteboards that they can use in the open seating areas. After consulting with members of the Student Government Association, we have purchased large rolling whiteboards for the 3rd and 5th floors.

Erasers are magnetically attached to the boards and students can help themselves to markers from the bucket that resides at the Circulation Desk. We just ask that students return the markers so others can use them.bucket-markers

Study Room Reservation Schedules


When we migrated to a self-service group study room reservation system, the response was overwhelmingly positive. Students were able to log in and reserve rooms for up to 4 hours at a time without having to call or stop at a service desk to request a reservation. However, everyone did not honor the reservations and we often received complaints that people were occupying rooms that had been reserved by other groups. We investigated ways to make it easier to find non-reserved rooms and then reserve them on the spot using a mobile device. This screen, located across from the entrance on the 3rd floor, shows up-to-the-minute availability and provides a scan code for quick access to the reservation system.

These improvements are a collaborative effort between staff from the Library Services, Administration and Library Technology divisions. We look forward to receiving suggestions for ways to assist in the success of our students.

Jonquil Feldman
Director, Library and Outreach Services

New Research Methods Database


Need help designing and executing a research project?  Check out SAGE Research Methods (SRM) a new library database that covers all aspects of the research process, from developing a research question to defining results. Within this database are numerous e-books and select e-journal articles that focus on research design and development. Coverage includes the full range of methods used in the behavioral sciences, as well as many commonly used in science, technology, and medicine.


SAGE Research Methods is appropriate for anyone investigating, designing, supervising, or teaching research methods.

Access SRM through the library’s catalog and database page.  SRM is pfovided through the UT System Digital Library for use by all UT institutions.

History of the Mental Health Prosumer Movement

At the February 11th History of Medicine Society mLogo of Prosumers Interrnational showing a drawing of a bamboo shoot and the words Prosumers and Living Dreamseeting, Janet Paleo and Anna Gray from Prosumers International will present the history of the mental health Prosumer movement and how it is working to help those suffering from mental issues recover.

What is a Prosumer?  According to the Prosumers International website, a Prosumer is a person who is PROactive in their recovery and PROvides back to the community.  The mission of mental health Prosumers is to empower all people to know recovery from mental issues is possible and that they can live powerful, fulfilled lives on their terms.

Prosumers realize they have control over their lives by realizing they have choices in all things. They realize they have resources to call upon for help, then they try to do something meaningful to make a difference in someone else’s life, gaining a sense of well-being in the process. Attending Prosumer group meetings helps in this process.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Time: 6:00 pm

Date: Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Where: Howe Conference Room, 5th floor of the Briscoe Library building.

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

The Father of Ophthalmology

George Bartisch, a German physician, was born in 1535 in Königsbrück, a village near Dresden, Germany. He could not afford medical school, so apprenticed at the age of 13 to a barber surgeon in Dresden. This was followed by two additional apprenticeships to an oculist and a lithotomist. He acquired medical experience and became a successful wound surgeon, lithotomist, oculist and teacher of surgical anatomy. Bartisch became well known and eventually was appointed court oculist for Duke Augustus I of Saxony, settling in Dresden.

Bartisch is called the Father of Ophthalmology because he was the earliest person to write an ophthalmologic text-book in the German language and the first in history to totally remove an eye from a living human subject. In 1583 he published Ophthalmodouleia, both the first systematic work on ocular disease and ophthalmic surgery as well as the first ophthalmic atlas with its 92 full page woodcuts, many of which Bartisch drew himself. Some of the illustrations had flaps that could be lifted to provide a dissection layer by layer. They illustrate ocular diseases, surgical methods, and instruments. The explanations of each disease in this work are followed by a discussion of herbal remedies and prescriptions and surgical options for treatment.

The P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library, located on the 5th floor of the Briscoe Library owns the first edition of Ophthalmodouleia. More information on George Bartisch may be found in the Treasures of the P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library blog.

To schedule a visit to the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library, contact Lisa Matye Finnie, Special Collections Librarian, at or 210-567-2406.


Book review by Mark J. Mannis of Ophthalmodouleia, That is the Service of the Eye, 1996 English translation by Donal Blanchard, MD. American Journal of Ophthalmology 1997, 123:146-147.

“Georg Bartisch’s Ophthalmodouleia.” The College of Optometrist webpage at

Shastid,, Thomas Hall. George Bartisch,” The American Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Ophthalmology, Volume 2, pp. 888-895. Chicago: Cleveland Press, 1913.


Images courtesy History of Science Collections, University of Oklahoma Libraries.