The History of Medicine Society, a special interest group of the Friends of the P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library, is sponsoring a scavenger hunt for faculty, staff, students, or anyone else interested in the history of medicine. Anyone may compete.
When & Where
The scavenger hunt will occur Thursday, August 21 beginning at 8:00 am through Wednesday, September 10 at 6:30 pm in the Briscoe Library building. At any time during that period, participants can pick up a search form at the Circulation Desk near the front entrance on the 3rd floor or in the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library on the 5th floor and look for the various treasures located throughout the building and even on the web. Hints are provided to make the hunt faster and more successful.
All forms must be returned to Nixon Library staff or the Circulation Desk by 6:30 pm on Wednesday, September 10.
What Will You Find?
Discover early Texas surgeons, wicked looking antique medical instruments, interesting books from the P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library, a doctor from Texas who photographed many interesting “critters” through his camera and microscope, university history, and more.
Participants must answer 8 of the 10 questions on the form to be eligible for a prize. The winning entry will be drawn from all those qualifying at the 6:00 pm meeting of the History of Medicine Society on Wednesday, September 10. Charleen Moore, Ph.D., will be discussing Treasures of the P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library at the meeting with volumes from the library on display.
First prize is a free dinner pass to the annual Friends of the P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library dinner on Thursday, November 6, at 6:30 pm at the Old San Francisco Steak House. The food is great, and this year’s speaker will discuss Fighting the Third Army: Combating the Ailments and Injuries of the American Civil War.
Five additional $5.00 gift cards for Starbucks or Subway will be drawn from student entries.
For more information on the History of Medicine Society, contact Lisa Matye Finnie, Special Collections Librarian, at (210) 567-2406 or firstname.lastname@example.org.