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Briscoe Library – San Antonio
Dr. Mark Bayer, guest speaker
February 13, 6:00 p.m.
Howe Conference Room, Briscoe Library
William Shakespeare’s (1564–1616) characters are timeless, yet he described human personality in the language of his age. The theory of the four bodily humors—blood, yellow bile, black bile, and phlegm– extends across Shakespeare‘s works, and is connected with the belief that emotional states have physical causes. In Elizabethan England the four bodily humors were thought to engender the passions of anger, grief, hope, and fear— emotions that drive much of the action in Shakespeare‘s plays.
There’s the Humor of It: Shakespeare and the Four Humors is a traveling exhibit produced by the National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health and the Folger Shakespeare Library to explore the inner logic of humoral theory as well as its connections to modern medical thought and practices.
The exhibit will open in the Briscoe Library at 6:00 p.m. on the evening of February 13 with a guest presentation by Dr. Mark Bayer, a member of the faculty in the Department of English at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Dr. Bayer will speak on the topic, Why the Four Humours Make Sense: Shakespeare and the Four Humours.
The exhibit will remain on display through March 22.
In another event planned in conjunction with the exhibit, Dr. Charleen Moore of the Department of Cellular and Structural Biology will speak on the topic, A Balancing Act: Medical Practices and the Four Humors in the Renaissance. Her presentation will take place at noon on Wednesday, February 27th.
Both presentations are programs of the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library, and will take place in the Howe Conference Room on the 5th floor of the Briscoe Library.
Humoral medicine, with its roots in ancient Greece, held that an excess or deficiency of any of four bodily liquids was a primary source of differences in temperment and health. Humorism was the most commonly held view of the human body in the West before the advent of modern scientific medicine in the nineteenth century.
A local exhibit currently on display in the Briscoe Library provides an introduction to humoral thinking and showcases some of the resources of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library that shed light on that tradition.
The local exhibit, which has been planned in conjunction with the National Library of Medicine exhibit There’s the Humor of It: Shakespeare and the Four Humors, can be found in the seating area at the entrance to the Briscoe Library. Books from the collection of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library that are highlighted in the exhibit include:
Regimen Sanitatis Salerni (1575)
Avicenna, The Canon of Medicine (1582)
Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy (1632)
Both exhibits and their accompanying presentations are programs of the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library. For information about either exhibit, contact Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Libraries, in cooperation with the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics, have chosen Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World for a One Community/One Book read. Tina Rosenberg, the author of Join the Club, will be the keynote speaker at the CMH&E’s Community Service Learning Conference, which will take place on April 4, 2013.
The Libraries will offer noon-hour workshops on February 4 and February 13 to support discussion group leaders and hosts. The workshops are open to faculty, staff, and students of the UT Health Science Center and members of the broader community who are interested in planning a discussion opportunity.
The workshops will be available on request in Harlingen and Laredo via V-tel.
Book discussions will be held throughout February and March, in the weeks leading up to Tina Rosenberg’s keynote address at the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics Community Service Learning Conference on April 4, 2013. For information about how to to be a part of One Community/One Book, contact Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian: email email@example.com.
One Community/One Book is made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The UT Health Science Center Libraries are
Proud to Announce:
ABCD Workshops in San Antonio and Harlingen
(Asset-Based Community Development)
Building community connections and partnerships in support of
medical research, education and practices
that really work to impact community health.
The workshop will be presented by H. Daniels (Dan) Duncan, a consultant and faculty member of the ABCD Institute at Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois. Dan is a longtime human services professional who helps agencies recognize the value of working with citizens and community organizations.
You are invited to attend either of the following workshops:
San Antonio – UT Health Science Center Dolph Briscoe Jr. Library
Thursday, February 21, 2013 – Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) Workshop, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Harlingen – Mario E. Ramirez Library
To Register Click Here
Thursday, March 7, 2013 – Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) Workshop, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.
Watercolors on display in the Briscoe Library Foyer
Dr. Sam Friedberg’s career as a water colorist began with a cat, sketched on a scrap of paper, on an airplane, in the late 1980s. His wife Ruth was inspired, and soon gifted him with a class at the San Antonio Art Institute.
At first, it seemed that research in diabetes and lipid metabolism would eclipse whatever artistic talent Dr. Friedberg had. But he was nearing retirement (he retired in 1992), and with time, the newer work prevailed. He mounted his first exhibit, Faces, Places and Forms, in the foyer of the Health Science Center auditorium in February of 2000. As Dr. Friedberg, a founding member of the faculty at the UT Health Science Center, told an interviewer at that time, painting “is very absorbing and a little like research… You are constantly trying things out. It relaxes and fascinates me, and transports me into another world.”
A new exhibit, Dr. Sam Friedberg: People and Places, is on display in the seating area at the entrance to the Briscoe Library.
Dr. Friedberg can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian
On January 24 and 25, Erika Silva, library assistant at the Laredo Regional Campus Library, Peg Seger, head of outreach services at the Briscoe Library, and Rodney Webb, Texas A&M International University librarian presented an overview of library resources and services to members of the Laredo seniors community. Included in the program was a presentation on consumer health information resources available through the National Library of Medicine. Attendees were treated to pens, notepads, and a variety of print materials about MedlinePlus and NIHSenior Health.
On the evening of March 21, the UT Health Science Center San Antonio’s Student-Run Free Clinics organization will be hosting its annual fundraiser, “Night of the Arts.” These clinics provide free medical care to the underserved of San Antonio, as well as valuable learning experiences for HSC students.
Interested in auditioning? Tryouts will be held Feb. 28.
E-mail auditionforNOTA@gmail.com for more details.
The event features performances from several local groups, as well as Health Science Center students and faculty. It will be held in the UT Health Science Center Holly Auditorium, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive.
Tickets can be purchased in advance at http://srfcnota.eventbrite.com.
Up-to-date details about the event and about making donations can be found at http://www.utmedsa.net/nota.
Eva Galvan, MS-2
Effective February 27, 2013, Micromedex will change URLs. Anyone that has Micromedex bookmarked on their computer will have to update the URL to http://www.micromedexsolutions.com.libproxy.uthscsa.edu/micromedex2/librarian. This new URL is available now. Beginning in February, a web page will redirect those accessing the old address to the new address until June 2013.
Please contact the library at AskaLibrarian@uthscsa.edu or (210)567-2450 with any questions.
John Weed, Head of Collection Resources
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