The April issue of News from the Libraries is now available. For links to individual articles, see the table of contents below.
News from the Libraries
News From the Libraries – April 2016
Medicine in Poetry: History of Medicine Society – April 26
In celebration of National Poetry Month and in collaboration with the publication of this year’s issue of Connective Tissue, the History of Medicine Society will host its annual Medicine in Poetry night on Tuesday, April 26 at 6:00 pm in the Howe Conference Room on the 5th floor of the Briscoe Library. Poets and fans of poetry, including UTHSCSA faculty, students, staff, and affiliates, will share readings of original and classic poems related to the health sciences.
Membership in the History of Medicine Society is free, and meetings are open to the public. Light refreshments will be served!
For more information on the History of Medicine Society, contact Lisa Matye Finnie, Special Collections Librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 210-567-2406.
Highlights in the History of the Army Nurse Corps
Lark A. Ford, PhD, RN will present Highlights in the History of the Army Nurse Corps on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 12 Noon in the Howe Conference Room on the 5th floor of the Library. Dr. Ford will discuss key memorials to nursing from 1902 through 2000, the first century of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps.
This lecture is being held in conjunction with the National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit, Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Postcard Collection, which will be on display on the 3rd floor of the Dolph Briscoe Jr. Library from April 4, 2016 to May 15, 2016.
Dr. Lark Ford is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Restoration and Care Systems Management in the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio School of Nursing. She joined the nursing faculty in 2006 following 33 years of military service in the United States Army Nurse Corps, retiring at the rank of Colonel. Lark has earned a BSN in Nursing from the University of Maryland at Baltimore, an MSN in Nursing Administration from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia, and an MA and a PhD from the School of Human and Organization Development at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California.
This event is free and open to everyone. Please, bring your lunch and join us for dessert!
For more information, contact Lisa Matye Finnie, Special Collections Librarian, at email@example.com or 210-567-2406.
Featured New Books/E-books for April 2016
For a list of the newest titles at the Briscoe Library click here.
April 2016 Historical Book of the Month
In honor of Earth Day, this month’s chosen resource is Jacob Bigelow’s American Medical Botany, a 3-volume set published between 1817 and 1820 and one of the first titles published in the United States containing colored plant illustrations.
Sixty beautiful colored plates were produced using a special process invented by Bigelow himself. Each entry includes a plant’s botanical history, chemical examination, medicinal uses, and dissections of the flower and fruit from the plant.
For more information on the collections of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library, contact Lisa Matye Finnie, Special Collections Librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 210-567-2406.
Announcing: Community Discussions in Social Justice: Black Man in a White Coat
The Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics and the Briscoe Library have chosen Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine by Damon Tweedy, MD, JD as the basis for a Community Discussions in Social Justice Project. Dr. Tweedy will present the Frank Bryant Jr, MD Memorial Lecture in Medical Ethics on April 19, 2016 at 12 noon in the Holly Auditorium at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, followed by a reception and book-signing at 1:00 pm.
The Library will support book discussion groups and community dialogue leading up to Dr. Tweedy’s visit to campus. For more information, visit the Community Discussions in Social Justice website.
Community Discussions in Social Justice is a project of The Libraries and the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics. This program was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
News From the Libraries – March 2016
The March issue of News from the Libraries is now available. For links to individual articles, see the table of contents below.
Dr. Victoria Sweet to Speak March 17
This year’s One Community One Book author Victoria Sweet, MD, PhD will be on campus March 17 to present the Ewing Halsell Distinguished Lecture. A reception will be held at 5:30 pm in the Holly Auditorium lobby, followed by her presentation in the auditorium at 6:00 pm.
Dr. Sweet is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. Following her MD from the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Dr. Sweet earned an MA and a PhD in the History of the Health Sciences from the University of California, San Francisco. Her research focuses on 12th-century German abbess, composer, theologian, and medical practitioner Hildegard von Bingen.
In her book, God’s Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine, the author weaves stories of her experiences caring for patients at Laguna Honda Hospital in San Francisco, the last almshouse in the country, with her studies of medieval medical practice. In the process, Dr. Sweet comes to appreciate the importance of slow medicine and the efficiency of inefficiency.
Register for this event at https://www.texashumanities.org/.
For more information on One Community One Book, contact Lisa Matye Finnie, Special Collections Librarian, at email@example.com or 210-567-2406.
S.T.E.A.M Night at Hoffman Elementary
Andrea N. Schorr, Metadata and Collection Management Librarian at the UT Health Science Center Briscoe Library, provided an exhibit for Hoffman Elementary students and their parents at the first annual S.T.E.A.M Night (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) on February 3rd. The event allowed students to explore future careers and new ideas about innovations and technology. Each student visiting the exhibit table was given a sticker saying “Future Health Science Librarian” prompting one little boy to ask, “Can boys be librarians?”
On display at the Briscoe Library exhibit were resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) including TOXinvaders, a new mobile game about chemistry, the environment, and health; and ToxMystery, created by the NLM to help children from 7-11 years old learn about household chemical hazards. Students also had a chance to see and handle objects produced by the new Briscoe Library 3-D printer.
As a Resource Library with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), the UT Health Science Center Briscoe Library provides a variety of services to individuals and groups throughout South Texas including:
• Exhibits at health fairs and other health-related events like school science fairs
• Presentations for health consumers (including students and parents), area health professionals, and librarians, etc.
• Instruction on finding and evaluating reliable health information, with a focus on resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
• Support for area organizations in identifying funding opportunities from the NN/LM or NLM and the preparation of proposals
To schedule an event or to request assistance with an outreach activity or project, contact the Briscoe Library’s Head of Outreach Services, Peg Seger.
History of Medicine Society: 18th Century M&M Conference
Shirley Nah, MS II, Charleen Moore, PhD, and Philip T. Valente, MD will present Morbidity & Mortality and Morgagni at the March 2016 History of Medicine Society meeting. Giovanni Morgagni systematically indexed almost 700 postmortem examinations correlating the autopsy findings with the patient’s symptoms.
The P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library will have on display two editions of his monumental work:
- De Sedibus, et Causis Morborum per Anatomen Indagatis Libri Quinque
- 2nd edition
- Published in Padua in 1765
- The Seats and Causes of Diseases Investigated by Anatomy: In Five Books
- 1st English edition
- Published in London in 1769
March 23, 2016
Howe Conference Room (5th floor)
Membership in the History of Medicine Society is free, and meetings are open to the public. Light refreshments (including M&Ms) will be served!
For more information on the History of Medicine Society or the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library, contact Lisa Matye Finnie, Special Collections Librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 567-2406.