News from the Libraries

News from the Libraries

History of Medicine Society: 18th Century M&M Conference

Image of Giovanni Morgagni

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

When
March 23, 2016
6:00 PM

Where
Briscoe Library
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 finnie@uthscsa.edu or 567-2406.

Historical Anatomy Books on Display April 12

Illustration of Body Muscles

The P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library will be holding an exhibit of rare and historical anatomical texts on April 12 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the Nixon Reading Room and the Howe Conference Room on the 5th floor of the Briscoe Library. View a 1st edition of De Humani Corporis Fabrica Libri Septem by Andreas Vesalius published in 1543 and a 1481 edition of De Medicina by Aulus Cornelius Celsus, the Nixon Library’s oldest book. The display is open to the general public, and all are welcome to come see these treasures up close.

For more information on the collections of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library or to arrange a book display or tour, contact Lisa Matye Finnie, Special Collections Librarian, at finnie@uthscsa.edu or 210-567-2406.

What’s New in ClinicalKey?

clinicalkey imageis a database which contains a wealth of medical and surgical information. Content includes over 1,100 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.

For a list of the newest ClinicalKey titles click here.

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

*Must register for personal account to view PDFs.

Featured New Books/E-books March 2016

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For a list of the newest titles at the Briscoe Library click here.

 

Purchase suggestions?
Complete the online Purchase Suggestion Form or contact Andrea N. Schorr, Metadata & Collection Management Librarian.

 

 

News From the Libraries – February 2016

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

Owen Ellard, Senior Director of Libraries

Dentists Gone Bad! History of Medicine Society

New E-book Collections

One Community One Book – Discussion Groups

Featured New Books

See all past issues of News From the Libraries

Owen Ellard, Senior Director of Libraries

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Owen Ellard as Senior Director of Libraries at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio effective February 1, 2016.Owen Ellard, Senior Director of Libraries

Mr. Ellard has most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer of the Texas Medical Center Library in Houston. Prior to his appointment at the TMC Library, he held directorships at the Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center at The University of New Mexico, Skeen Library at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, and Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA. He has previously worked in San Antonio at the Sueltenfuss Library of Our Lady of the Lake University. Mr. Ellard brings to the Health Science Center at San Antonio tremendous depth of experience in librarianship, including expertise at the interface of libraries and information technology. He holds degrees from the University of Manchester, the University of South Florida, and Pennsylvania State University, and he has been a participant in the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s leadership development program and the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Group on Information Resources (GIR) Leadership Institute.

He takes over this role from Rajia Tobia who retired in January 2016. Please join us in congratulating Mr. Ellard on his appointment. Below is his contact information.

Owen Ellard, MLIS, MA
Senior Director of Libraries
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Drive, MSC 7940
San Antonio, Texas 78229-3900
Phone: 210.567.2413
E-mail: ellard@uthscsa.edu

Dentists Gone Bad! History of Medicine Society: February 24

Just when you thought it was safe to go to the dentist…

Photograph of Cecil the Lion

Irene Bober-Moken, DMD, MPH will present Dentists Gone Bad at the February 24 History of Medicine Society Meeting at 6 PM in the Library Classrooms 2.019/2.027/2.029 on the 2nd Floor of the Library.

Learn about dentist Larry Lavin, the King of Coke, and Colin Howell, the murderer of both his wife and his former lover’s husband. Who could forget dentist Walter Palmer, the hunter of Cecil the Lion? Join us for these fascinating stories and more!

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 finnie@uthscsa.edu or 210-567-2406.

 

 

 

New E-book Collections

The UT Health Science Center Libraries now have access to four new e-book collections.

ACS
The American Chemical Society e-book collection
Includes access to ACS Symposium Series 1974-2011 and Advances in Chemistry 1950-1998
Purchased through the University of Texas System using Academic Library Collection Enhancement funding.
Access: database page and library catalog

IOP
Institute of Physics e-book collection
Includes access to titles between 2013-2015.
Purchased through the University of Texas System using Academic Library Collection Enhancement funding.
Access: database page and library catalog

ASM
American Society for Microbiology e-book collection
Includes access to titles between 1993-2015
Purchased through the University of Texas System using Academic Library Collection Enhancement funding.
Access: database page and library catalog

cp
Current Protocols in Molecular Biology e-book collection
Includes access from 1987 to the present.
Access: database page and library catalog

One Community One Book: Find a Discussion Group

Cover Photograph of God's Hotel by Victoria Sweet

The Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics and the Libraries of the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio have chosen God’s Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine by Victoria Sweet, MD, PhD as a 2016 One Community One Book selection. Dr. Sweet will present The Ewing Halsell Distinguished Lecture in the Holly Auditorium on the Long Campus of the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio on the evening of Thursday, March 17, 2016. A reception will be held at 5:30 pm with the author’s presentation at 6:00 pm and a book signing to follow at 7:00 pm.

Conversation is the heart of One Community One Book. Book discussions will be held throughout February and March, leading up to Dr. Victoria Sweet’s visit to campus. To find a book discussion group or to register your discussion group, visit the One Community One Book 2016: Join the Conversation site.

The Library is also partnering with the Garden & Health Interest Group and the Discussions in Medical Ethics Group to host a book discussion in the Healing Garden on March 1 at 5:30 pm. More information is available here.

For more information on One Community One Book, contact Lisa Matye Finnie, Special Collections Librarian, at finnie@uthscsa.edu or 210-567-2406.