News from the Libraries

News from the Libraries

April 2016 Historical Book of the Month

Image of blackberry from American Medical Botany

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

Announcing: Community Discussions in Social Justice: Black Man in a White Coat

Cover of Book: 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 17Photograph of Dr. Victoria Sweet

S.T.E.A.M. Night at Hoffman Elementary

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

Historical Anatomy Books on Display April 12

What’s New in ClinicalKey?

Featured New Books

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Dr. Victoria Sweet to Speak March 17

Photograph of Dr. Victoria Sweet

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

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

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