News from the Libraries

News from the Libraries

Exhibition celebrates Black History Month at the Briscoe Library

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Black History Month, originally established in 1926 as Negro History Week, was observed annually in the second week of February. The intent was to highlight people and events in African American history in order to ensure the physical and intellectual survival of the race. The observance was officially expanded in 1976 to a month-long recognition of accomplishments of African Americans.

In February, the Briscoe Library will host a traveling exhibition entitled Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons. This exhibition, on loan from the National Library of Medicine, celebrates the achievements of early black physicians, healers, midwives and “root doctors”—traditional healers who used herbs, roots, potions and spells. These pioneers of medicine paved the way for future health care providers and opened doors to better health care for the African American community.

The collection features six panels that describe the challenges faced by African Americans seeking a medical education in the late 19th and early 20th centuries; the history of historically black institutions that trained physicians and nurses; achievements and contributions of four contemporary surgeons and educators; and several notable surgeons. The exhibition will be located on the 3rd floor of the library and will run from February 9 to March 29, 2015. For more information on library exhibits, contact Jonquil Feldman at 210-567-2428 or feldman@uthscsa.edu.

Art Exhibit on Loan at the Briscoe Library

BravermanSheldon P. Braverman, M.D., a practicing ophthalmologist in San Antonio has loaned five paintings to be displayed in the lobby of the Briscoe Library during February in honor of Black History Month. Three oil paintings are part of a collection of work by Dr. Braverman. The subjects he selects are often taken from photographs that he finds provocative. Two of the paintings were inspired from photos in the Family of Man exhibit which was originally shown at The Museum of Modern Art in 1955. Although quite somber, they are thought provoking. The third oil painting is from a jazz record cover illustrating the funeral tradition in New Orleans of the joyous return from the burial. Dr. Braverman invites the viewer to create his own narrative as to the life situation depicted in the paintings and hopes they stimulate and provide food for thought.

Two additional paintings are signed watercolors by New Orleans artists, also from Dr. Braverman’s personal art collection. These colorful paintings featuring black jazz musicians are so vivid, one can almost hear the strains of the music.

Dr. Braverman served as a clinical professor, Department of Ophthalmology at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio from the early 1970’s until 2010. He took up the hobby of painting as a teenager and completed his last painting 1 month ago.

References:

Museum of Modern Art, New York. The Family of Man: The greatest photographic exhibition of all time—503 pictures from 68 countries—created by Edward Steichen for the Museum of Modern Art. New York, Maco Magazine Corporation, 1955.

Steichen, Edward (2003) [1955]. The Family of Man. New York: The Museum of Modern Art.

Jonquil Feldman
Director, Briscoe Library and Outreach Services
feldman@uthscsa.edu

 

Students Asked, We Responded!

Students at the UT Health Science Center have never been shy about letting us know what they need to improve their experiences in the library. When possible, we do our best to “make it so!”

More Whiteboards!

WhiteboardEvery group study room has a whiteboard. The study rooms on the 5th floor have whiteboards that cover two-thirds of one wall, providing a large writing area. Often, we find them covered with equations or diagrams that are so impressive that our staff are reluctant to wipe them down. Since the number of group study rooms is limited, students asked for portable whiteboards that they can use in the open seating areas. After consulting with members of the Student Government Association, we have purchased large rolling whiteboards for the 3rd and 5th floors.

Erasers are magnetically attached to the boards and students can help themselves to markers from the bucket that resides at the Circulation Desk. We just ask that students return the markers so others can use them.bucket-markers

Study Room Reservation Schedules

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When we migrated to a self-service group study room reservation system, the response was overwhelmingly positive. Students were able to log in and reserve rooms for up to 4 hours at a time without having to call or stop at a service desk to request a reservation. However, everyone did not honor the reservations and we often received complaints that people were occupying rooms that had been reserved by other groups. We investigated ways to make it easier to find non-reserved rooms and then reserve them on the spot using a mobile device. This screen, located across from the entrance on the 3rd floor, shows up-to-the-minute availability and provides a scan code for quick access to the reservation system.

These improvements are a collaborative effort between staff from the Library Services, Administration and Library Technology divisions. We look forward to receiving suggestions for ways to assist in the success of our students.

Jonquil Feldman
Director, Library and Outreach Services
feldman@uthscsa.edu

New Research Methods Database

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Need help designing and executing a research project?  Check out SAGE Research Methods (SRM) a new library database that covers all aspects of the research process, from developing a research question to defining results. Within this database are numerous e-books and select e-journal articles that focus on research design and development. Coverage includes the full range of methods used in the behavioral sciences, as well as many commonly used in science, technology, and medicine.

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SAGE Research Methods is appropriate for anyone investigating, designing, supervising, or teaching research methods.

Access SRM through the library’s catalog and database page.  SRM is pfovided through the UT System Digital Library for use by all UT institutions.

History of the Mental Health Prosumer Movement

At the February 11th History of Medicine Society mLogo of Prosumers Interrnational showing a drawing of a bamboo shoot and the words Prosumers and Living Dreamseeting, Janet Paleo and Anna Gray from Prosumers International will present the history of the mental health Prosumer movement and how it is working to help those suffering from mental issues recover.

What is a Prosumer?  According to the Prosumers International website, a Prosumer is a person who is PROactive in their recovery and PROvides back to the community.  The mission of mental health Prosumers is to empower all people to know recovery from mental issues is possible and that they can live powerful, fulfilled lives on their terms.

Prosumers realize they have control over their lives by realizing they have choices in all things. They realize they have resources to call upon for help, then they try to do something meaningful to make a difference in someone else’s life, gaining a sense of well-being in the process. Attending Prosumer group meetings helps in this process.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Time: 6:00 pm

Date: Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Where: Howe Conference Room, 5th floor of the Briscoe Library building.

For more information, contact Anne Comeaux, comeaux@uthscsa.edu, 210-567-2428

The Father of Ophthalmology

George Bartisch, a German physician, was born in 1535 in Königsbrück, a village near Dresden, Germany. He could not afford medical school, so apprenticed at the age of 13 to a barber surgeon in Dresden. This was followed by two additional apprenticeships to an oculist and a lithotomist. He acquired medical experience and became a successful wound surgeon, lithotomist, oculist and teacher of surgical anatomy. Bartisch became well known and eventually was appointed court oculist for Duke Augustus I of Saxony, settling in Dresden.

Bartisch is called the Father of Ophthalmology because he was the earliest person to write an ophthalmologic text-book in the German language and the first in history to totally remove an eye from a living human subject. In 1583 he published Ophthalmodouleia, both the first systematic work on ocular disease and ophthalmic surgery as well as the first ophthalmic atlas with its 92 full page woodcuts, many of which Bartisch drew himself. Some of the illustrations had flaps that could be lifted to provide a dissection layer by layer. They illustrate ocular diseases, surgical methods, and instruments. The explanations of each disease in this work are followed by a discussion of herbal remedies and prescriptions and surgical options for treatment.

The P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library, located on the 5th floor of the Briscoe Library owns the first edition of Ophthalmodouleia. More information on George Bartisch may be found in the Treasures of the P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library blog.

To visit the Nixon Library, contact Anne Comeaux, Assistant Director for Special Collections, at comeaux@uthscsa.edu or 210-567-2428, or Mellisa DeThorne, Archival Assistant, at dethorne@uthscsa.edu or 210-567-2470.

Sources:

Book review by Mark J. Mannis of Ophthalmodouleia, That is the Service of the Eye, 1996 English translation by Donal Blanchard, MD. American Journal of Ophthalmology 1997, 123:146-147. http://www.history-ophthalmology.com/BartischREVIEW.html

“Georg Bartisch’s Ophthalmodouleia.” The College of Optometrist webpage at http://www.college-optometrists.org/en/college/museyeum/collections/rare_historical_books_collection/Bartisch.cfm

Shastid,, Thomas Hall. George Bartisch,” The American Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Ophthalmology, Volume 2, pp. 888-895. Chicago: Cleveland Press, 1913.

Images:

Images courtesy History of Science Collections, University of Oklahoma Libraries.

Featured New Books for February 2015

Case files. Anatomy / Eugene C. Toy, Lawrence M. Ross, Han Zhang, Cristo Papasakelariou.
New York : McGraw-Hill Education Medical, c2015.
QS 18.2 C337 2015. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Case files anatomy

Cases in medical microbiology and infectious diseases, 4th ed. / by Peter H. Gilligan,
Daniel S. Shapiro, and Melissa B. Miller.; Washington, D.C. : ASM Press, c2014.
WC 100 G481c 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Cases in medical microbiology and infectious diseases

Community as partner : theory and practice in nursing, 7th ed. / Elizabeth T. Anderson and Judith McFarlane.
Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer, c2015.
WY 106 C732 2015. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Community as partner : theory and practice in nursing 7th ed.

Evidence-based physical therapy for the pelvic floor [electronic resource] : bridging science and
clinical practice, 2nd ed. edited by Kari B, Bary Berghmans, Siv Morkved and Marijke Van Kampen.
Edinburgh : Churchill Livingstone, 2015.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Evidence-based physical therapy for the pelvic floor, 2nd ed.

Evidence-based practice in nursing & healthcare : a guide to best practice, 3rd ed.
Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, Ellen Fineout-Overholt; Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health, c2015.
WY 100.7 M527e 2015. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Evidence-based practice in nursing and healthcare, 3rd ed.

Functional atlas of the human fascial system [electronic resource] / Carla Stecco MD ;
English language editor: Warren Hammer ; forewords by Andry Vleeming, Raffaele De Caro.
Edinburgh : Churchill Livingstone, 2015.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Functional atlas of the human fascial system

Genetics for health professionals in cancer care : from principles to practice
edited by Chris Jacobs, Patricia Webb, Lorraine Robinson ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
QZ 202 G3287 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Genetics for health professionals in cancer care

Guidelines for perioperative practice [electronic resource], 2015 ed. / Association of periOperative
Registered Nurses ;clinical editor, Ramona Conner.
Denver, Colo. : AORN, c2015.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Guidelines for perioperative  practice 2015

Magnetic resonance imaging : physical and biological principles, 4th ed. / Stewart Carlyle Bushong,
Geoffrey Clarke; St. Louis, Missouri : Elsevier Mosby, c2015.
WN 185 B979m 2015. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Magnetic resonance imaging: physical and biological principles, 4th ed.

Making space : how the brain knows where things are / Jennifer M. Groh.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014.
WW 105 G874 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Making space: how the brain knows where things are

Mini dental implants [electronic resource] : principles and practice / Victor I. Sendax.
St. Louis, Mo. : Elsevier/Mosby, c2013.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Mini dental implants

Multiple sclerosis and related disorders : clinical guide to diagnosis, medical management,
and rehabilitation; Alexander D. Rae-Grant, Robert J. Fox, Francois Bethoux, editors.
New York, N.Y. : Demos Medical, c2013.
WL 360 M9593 2013. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Multiple sclerosis and related disorders

Rehabilitation for the postsurgical orthopedic patient [electronic resource], 3rd ed.
[edited by] Lisa Maxey, Jim Magnusson.
St. Louis, Mo. : Elsevier/Mosby, 2013.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Rehabilitation for the postsurgical orthopedic patient, 3rd ed.

Surgical recall, 7th ed. / Recall series editor and senior editor, Lorne H. Blackbourne.
Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer, c2015.
WO 18.2 S9618 2015. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Surgical recall, 7th ed.

Techniques and methodological approaches in breast cancer research / Jose Russo, Irma H. Russo.
New York : Springer, c2014.
WP 870 R9693t 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Techniques and methodological approaches in breast cancer research

Happy New Year From the Library Staff

The staff of the UT Health Science Center Libraries wish you a happy, healthy and productive New Year!

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News From the Libraries – January 2015

The January issue of News from the Libraries is now available.  For links to individual articles, see the table of contents below.

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Happy New Year!

What’s New in ClinicalKey?

History of Medicine Trivia Night

Did you know?  Interlibrary Loan

Being Mortal—Book Review

New Leisure Books

Featured New Books

See all past issues of News From the Libraries

 

What’s new in ClincalKey?

clinicalkey imageis a database which contains a wealth of medical and surgical information. Content includes over 1,000 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.

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

Here’s what’s new:

Atlas of interventional pain management, 4th ed. (2015).

Atlas of Interventional Pain Management, 4th ed.

Atlas of pelvic anatomy and gynecologic surgery, 3rd ed. (2011).

Atlas of pelvic anatomy and gynecologic surgery

Catheter ablation of cardiac arrhythmias, 3rd ed. (2015).

Catheter ablation of cardiac arrhythmias

Diabetes in cardiovascular disease : a companion to Braunwald’s heart disease (2015).

Diabetes in cardiovascular disease

Differential diagnosis in surgical pathology, 3rd ed. (2015).

Differential diagnosis in surgical pathology

Fanaroff and Martin’s neonatal-perinatal medicine : diseases of the fetus and infant, 10th ed. (2015).

Fanaraoff and Martin's neonatal-perinatal medicine, 10th ed.

Felson’s principles of chest roentgenology  : a programmed text, 4th ed. (2015).

Felson's principles of chest roentology 4th ed.

Miller’s anesthesia, 8th ed. (2015)

Miller's anesthesia 8th ed.

Orthopedic secrets, 4th ed. (2015)

Orthopedic secrets 4th ed.

Problem solving in emergency radiology (2015)

Problem solving in emergency radiology

Total knee arthroplasty, 2nd ed. (2015)

Total knee arthroscopy 2nd ed.

Twining’s textbook of fetal abnormalities, 3rd ed. (2015)

Twining's textbook of fetal abnormalities 3rd ed.