News from the Libraries

News from the Libraries

Featured New Books for May 2015

The Brewsters : an interactive adventure in ethics for the health professions, 2nd ed. /
editors, Jeffrey P. Spike, Thomas R. Cole, Richard Buday. Houston, Tex. : Archimage Inc., c2011.
WB 60 B848 2011. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

The Brewsters: an interactive adventure in ethics for the health professions

The color atlas of internal medicine / editors, Richard P. Usatine, Gary Ferenchick, E.J. Mayeaux Jr.,
Mindy A. Smith, Heidi S. Chumley. New York : McGraw-Hill Education Medical, 2015.
WB 17 C7195 2015. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Color atlas of internal medicine

Cutaneous cryosurgery : principles and clinical practice, 4th ed. / Richard P. Usatine.
Boca Raton : CRC Press, 2015.
WR 650 D269c 2015. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record Print/Electronic

Cutaneous Cryosurgery: principles and clinical practice

Dietary sugars and health  [electronic resource] / edited by Michael I. Goran, Luc Tappy, and Kim-Anne Lé.
Boca Raton : CRC Press, 2015.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Dietary sugars and health

Egan’s fundamentals of respiratory care, 10th ed. / [edited by] Robert M. Kacmarek, James K. Stoller,
Albert J. Heuer. St. Louis, Mo. : Elsevier/Mosby, c2013.
WF 145 E28 2013. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Egan's fundamentals of  respiratory care, 10th ed.

Evidence-based dermatology, 3rd ed. [electronic resource] / edited by Hywel C. Williams.
Chichester, West Sussex, UK ; Hoboken, NJ : BMJ Books/John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Evidence-based dermatology, 3rd ed.

Inviting everyone : healing healthcare through positive deviance / Arvind Singhal, Prucia Buscell,
Curt Lindberg. Bordentown, N. J. : PlexusPress, c2010.
WA 525 S617i 2010. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Inviting everyone: healing healthcare through positive deviance

Mosby’s respiratory care equipment, 9th ed. / J.M. Cairo.
St. Louis, Mo. : Elsevier, c2014.
WF 26 C136m 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Mosby's respiratory care equipment, 9th ed.

Ruppel’s manual of pulmonary function testing, 10th ed. / Carl Mottram.
Maryland Heights, Mo. : Elsevier/Mosby, c2013.
WB 284 R946m 2013. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Ruppel's manual of pulmonary function testing, 10th ed.

Statistical methods in psychiatry research and SPSS  [electronic resource] / M. Venkataswamy Reddy, PhD.
Waretown, NJ : Apple Academic Press, Inc. ; Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, 2015.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Statistical methods in psychiatry research and SPSS

Textbook of palliative medicine, 2nd ed.  [electronic resource] / edited by Eduardo Bruera, Irene Higginson,
Charles F von Gunten, Tatsuya Morita. Boca Raton : CRC Press, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Textbook of palliative medicine, 2nd ed.

Umiker’s management skills for the new health care supervisor, 6th ed. / Charles R. McConnell.
Burlington, Mass. : Jones & Bartlett Learning, c2014.
WX 155 M479u 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Umiker's management skills for the new health care supervisor, 6th ed.

USMLE step 2 secrets, 4th ed. / Theodore X. O’Connell.
Philadelphia, Pa. : Elsevier/Saunders, 2014.
WB 18.2  B863u 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

USMLE step 2 secrets, 4th ed.

 

Purchase suggestions? Complete the online Purchase Suggestion Form or contact Andrea N. Schorr, Cataloging & Acquisitions Librarian.

 

News From the Libraries – April 2015

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

Image of Blackberry

Blackberry Image Courtesy of American Medical Botany, Volume II ©1818

Earth Day Display

Rare Book Display

Changes Coming to Library site

Librarians to Exhibit at Campus Events

History of Medicine in Poetry

Historical Bexar County Records online

Featured New Books

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Earth Day Display of Rare Herbal Books

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.  ~Marcus Tullius Cicero

In honor of Earth Day, the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library will display several rare herbal books from its collection. Stop by the Nixon Library on the 5th floor of the Briscoe Library between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22 to view these illustrated treasures.

 Image of Blackberry

 This display will include:

  • American Medical Botany, one of the first books published in the United States to contain colored plant illustrations
  • William Withering’s 1785 An Account of the Foxglove
  • An 1824 edition of Culpeper’s Complete Herbal
  • A reprint of the 1633 edition of Gerard’s General History of Plants

For more information on the P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library, contact Anne Comeaux, Assistant Director for Special Collections, 210-567-2428 or comeaux@uthscsa.edu.

Blackberry Image Courtesy of American Medical Botany, Volume II ©1818.

 

Rare Anatomical Books on Display April 8

Tables of the skeleton and muscles of the human body by Bernhard Siegfried Albinus

Tables of the skeleton and muscles of the human body by Bernhard Siegfried Albinus

The P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library will have a collection of rare anatomical books on display for the public on Wednesday, April 8 from 3:00 – 5:30 pm.  Tables of the skeleton and muscles of the human body by Bernhard Giegfried Albinus, De humani corporis fabrica libri septem by Andreas Vesalius,  and Albrecht Durer’s De symmetria partium in rectis formis humanorum corporum are just a few of the more than 20 books that will be shown.

For more information or to arrange tours of the Nixon Library call Anne Comeaux, Assistant Director for Special Collections, at 210-567-2428 or email comeaux@uthscsa.edu.

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Changes Coming to the Library’s Catalog in June

Over the next several months, library staff will be “migrating” the library’s catalog and integrated library system (ILS) to a new open source system. The library has maintained the same ILS since 1998. The ILS manages the life of a book, journal, database or other resource from the moment it is ordered until it is removed from the library’s collection. The ILS is also used to establish a database of library borrowers, to check out and renew print books and journals, and to manage fines.

The new ILS will be an open source system called Koha. Koha is a Maori word meaning gift or donation, somewhat in keeping with the concept of sharing that occurs in open source environments. Koha is used by thousands of libraries around the world, each adding features and functions to improve the capabilities of the system. The UT Health Science Center Library has contracted with Bywater Solutions to manage and host the library’s implementation of Koha.

In March, librarians transferred files to Bywater Solutions to begin the process of mapping records from the library’s current ILS to Koha. Library staff will receive intensive training on the new system in May, and the UT Health Science Center Library’s Koha implementation is set to go live on June 8, if all goes as planned.

What does all this mean for library users? In a nutshell, if you have used Amazon or other web based systems, the look and feel of Koha should seem familiar. The first time you check out a book after June 8, you will need to set up a new library borrower record because the database of library borrowers is not being transferred to Koha. This will allow library staff to clear out many old borrower records that are no longer in use. For library users with a UTHSCSA network domain username and password, access to the library’s electronic resources will not be affected. However, clinical faculty or other authorized library users who do not have a network login will need to register with the library and set a password on their account before resources can be accessed from off-campus.

Stay tuned for more information about Koha in the coming months. For questions about migrating to the new system, contact John Weed, Head of Collection Resources, weedj@uthscsa.edu.

Librarians to Exhibit at Two Campus Events

The UT Health Science Center Library will be represented at two campus events in April.

Fiesta of Education, April 9. The First Annual Fiesta of Education will be held on April 9 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. in the Holly Auditorium. The event is designed to feature how faculty are engaging students and innovating in the classroom. In addition, each department within Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs (AFSA) will host an exhibit table to feature the services they offer to the campus. Librarians will demonstrate services of particular interest to faculty and will be seeking comments about resources and services.

Earth Day, April 22. The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970 and has been observed on this date every year since. The Health Science Center will celebrate by hosting a Go Green Fair on April 22 from 11:000 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Starbuck’s/Subway area in the lecture hall building. Librarians will be demonstrating the National Library of Medicine’s Environmental Health and Toxicology databases. In addition, images of healing plants from historical texts held in the collection of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library will be on display.

History of Medicine in Poetry

Once again in honor of Poetry Month, the History of Medicine Society of the Friends of the P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library will be meeting in the Howe Conference Room on April 22, 2015, beginning at 6:00 pm, to discuss the history of medicine in poetry.  UTHSCSA faculty and students will be doing readings of selected poems and members and visitors can read their own original poems.

Take time from your work and study and come enjoy the readings and discussion.  Everyone is welcome!

 

Kindness First Known in a Hospital

Alexandra Hospital, East Clandon: a ward in which some children are in bed while others stand around a piano being played by a nurse. Photograph, 1913(?).

Alexandra Hospital, East Clandon. Approximately 1913.

The place seemed new and strange as death,
The white strait bed, with others strait and white,
Like graves dug side by side at measured lengths,
And quiet people walking in and out
With wonderful low voices and soft steps,
And apparitional equal care for each,
Astonished her with order, silence, law:
And when a gentle hand held out a cup,
She took it as you do a sacrament,
Half awed, half melted, – not being used, indeed,
To so much love as makes the form of love
And courtesy of manners.  Delicate drinks
And rare white bread, to which some dying eyes
Were turned in observation.  O my God,
How sick we must be ere we make men just!
I think it frets the saints in heaven to see
How many desolate creatures on the earth
Have learnt the simple dues of fellowship
And social comfort, in a hospital.

-Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

Published in  The Doctor’s Window: Poems by the Doctor, For the Doctor, and About the Doctor. Ina Russelle Warren, editor.  Buffalo, New York; Charles Wells Moulton, 1898.

For more information, contact Anne Comeaux, Assistant Director for Special Collections, at comeaux@uthscsa.edu or 210-567-2428.

Image: Courtesy of Wellcome Images, http://wellcomeimages.org/.  Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Historical Bexar County Medical Society Membership Records Available Online

Picture of John M. McIntosh, MD

John A. McIntosh, MD, specialist in nervous and mental diseases. Born Oct. 19, 1878, in Brownwood, Texas. Graduated from UT Galveston in 1903.

Last fall the Special Collections of the UT Health Science Center Library received a Rescuing Texas History Grant from the University of North Texas to fund digitization of applications and photographs of members of the Bexar County Medical Association born 1910 or earlier. Many of these records are a unique resource for historical and genealogical research as they provide the names of family members (spouses, children, parents, siblings) in addition to date and place of birth of members, education, training, and current and previous work experience.

The project has been completed, and the records can now be viewed in the History of Medicine collection of the Digital Archive.  They may also be browsed on the University of North Texas’s Portal to Texas History website.

Featured New Books for April 2015

Advanced topics in forensic DNA typing [electronic resource] : interpretation / John M. Butler.
Oxford : Academic Press, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Advanced topics in forensic DNA typing

Aging [electronic resource] : oxidative stress and dietary antioxidants / edited by Victor R. Preedy.
Oxford : Academic Press, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Aging: oxidative stress and dietary antioxidants

Applied dermatotoxicology  [electronic resource] : clinical aspects / Howard I. Maibach.
Waltham, Mass. : Academic Press Inc., c2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

appliedDermatotoxicology

The basics of digital privacy [electronic resource] : simple tools to protect your personal information
and your identity online / Denny Cherry ; technical editor, Thomas LaRock.
Waltham, Mass. : Syngress, c2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Basics of digital privacy

Bioinformatics for beginners [electronic resource] : genes, genomes, molecular evolution,
databases and analytical tools / by Supratim Choudhuri.
London : Academic Press, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Bioinformatics for beginners

Cancer theranostics  [electronic resource] / edited by Xiaoyuan Chen, Stephen Wong.
San Diego, Calif. : Elsevier, Academic Press, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Cancer Theranostics

Comprehensive clinical nephrology, 5th ed. [electronic resource] / [edited by] Richard J. Johnson,
John Feehally, Jurgen Floege. Philadelphia, Pa. : Elsevier/Saunders, 2015.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Comprehensive clinical nephrology 5th ed.

Critical care ultrasound [electronic resource] / Philip Lumb.
London : Elsevier Health Sciences, 2015.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Critical care ultrasound

Current understanding and treatment of gliomas / Jeffrey Raizer, Andrew Parsa, editors.
Cham : Springer, c2015.
QZ 380 C976 2015. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Current understanding and treatment of gliomas

Report on medical school faculty salaries 2013-2014 / Fan Zhang, Stefanie Wisniewski, [editors].
Washington, D.C. : Association of American Medical Colleges, c2015.
W 18 A849r 2013-2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Report on medical school faculty salaries 2013-2014

Tumors of the thyroid and parathyroid glands / by Juan Rosai [and 4 others].
Silver Spring, Maryland : American Registry of Pathology, 2014.
QZ 200 N277re Fasc. 21 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Tumors of the thyroid and parathyroid glands

Understanding value-based healthcare [electronic resource] / editors, Christopher Moriates,
Vineet Arora, Neel Shah. New York : McGraw-Hill, c2015.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Understanding value-based healthcare

 

Purchase suggestions? Complete the online Purchase Suggestion Form or contact Andrea N. Schorr, Cataloging & Acquisitions Librarian.

News From the Libraries – March 2015

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

Photograph of Lili Elbe.

Book Giveaway March 5-8

History of Medicine Society Lecture.  Sex Reassignment Surgery:  the Early Years

Women’s Health Month Exhibit

Historical Book of the Month

What’s New in ClinicalKey

Featured New Books

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