News from the Libraries

News from the Libraries

National Library Week

Get Involved – You @ The Libraries

Share a photo of how you use the library!

Snap a picture of you and your activities in any UT Health Science Center Library location, share it on Facebook by April 16, and tag us ‘@The Libraries of UT Health Science Center San Antonio’ in the picture.  Visit the The Libraries on Facebook for complete details!

If you aren’t on Facebook and want to participate, email your picture to AskaLibrarian@uthscsa.edu and we’ll put it online.

New to the shelves of the Briscoe Library

Other New Books

Antibiotics : the perfect storm / David M. Shlaes. Dordrecht. QV 350 S558a 2010

The successful match : 200 rules to succeed in the residency match / Rajani Katta, Samir P. Desai. W 20 K19s 2009

Andrea N. Schorr
Cataloging and Acquisitions Librarian

News from the Libraries – March 2011

March 2011

In the news this month:

Books from the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library now viewable on The Portal to Texas History

Upcoming Webinar: Copyright at Work

Dana Whitmire receives professional development award

Spring Lecture series focuses on infectious disease discovery and epidemiology

Featured Resource: Images from the History of Medicine

Pew Internet and American Life Project releases Health Topics report

Library Classes for March and April

Featured Resource: Journal Citation Reports

New Skill Kit from the National Library of Medicine: Searching for phrases in PubMed

A printable pdf of the newsletter is also available.

Image: Major Henry Franklin Hoyt, the author of an autobiography, A Frontier Doctor, published in 1929.

Books from the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library now viewable online at The Portal to Texas History

From Queer, Quaint Old San Antonio: Its Climate in Throat and Lung Diseases (1895): Views of San Pedro Springs and San Pedro Park.

A dozen books on Texas and medical history from the collection of the P.I .Nixon Medical Historical Library are now available as ebooks through the Portal to Texas History, an Internet gateway created and maintained by the University of North Texas.  In 2008, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) identified the Portal to Texas History as one of the best online resources for education in the humanities.  The Libraries’ contributions to the Portal to Texas History were made possible by a “Rescuing Texas History” mini-grant awarded to Anne Comeaux, Assistant Library Director for Special Collections. The books include:

Texas Nature Observations and Reminiscenses (1913) by Dr. Rudolph Menger, complete with many of Menger’s own photographs and photo-micrographs of native animal and insect life

San Antonio de Bexar: A Guide and History (1890) by William Corner, including a historical sketch of the city written by Sidney Lanier

An Account of the Early History of Surgery in Texas (1932) by Albert O. Singleton, originally presented as a presidential address to the Texas Surgical Society

Queer, Quaint Old San Antonio: Its Climate in Throat and Lung Diseases (1895) by C. E. Fisher, an illustrated “medical tourism” guide extolling the virtues of San Antonio’s climate, lifestyle and amusements for respiratory disease sufferers

A Frontier Doctor (1929), an autobiography by Henry Franklin Holt, a pioneer who was the first physician to practice medicine in the Texas Panhandle

A Treatise on the Eclectic Southern Practice of Medicine (1854) by J. Cam. Massie, a 720-page reference text on the theory and practice of medicine

Texas Surgeon, An Autobiography (1958) by Donald Taylor Atkinson, who practiced medicine in rural Texas and the Oklahoma Indian country before moving to Dallas and San Antonio

The Menace: An Exposition of Quackery Nostrum Exploitation and Reminiscences of a Country Doctor (1914) by Charles Dixon, about the work of ridding Bexar County of quacks and nostrum exploiters

Notes on the Newer Remedies (2nd edition, 1894) by David Cerna, a pharmacological reference text including physical characteristics, therapeutic applications and dosages for various synthetic and natural drugs

Luke Rosenberger
Director of Library Technology and Historical Collections

Webinar: Copyright at Work

Library Collaboratory, LIB 4.074

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

If you’ve ever been puzzled by copyright questions, don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the copyright experts and to expand your respect for intellectual property. Not only will you get answers to your copyright questions but you’ll also learn how to minimize your exposure to illegal content use. This session,  produced by the Copyright Clearance Center, features:

  • The basics of copyright law
  • What is and is not copyright-protected
  • Fair use — what it is and how it works
  • When copyright permission is needed, for both photocopies and electronic content
  • How to obtain copyright permission and much more

For more information, contact Katie Prentice, Head of Education and Information Services, at 210-567-6606 or email prenticek@uthscsa.edu.

Dana Whitmire receives professional development award from North American Serials Group

Dana Whitmire, Electronic Resources/Serials Librarian, has been awarded a Horizon Award to attend the 2011 North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) meeting to be held in St. Louis, MO, June 2-5, 2011.  NASIG is an independent organization that promotes communication, information, and continuing education about serials and the broader issues of scholarly communication.

The Horizon Award is given to promising new serials professionals.  It covers the cost of conference registration, three nights lodging, and travel within North America.  Recipients of the award are also invited to serve on a NASIG committee.

Rajia Tobia
Executive Director of Libraries

Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library: Spring lecture series focuses on infectious disease discovery and epidemiology

U.S. Public Health Service Poster- Syphilis

U.S. Public Health Service poster: Images from the History of Medicine database, National Library of Medicine

The Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library and the Briscoe Library launched a spring lecture series in February featuring Dr. Gregory Anstead of the School of Medicine speaking on the topic, Beyond Bugs and Drugs: Infectious Disease Discovery and Epidemiology.  The second installment in the series, focusing on Syphilis, will take place at noon on Thursday, March 24 in the Howe Conference Room, on the 5th floor of the Briscoe Library.

Dr. Anstead, whose interests include clinical trials of new antiretroviral and antifungal drugs and the historical epidemiology of infectious diseases, is director of the Immuno- suppression and Infectious Diseases clinics of the South Texas Veterans Healthcare System.

As always, the event is free and open to everyone.  Please bring your lunch and join us!

The series will continue in April and May with talks on Hantavirus (April 28) and HIV in America (May 26).

For more information about the spring lecture series, contact Pennie Borchers, Special Collections Librarian, at borchers@uthscsa.edu.