News from the Libraries

News from the Libraries

2016 Danny Jones History of the Health Sciences Student Essay Competition – Deadline Extended to October 10th

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The Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library welcome submissions for the 2016 essay competition in memory of Danny Jones, M.L.S., who served as Head of Special Collections at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Library and who was also a Past President of the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library. The essay can be on any topic related to the history of the health sciences, including medicine, dentistry, nursing, public health, or any other health science subject or profession.

The contest is open to current students in any of the schools of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, as well as affiliated interns, residents, and fellows. Unpublished essays in broad areas related to the history of the health sciences are eligible for submission. Previous essays not selected are also eligible for re-submission.

A prize of $500 will be awarded to the best essay as chosen by a panel of three judges. This prize will be presented at the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library Annual Dinner on November 2, 2016.

Word Limit

No more than 2500 words

Deadline

Extended to October 10, 2016

Format

Please send entries in PDF format to segerp@uthscsa.edu.

For more information, contact Peg Seger at segerp@uthscsa.edu or 210-567-6398.

Featured New Books/E-Books for September 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, Head of Resource Management.

 

 

August 2016 Historical Book of the Month

The August 2016 Historical Book of the Month highlights the oldest resource in the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library, De Medicina, published in Milan in 1481.

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Aulus Cornelius Celsus was a first-century Roman historian who compiled this set of treatises as a home health reference for wealthy Patrician families. It includes principles of good surgery, dental practices, proper diet, and herbal remedies. De Medicina was rediscovered in the late Middle Ages and chosen as one of the first medical texts to be set in type.

For more information on the collections of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library, contact Andrea Schorr, Head of Collection Resources, at schorr@uthscsa.edu or 210-567-2403.

New Hours for AskALibrarian Services – August 2016

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July 2016 Historical Book of the Month

Skeleton image from Osteographia by Cheselden

This month’s featured historical treasure is Osteographia, or The Anatomy of the Bones by William Cheselden. Published in London in 1753, this exquisite volume includes depictions of human and animal skeletons in interesting vignettes and in lifelike poses. His artists, Gerard van der Gucht and Jacob Schijnvoet, were the first to use the camera obscura to create more accurate engravings for book illustration.

For more information on the collections of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library, contact Andrea Schorr, Head of Collection Resources, at schorr@uthscsa.edu or 210-567-2403.

June 2016 Historical Book of the Month

Image scanned from Charles Bell's Illustrations of the Great Operations of Surgery

The June 2016 Historical Book of the Month features the artistic masterpiece, Illustrations of the Great Operations  of Surgery: Trepan, Hernia, Amputation, Aneurism, and Lithotomy by Charles Bell published in London in 1821. Sir Charles Bell was a Scottish surgeon, neurologist, and anatomist and namesake of such structures and phenomena as Bell’s Nerve, Bell’s Palsy, and Bell’s Spasm. This classic work in the history of surgery includes 20 engraved plates of Charles Bell’s own drawings of operations he performed over the course of 20 years.

For more information on the collections of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library, contact Andrea Schorr, Head of Collection Resources, at schorr@uthscsa.edu or 210-567-2403.

New Leisure Books – May 2016

Need a break? Check out the latest titles in the Leisure collection.

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The Leisure collection is located on the main floor of the Briscoe Library in the seating area across from the Circulation desk. This collection is funded through library donations.

For a complete list of all titles in the Leisure collection click here.

 

Featured New Books/E-books for May 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 – May 2016

The May issue of News from the Libraries is now available.  For links to individual articles, see the table of contents below.History of Anatomy Class Views Hooke's Micrographia

Damon Tweedy, MD Speaks at UTHSC

History of Anatomy Class

Historical Book of the Month

Featured New Books

New Leisure Books

See all past issues of News From the Libraries

History of Anatomy Class Visits P.I. Nixon Library

History of Anatomy Class Views Hooke's Micrographia

On April 12, 2016, the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library hosted this year’s History of Anatomy Class taught by Charleen Moore, PhD, Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Cellular and Structural Biology.

Faculty, students, and staff from the UT Health Science Center San Antonio Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, School of Medicine, School of Dentistry, and Dolph Briscoe Jr. Library gathered to view 50 titles from the historical anatomy book collection, along with two stereoscopes, accompanying multi-dimensional slides, and a rare tintype of surgeon and pharmacist Dr. Crawford Long.

Highlights of the event included a chance to see up-close a 1st edition of De humani corporis fabrica libri septem (1543) by Andreas Vesalius and a collection of early nineteenth-century books on surgery by brothers, Charles and John Bell.

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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.