News from the Libraries

News from the Libraries

Damon Tweedy, MD Speaks at UT Health Science Center

Photograph of Dr. Damon Tweedy Delivering the Frank Bryant Jr, MD Memorial Lecture in Medical Ethics

On April 19, 2016, a crowd of 500 enthusiastic attendees from the UT Health Science Center San Antonio and the greater San Antonio community gathered in the Holly Auditorium to hear Damon Tweedy, MD deliver the Frank Bryant Jr, MD Memorial Lecture in Medical Ethics. Dr Tweedy is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center and a staff physician at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Author of Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine, Dr. Tweedy shared his personal experiences as one of very few African American medical students, interns, and residents at Duke University Medical School and Hospital. He also discussed the causes of health disparities, especially in African American communities, and explored why “being black can be bad for your health.”

Prior to his presentation, Damon Tweedy, MD met with leaders from the Student National Medical Association and members of the Student Advisory Council from the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics. Following his lecture, Dr. Tweedy signed copies of his book for members of the audience for an hour and a half!

Dr. Damon Tweedy at the Book Signing

Photographs ©2016 Creative Media Services, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio

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.

 

May 2016 Historical Book of the Month

Image from De Symmetria Partium in Rectis Formis Humanorum Corporum

This month’s highlighted historical book from the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library is De Symmetria Partium in Rectis Formis Humanorum Corporum by Albrecht Dürer. This 1st Latin edition was translated from the original 1528 German edition and published in Nuremberg in 1532.

Dürer was an influential artist, renowned print-maker, and respected contributor to the Northern Renaissance. This classic work includes 85 full-length figures of the human body that celebrate its mathematical proportions and aesthetic symmetry.

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.

News From the Libraries – April 2016

The April issue of News from the Libraries is now available.  For links to individual articles, see the table of contents below.Photograph of postcard adapted from poster: Join the Army Nurse Corps

Medicine in Poetry

Highlights Of Army Nurse Corps

Historical Book of the Month

Featured New Books

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Medicine in Poetry: History of Medicine Society – April 26

Image of books, skull, and quill

In celebration of National Poetry Month and in collaboration with the publication of this year’s issue of Connective Tissue, the History of Medicine Society will host its annual Medicine in Poetry night on Tuesday, April 26 at 6:00 pm in the Howe Conference Room on the 5th floor of the Briscoe Library. Poets and fans of poetry, including UTHSCSA faculty, students, staff, and affiliates, will share readings of original and classic poems related to the health sciences.

Membership in the History of Medicine Society is free, and meetings are open to the public. Light refreshments will be served!

For more information on the History of Medicine Society, contact Lisa Matye Finnie, Special Collections Librarian, at finnie@uthscsa.edu or 210-567-2406.

Highlights in the History of the Army Nurse Corps

Photograph of postcard adapted from poster: Join the Army Nurse Corps

Lark A. Ford, PhD, RN will present Highlights in the History of the Army Nurse Corps on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 12 Noon in the Howe Conference Room on the 5th floor of the Library. Dr. Ford will discuss key memorials to nursing from 1902 through 2000, the first century of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps.

This lecture is being held in conjunction with the National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit, Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Postcard Collection, which will be on display on the 3rd floor of the Dolph Briscoe Jr. Library from April 4, 2016 to May 15, 2016.

Dr. Lark Ford is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Restoration and Care Systems Management in the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio School of Nursing. She joined the nursing faculty in 2006 following 33 years of military service in the United States Army Nurse Corps, retiring at the rank of Colonel. Lark has earned a BSN in Nursing from the University of Maryland at Baltimore, an MSN in Nursing Administration from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia, and an MA and a PhD from the School of Human and Organization Development at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California.

 

Photograph of the Army Nurse Corps Vietnam Women's Memorial

Army Nurse Corps Vietnam Women’s Memorial

 

This event is free and open to everyone. Please, bring your lunch and join us for dessert!

For more information, contact Lisa Matye Finnie, Special Collections Librarian, at finnie@uthscsa.edu or 210-567-2406.

Featured New Books/E-books for April 2016

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For a list of the newest titles at the Briscoe Library click here.

 

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Complete the online Purchase Suggestion Form or contact
Andrea N. Schorr, Metadata & Collection Management Librarian.

 

 

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.