Library Updates

Featured New Books for September 2014

Ashcraft’s Pediatric Surgery [electronic resource], 6th ed. / [edited by] George W. Holcomb III, J. Patrick Murphy and Daniel J. Ostlie. London ; New York : Saunders/Elsevier, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Ashcraft's Pediatric Surgery, 6th ed.

Atlas of clinical sleep medicine [electronic resource], 2nd ed. / [edited by] Meir H. Kryger, MD, Alon Y. Avidan, MD, MPH, Richard B. Berry, MD. Philadelphia, Pa. : Elsevier/Saunders, c2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Atlas of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 2nd ed.

Atlas of pain injection techniques [electronic resource], 2nd ed./ Therese O’Connor and Steven E. Abram. Oxford : Churchill Livingstone, c2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Atlas of Pain Injection Techniques, 2nd ed.

Chapman & Nakielny’s aids to radiological differential diagnosis [electronic resource], 6th ed. / edited by Stephen G. Davies. Edinburgh : Saunders/Elsevier, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Chapman & Nakielny's Radiological Diff Diag. 6th ed.

Essentials of dental radiography for dental assistants and hygienists, 9th ed. / Evelyn M. Thomson, Orlen N. Johnson. Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson, c2012.
WN 230 D367e 2012. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Essentials of Dental Radiology for Dental Assistants and Hygienists, 9th ed.

First aid for the USMLE step 2 CS, 5th ed. / Tao Le … [et al.]. New York : McGraw-Hill Medical, c2014.
WB 18.2 L433 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

First Aid for the USMLE Step 2 CS, 5th ed.

Illustrated anatomy of the head and neck, 4th ed. / Margaret J. Fehrenbach, Susan W. Herring. St. Louis, Mo. : Elsevier/Saunders, c2012.
WE 18.2 F296i 2012. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 Illustrated Anatomy of the Head and Neck, 4th ed.

Pain genetics [electronic resource] : basic to translational science / edited by Inna Belfer, Luda Diatchenko. Ames, Iowa : Wiley Blackwell, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Pain Genetics

Understanding clinical papers [electronic resource], 3rd ed. / David Bowers, Allan House, David Owens, Bridgette Bewick. Chichester, West Sussex, UK : Wiley Blackwell, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Understanding Clinical Papers, 3rd ed.

Yen & Jaffe’s reproductive endocrinology [electronic resource] : physiology, pathophysiology, and clinical management, 7th ed. / [edited by] Jerome F. Strauss III, Robert Barbieri. Philadelphia, Pa. : Elsevier/Saunders, c2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Yen & Jaffe's Reproductive Endocrinology


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

Fourth floor study rooms get fresh paint!

Individual study rooms on the 4th floor will be painted this week. Just 3-4 rooms will be painted each day, but those rooms will be unavailable for a couple of hours until the paint dries. There will be a lingering paint smell. We apologize for any inconvenience. Contact Jonquil Feldman, Director of Library and Outreach Services  if you have questions or concerns.

Greysi Reyna – In Memoriam


We are saddened to announce the passing of Greysi Reyna on July 20 after a long battle with breast cancer.  From 1995 until her retirement in 2013, Greysi prostaffReynaGvided commendable service to the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, the Regional Academic Health Center, in Harlingen, and the South Texas community.  Her visionary leadership as Assistant Director of the Mario E. Ramirez, M.D., Library facilitated expanded access to health information and resources throughout South Texas.  As a result of her altruistic service and dedication, Greysi received accolades for her notable work and outreach efforts.  Greysi was the recipient of the Michael E. Debakey Library Services Outreach Award, for outstanding outreach librarians serving rural or underserved populations, presented to her by the Friends of the National Library of Medicine in 2009.  She was involved with several outreach projects that brought improved health information to the South Texas region including information literacy training for promotoras and the MedlinePlus Peer Tutor Project at Med High in Mercedes, TX.  In 2005, the Med High Project was awarded the prestigious Institute of Museum and Library Services Award, presented to the Ramirez Library by First Lady Laura Bush. Through her love of service and her strong dedication to making lives better, Greysi made an indelible mark in South Texas.  Her gracious smile and infectious laughter was an inspiration to all who worked with Greysi.  She will be missed.

Donations in Greysi’s memory can be made to Sunshine Haven Hospice, 7105 Lakeside Blvd, Olmito, TX, 78575.

Group Study Room Online Reservation System Now Available

UT Health Science Center students, faculty, residents and staff can now reserve group study rooms using a new online system. Students have long been asking for the ability to reserve study rooms on their own, and this system allows them to make a reservation any time of day or night, showing room availability for easy selection and reducing wait time. It also frees up staff to assist others with their research needs. Data shows that 4 out of 10 questions received last year were about room reservations. Staff are still available to take reservations during library business hours.


How to reserve a group study room:

  1. Reserve online at
  2. Use a smartphone to scan the QR code located outside each room to check availability or reserve a room.
  3. Request a reservation in person at the Circulation Desk or call 210-567-2440.

Individual study rooms are on a first-come-first-served basis and are not available for reservation through the online system. All study rooms are limited to HSC ID holders, and library users are reminded to wear their ID badges so they are always visible. More information about library study rooms can be found at For further information, email or call 210-567-2450.

History of Medicine noon lecture will explore the treatment of diabetic pregnancy in the early 20th century

pregnancy“We Named Her Priscilla: Diabetic Pregnancy in early 20th century and Dr. Priscilla White”

Thursday, November 14, 12:00 noon
Howe Conference Room
5th floor, Briscoe Library

Kirsten Gardner, Ph.D., will talk about Priscilla White, a 1923 graduate of Tufts University Medical School whose groundbreaking work contributed to deeper understanding of diabetes, including diabetes in pregnancy.

Dr. Gardner, an Associate Professor of History at UTSA, is a past president of the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library.  Her research interests include women’s health, particularly the history of female cancers. Recent articles include “Hiding the Scars: A History of Post-Mastectomy Prostheses,” “From Cotton to Silicone: A History of Breast Prosthesis Since World War II”, and “Informing Women: Early Cancer Detection Skills.”

History of Medicine noon lectures, hosted by the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library, provide opportunities for informal learning and conversation. Everyone is invited. Please feel free to bring your lunch.

Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian

Labor Day Weekend Hours


The Labor Day Weekend hours for all libraries are listed below.


Day Date UT Health Science Center ID Public Access**
Friday August 29 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday August 30 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sunday August 31 10:00 a.m. - midnight 10:00 a.m. - midnight
Monday September 1 10:00 a.m. - midnight 10:00 a.m. - midnight


Day Date UT Health Science Center ID Public Access**
Friday August 29 6:00 a.m. – midnight 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday August 30 6:00 a.m. – midnight CLOSED
Sunday August 31 noon – midnight CLOSED
Monday September 1 6:00 a.m. – midnight CLOSED


Day Date UT Health Science Center ID Public Access**
Friday August 29 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Saturday August 30 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. CLOSED
Sunday August 31 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. CLOSED
Monday September 1 CLOSED CLOSED


** Access for non-UT Health Science Center ID card holders

View the University Holiday Schedule

LearningExpress Library 3.0

LearningExpress Library provided by TexShare, the statewide library resource sharing consortium, is an interactive online learning platform that provides the most comprehensive selection of career-oriented and academic resources available.  This resource is moving to a NEW platform.  The current version (2.0) will remain online until June 30th, 2014 when it will be taken offline.

All user profiles (logons, passwords, work saved or in progress) will NOT migrate to the new platform (version 3.0).  Furthermore, all current users will be required to register as new users to access the new platform.  If you have any questions about this conversion to a new platform, please contact John Weed, Head of Collection Resources,

Make your reservation by Friday: Annual Dinner of the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library

Basil A. Pruitt, Jr., MDThursday, November 7, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Old San Francisco Steak House

Basil A. Pruitt, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.C.M., will be the guest speaker at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library. The evening’s program, to be held at the Old San Francisco Steak House, will explore a significant chapter in San Antonio’s history, reviewing the treatment innovations developed at the Army Burn Center that have revolutionized care and improved the survival of even massively burned patients.

Dr. Pruitt received his M.D. degree in 1957 from the Tufts University School of Medicine. He was drafted in 1959. Assigned to the U.S. Army Institute for Surgical Research (ISR) at Fort Sam Houston, he completed his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center in 1964 and went on to serve 31 years with the ISR. For 27 of those years, he was its commander and director.

Nixon Dinner InformationComplete information about the Annual Dinner and Presentation, and other activities of the Friends, can be found in the organization’s newsletter:

Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library – Newsletter 2013

Friends of the Nixon Library – Membership and Dinner Reservation Form

Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian

New Leisure Books – October 2014

Check out new titles in the leisure collection. To view book summaries click on the title or book cover.

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.


The Collector /| Nora Roberts.
New York : G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2014.

The Collector by Nora Roberts

The death class : a true story about life / Erika Hayasaki.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.

The death class : a true story about life by Erika Hayasaki

Euphoria : a novel / Lily King.
New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2014.

Euphoria by Lily King

The eye of Moloch / Glenn Beck with Jack Henderson.
New York : Threshold Editions-Mercury Radio Arts, 2013.

Eye of moloch by Glen Beck

Heaven is for real : a little boy’s astounding story of his trip to heaven and back
Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent.
Nashville, Tenn. : Thomas Nelson, 2011, c2010.

Heaven is for real by Todd Burpo

Invisible / James Patterson and David Ellis.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.

Invisible by James Patterson and David Ellis

Let it burn / Steve Hamilton.
New York : Minotaur Books, 2013.

Let it burn by Steve Hamilton

Neil Armstrong : a life of flight / Jay Barbree.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2014.

Neil Armstrong : a life of flight by Jay Barbree

New life, no instructions : a memoir / Gail Caldwell.
New York : Random House, 2014.

New life no instructions by Gail Caldwell

Parentology : everything you wanted to know about the science of raising children but were too exhausted to ask / Dalton Conley.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.

Parentology by Dalton Conley

Power play / Catherine Coulter.
New York : G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2014.

Power play by Catherine Coulter

The promise of a pencil : how an ordinary person can create extraordinary change / Adam Braun.
New York : Scribner, 2014.

The promise of a pencil by Adam Braun

Red Rising / Pierce Brown.
New York : Del Rey, 2014.

Red rising by Pierce Brown

Save the date / Mary Kay Andrews.
New York : St. Martin’s Press, 2014.

Save the date by Mary Kay Andrews

Smarter : the new science of building brain power / Dan Hurley.
New York: Hudson Street Press, 2013.

Smarter by Dan Hurley

The wedding gift / Marlen Suyapa Bodden.
New York : St. Martin’s Press, 2013.

The wedding gift by Marlen Suyapa Bodden


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

Leisure titles are currently selected by library staff, but suggestions are welcome. Send suggestions to


New library exhibit: Art work by pediatric cancer patients

Cancer SucksA collection of artwork by children ages 2 to 15 undergoing cancer treatment at Methodist Children’s Hospital, San Antonio is now on display in the Briscoe Library 3rd floor lobby. The exhibit includes collages like the one pictured here, by a 7-year-old artist, and several paintings that were created in Tracy’s Kids Art Therapy Program. The program helps young cancer patients and their families cope with the emotional stress and trauma of cancer and its treatment. The patients, their siblings and parents are encouraged to express their feelings on their treatment experiences through art and play therapy.

The art program, which is offered at no charge to the patient and his or her siblings, provides a child-centered, open studio approach for children to interact while they are receiving infusions and other treatments. In addition to Methodist Children’s Hospital, San Antonio, the program has three locations in the Washington, DC area. To learn more about Tracy’s Kids, visit The exhibit will be on display through March 2014.