Nixon Library Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Fifty years ago the Bexar County Medical Society gifted a collection of rare and significant medical historical books to the University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio, now known as UT Health San Antonio. The collection originally belonged to distinguished San Antonio physician Dr. Pat Ireland Nixon, who was the founder of the Bexar […]

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Stewards of the P.I. Nixon Library

“Tucked away on the fifth floor of the Briscoe Library is a room with large windows on its double doors. This allows one to see several objects, including a rhinestone-studded skeleton, sepia portrait of a distinguished gentleman and an entire wall of books. Here, you will meet Andrea Schorr, head of resource management, as well […]

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Registration Deadline October 15th for Nixon Library Dinner

At the annual dinner of the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library dinner, you will have the chance to hear speaker Gary Taubes discuss the history, politics, and science of sugar and high fructose corn syrup, arguing that these sweeteners may indeed be far more harmful to our health than public health authorities have […]

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Archivists Visit Nixon Library

On Thursday, May 24, a group from the Society of Southwest Archivists toured the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library. They were welcomed by a thoughtful selection of classic and rare books, including works by Andreas Vesalius (De Humani Corporis Fabrica – 1543), Bernhard Siegfried Albinus (Tables of the Skeleton and Muscles of the Human Body – […]

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Treasures from the P.I. Nixon Library: Gold Stemmed Pessaries

    Check out the latest blog entry from the Treasures of the P.I. Nixon Library:  Gold Stemmed Pessaries: A Shadow of the Past

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History of Anatomy Class Visits P.I. Nixon Library

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 […]

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P.I. Nixon Library Hosts UTSA Art Students

On June 4th, the P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library hosted a group of art students from the University of Texas at San Antonio. In conjunction with the UT Health Science Center Garden Health Interest Group, these students are conducting research in preparation for a proposal for art for the Healing Garden located in front […]

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P.I. Nixon Library Hosts History of Anatomy Class

The P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library hosted a group of History of Anatomy students on April 8th. The visit was the culmination of an enrichment elective in the School of Medicine and a course in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences taught by Dr. Charleen Moore, Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Cellular […]

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Nixon Library Owns Rare Tintype of Crawford Long

The University Archives owns a rare tintype of Crawford Long demonstrating the use of ether as an anesthetic. Long is credited with the first use of ether as an anesthetic in a surgical procedure.  In the early 1840’s, a new fad of inhaling “laughing gas” at parties had developed.  Dr. Long noticed that persons under […]

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Nursing Faculty from Mexico Visit the Nixon Historical Library

On Friday, May 17, 2019 nursing faculty from Mexico toured the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library. Several works from the rare book collection were on display, including Florence Nightingale’s Notes on Nursing (1859), Ophthalmodouleia (1583) by Georg Bartisch, Anatomical Tables of the Practice of Midwifery (1754) by William Smellie , and De Medicina (1481) by Aulus Cornelius Celsus. Also on display were […]

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