Event Announcement

Ruth Stewart, History of UT Health School of Nursing – Nixon Lecture

On Thursday, 9/12, Ruth Stewart gave an inspiring account of the early beginnings of the UT Health School of Nursing, 50 years ago. Ms. Stewart joined the faculty in 1969, collaboratively developing the undergraduate program. She was later instrumental in developing other programs, including the first family nurse practitioner in Texas and the graduate community health programs. Among her many accomplishments, Ms. Stewart served as chair of the Texas Board of Health (the first woman and first nurse ever appointed) and president of the Texas Nurses Association. In retirement, she continues to be a public health advocate.

Pictured here with Ms. Stewart is Friends of the P.I. Nixon Library President Anand Karnad, MD, Secretary/Treasurer Andrea Schorr, MSIS, Maria Bartanuszova, MD, and  Vice President Bridget Piernik-Yoder, PhD, OTR.

If you missed the first in a series of lectures sponsored by the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Library, there’s still plenty of time to register for the rest! Go to: Briscoe Library Upcoming Events.

Wednesday, 11/13/19 – Tania Roman, MD, MPH, History of Obstetrics

Wednesday, 1/15/20 – Ronald Steward, MD, History of Trauma Care

Wednesday, 2/12/20 – John Calhoon, MD, History of Cardiac Surgery

Wednesday, 3/4/20 – Jacob Canfield, Anti-Vax: 19th Century Insights into a Modern Healthcare Issue

Wednesday, 4/15/20 – Jason Rosenfeld, MPH, DrPH, History of Community Health & Health Workers

Suggest a Speaker

The Friends of the P.I. Nixon Library frequently hold historical talks and lectures over topics related to medicine and health care, and we are always looking for interesting and enthusiastic speakers. If you have any suggestions, please email SpecialCollections@uthscsa.edu or call (210) 567-2403.

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Interested in learning more about the history of medicine or health care? Ever wonder what remedies were used long ago to treat ailments? Subscribe to the Treasures of the P.I. Nixon blog and learn the fascinating truths about the history of the health sciences. Featured topics include rare books of the month, historical medical instruments, and historical anecdotes. In addition, you will receive updates about events, lectures, and rare book viewings.  Subscribe to the blog here: libguides.uthscsa.edu/specialcollections/treasures

 

 

Save the Date – 49th Annual Nixon Dinner – November 7th

Registration Open Soon!

 

Presentation: The History of Organ Transplantation

Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019

Time: Meet & Greet: 6:30 PM | Dinner: 7:00 PM

Old San Francisco Steak House | 10223 Sahara Street

Located north of Loop 410. From San Pedro, turn right onto Sahara Street.

Cost: $55 per person, $35 for students

Paid sponsorships for students available on request. Advance registration is required.

Registration deadline is Friday, October 18, 2019.

 

About the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library

The Nixon Library is located on the 5th floor of Briscoe Library and is open by appointment Monday through Friday from 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Tours of the Nixon Library, including viewings of the rare books, can also be arranged by making an appointment. For more information contact Andrea N. Schorr, Head of Collection Resources at (210) 567-2403 or SpecialCollections@uthscsa.edu.

P.I. Nixon Library website: https://library.uthscsa.edu/2011/11/nixon-library/

Become a Member

The Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library provides a forum for individuals who are interested in the history of the health sciences. The Friends meet periodically throughout the year for lectures, trivia, and a dinner presentation in November. Membership is open to everyone and membership dues directly support the care, handling, and promotion of the collection.

For more information about membership please refer to the online form: uthscsa.libwizard.com/f/nixonmembership

 

 

Save the Date for Student Appreciation Week

Mark your calendars for Briscoe Library’s 2nd Annual Student Appreciation Week!

Student Appreciation Week will take place October 29th through November 2nd from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm each day. Join us for food, prizes, and fun activities, like our Halloween photo wall, painting, Virtual Reality games, and pet therapy animals! The Awards Reception for the Image of Research Photography Competition will be held on Thursday, November 1st. Stay tuned for more information.

Student Appreciation Week – Oct 28 to Nov 1

Join us from 11am to 1pm October 28th through November 1st for Briscoe Library’s 3rd Annual Student Appreciation Week!

Student Appreciation Week Highlights

Library therapy dog June was not too sure about Edward Scissorhands

Artist from the Raindrop House demonstrated the art of marbling while students were treated to baklava

Students enjoyed cookies and coloring
Lunch was served at a reception for
artist Carla Yeatts, creator of Carla’s Creatures
Hobblesnot, one of Carla’s Creatures, was on display

Bartholomew, library therapy dog in training, handed out hugs and kisses
2019 marked the 3rd anniversary for the Briscoe Library Student Appreciation Week and we hope there will be many more to come!

Student Appreciation Week: Oct 29 – Nov 2

Briscoe Library’s 2nd Annual Student Appreciation Week will be taking place October 29th through November 2nd! Head over to the library each day from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm to participate in fun activities and enjoy some food, prizes, and other giveaways. 

Visit with Gary Taubes October 26th, 2-3pm, AltC 3.304

Watch for Library Events in April!

Student Fiesta Day

Come for refreshments and Fiesta fun!

 

P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library Open House

Join us for refreshments and help us celebrate the historical significance

of the library collection in this Tricentennial year in San Antonio!

 

 

We Have a Winner!: The 2018 History of the Health Sciences Essay Award

On March 29, the winner of the Danny Jones History of the Health Sciences Essay Award, Farhan Ahmad, was presented with a check by Senior Director of Libraries Owen Ellard. Farhan won the 2018 competition with his essay, Knee History: From Early Developments to the Total Knee Replacement. The annual $500 award is sponsored by the Friends of the P.I Nixon Medical Historical Library.

Farhan will be giving a presentation on his essay on April 24 at 3:30 p.m. on the 5th floor of the Briscoe Library. The presentation will cap off activities during the UT Health Library Student Fiesta and will lead into the P.I. Nixon Library Fiesta Open House also happening on the 24th.

Farhan is a first year medical student at the Long School of Medicine, and is interested in pursuing a career in Orthopaedic Surgery. He graduated from UTSA’s Honors College in the FAME B.S./M.D. program. His essay topic is a historical review of advancements in knee care from major time points in recorded human history.

“The knee,” Farhan explains, “when diseased or broken, is like any part of the body in that it tells a story. However, there is scarce documentation of medical history regarding knee injuries and developments. I found that many advancements in knee care (both operative and non-operative) contributed to and came from general advancements in the history of medicine. Some advancements were helpful to the patient while others may not have been. Ultimately, in every civilization across time, the knee was a universal concern and human curiosity pushed forth new ideas, which I aimed to capture in my essay. As the rates of knee osteoarthritis continue to increase in the U.S., my paper is a timely meditation on the progress we have made so far, as well as a reminder that there is much to discover.”

You’re Invited! Friends of the P.I. Nixon Lecture Series

Friends of the P.I. Nixon Lecture Series

Briscoe Library, Howe Conference Room, 5th Floor

6:00 PM

Thursday, 9/12/19 – Ruth Stewart, MS, RN, FAAN, History of UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing

Wednesday, 11/13/19 – Tania Roman, MD, MPH, History of Obstetrics

Wednesday, 1/15/20 – Ronald Steward, MD, History of Trauma Care

Wednesday, 2/12/20 – John Calhoon, MD, History of Cardiac Surgery

Wednesday, 3/4/20 – Jacob Canfield, Anti-Vax: 19th Century Insights into a Modern Healthcare Issue

Wednesday, 4/15/20 – Jason Rosenfeld, MPH, DrPH, History of Community Health & Health Workers

Suggest a Speaker

The Friends of the P.I. Nixon Library frequently hold historical talks and lectures over topics related to medicine and health care, and we are always looking for interesting and enthusiastic speakers. If you have any suggestions, please email SpecialCollections@uthscsa.edu or call (210) 567-2403.

Subscribe to the Treasures Blog

Interested in learning more about the history of medicine or health care? Ever wonder what remedies were used long ago to treat ailments? Subscribe to the Treasures of the P.I. Nixon blog and learn the fascinating truths about the history of the health sciences. Featured topics include rare books of the month, historical medical instruments, and historical anecdotes. In addition, you will receive updates about events, lectures, and rare book viewings.  Subscribe to the blog here: libguides.uthscsa.edu/specialcollections/treasures