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The Bert Hansen Collection of Medicine and Public Health in Popular Graphic Art

Jan 17, 2020

By Katherine Isham
The Medical Historical Library announces the availability of Ms Coll 67 The Bert Hansen Collection of Medicine and Public Health in Popular Graphic Art, which includes over 1200 images and items produced between 1850 and 2010 with additional reference materials. The collection is a gift of historian Bert Hansen, Ph.D., whose goal was to document the visual record of medical practice and research and public health in America. Over a period of thirty years, Hansen selected materials produced for... Read More

Data and Privacy: A Panel Discussion

Jan 16, 2020

By Dana Haugh
Following the December 2019 Day of Data Conference, we invite you to meet more Yale medical campus faculty working at the intersection of data and privacy. Speakers include Jennifer Miller, Theodore Holford, Gregg Gonsalves, Joshua Wallach, and Donna Spiegelman.    When: Thursday, February 13, 2020, 2-4pm Where: Sterling Hall of Medicine 115, inside Cushing/Whitney Medical Library   REGISTER HERE Refreshments will be served.      

Explore some of the earliest printed medical books in our collection online

Jan 8, 2020

By Melissa Grafe
The Cushing/Whitney Medical Library is pleased to announce that parts of our incunable collection are now available online! The effort to digitize these incunables and make them freely available worldwide was generously funded by the Arcadia Fund. The Medical Historical Library, part of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, contains over 300 medical and scientific incunabula, which are books, broadsides, and pamphlets printed before 1501. These incredibly rare incunables represent the earliest... Read More

Therapy Dog Gracie's Upcoming Visits

Jan 6, 2020

By Dana Haugh
Mark your calendars! Gracie the Goldendoodle will be visiting the medical library from 12pm - 2pm on the following dates: January 15 January 22 January 29 February 5 February 19 February 26 Be sure to stop by and give her a belly rub!

MS COLL 64 The Martha H. Roper Papers

Dec 11, 2019

By Katherine Isham
By Michelle Peralta, Resident Archivist for Yale Special Collections Yale Class of 1974 Alumna Throughout the 2019-2020 academic year, Yale University is celebrating fifty years of co-education with many events and exhibitions that demonstrate the magnitude of contributions of Yale’s women graduates in all areas of life, including politics, sports, academia, and medicine. Thus, it feels particularly fitting that the latest archival collection available at the Medical Historical Library, Ms... Read More

New Paper by CWML Medical Librarians

Dec 10, 2019

By Dana Haugh
A paper written by a team of medical librarians from the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library was recently published in Research Integrity and Peer Review. The paper investigates librarian involvement in the peer review process of systematic review manuscripts. Health science librarians often contribute to the production of systematic reviews, but little was known about their involvement in peer reviewing SR manuscripts submitted to journals for publiction. As experts in conducting literature... Read More

Medical Librarians at NAHSL 2019

Nov 11, 2019

By Dana Haugh
On Friday 11/8, CWML staff members attended the North Atlantic Health Science Libraries (NAHSL) Annual Conference in Springfield, MA. NAHSL is a regional chapter of the Medical Library Association, comprising medical librarians in Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Maine. The one-day conference featured presentations and posters by eight staff members from CWML.  Presentations included: Creating an Instruction Community of Practice: Logistics, Lesson Plans, and Lessons... Read More

Plastic Surgery at Yale: Surgical Expertise, Innovation, and History

Nov 7, 2019

By Melissa Grafe
NEW EXHIBITION Plastic Surgery at Yale: Surgical Expertise, Innovation, and History On view in the Cushing Rotunda from October 30th 2019 - February 24th, 2020   Surgical attempts to reconstruct the human body after injury or illness have long been at the forefront of medical innovation. The expansive field of plastic surgery emerged over centuries, now including reconstruction and cosmetics and aesthetic surgery.   In this exhibition, evolving techniques and procedures dating... Read More

November: National Awareness Month for Alzheimer’s Disease and Home Health Care

Nov 6, 2019

By Sawyer Newman
The bubble plot shown on this page (you may have also noticed it on the Medical Library’s digital signage and webpage banner), was created using ggplot2 in R. It shows publications related to Alzheimer’s Disease, Family Caregivers, and Home Health Care that has been cited more than 40 times by other research efforts. Follow the link here to interact with this graph, and view more details about each of the publications represented in this visualization.     If you have any questions about this... Read More

Free health sciences resources

Nov 5, 2019

By Dana Haugh
Leaving Yale soon? Bookmark our guide of free health sciences resources you can access without an institutional license: https://guides.library.yale.edu/alumni-resources/tools It contains resources for clinical research, patient care, health literacy, consumer education, health information across the globe, and general tools for getting access to the research you need.