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Jan 8, 2021

By Dana Haugh
Visit this page for updates on library hours and closings. Here are some important tools and resources for using the medical library. Virtual Support from Your Librarian  Contact your specialty's librarian or personal librarian (for students) for support or to schedule a consultation by phone or Zoom.  For general questions, contact AskYaleMedicalLibrary@yale.edu. Remote Access Remote access to our vast electronic resources is available to the Yale and YNHH community regardless... Read More

Bioinformatics Support Office Hours: Resuming in 2021

Dec 16, 2020

By Nur-Taz Rahman
We look forward to resuming our Bioinformatics Support Office Hours on 7th January, 2021. Happy Holidays & Happy New Year!

Winter Recess and Reopening Plans

Dec 16, 2020

By John Gallagher
Yale University will be on winter recess from December 23 – January 3. The medical library will offer limited services through email on December 24, 26, 28, 30 and January 2. In addition, there will be StatLab consultation hours during the break, shown on the StatLab calendar.  Please send questions or inquiries to AskYaleMedicalLibrary@yale.edu during this time. Visit this page for information about other Yale library reopening plans. Please continue to monitor our website for the most up-to-... Read More

Holiday Pet Photos

Dec 15, 2020

By Dana Haugh
To celebrate the holiday season, we asked our staff to send in their best holiday pet photos! Please enjoy this collection of furry friends in their holiday best. WINNER: "Best Christmas Fren"  Name: Ashley  Breed: Border Collie/Cho mix  Age: 10 yrs  Best gift: Stuffed animals  Human: Terry Dagradi WINNER: "Best Sweater"  Name: Ben  Breed: Handsome  Age: 9 yrs  Best gift: Catnip-filled fishy  Human: Dana Haugh WINNER: "Best Patient Dog Look"  Name: Buster "... Read More

Welcome to new staff who joined the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library in 2020!

Dec 11, 2020

The library welcomed two new staff members this year. Zsuzsa Nemeth joined us as Head of Clinical Research and Education in November 2020. Zsuzsa leads a team of librarians and is dedicated to providing support to clinical departments at Yale New Haven Hospital. She comes from the University of Miami where she had a similar role, plus experience at the Miami VA Hospital and as a clinical coordinator in a research lab.  Learn more about the team of Clinical Research & Education librarians:... Read More

The Medical Library Book Tree

Dec 4, 2020

By Dana Haugh
It's the holiday season and that usually means our staff is busy decorating the library and building our beloved book tree. Stationed in the Historical Library reading room, the book tree comprises anywhere from 450 to over 600 volumes of the National Union Catalogue (last year's tree was particularly rotund). A team of energetic staff volunteers to transport, organize, and arrange the heavy volumes during the day-long process, jumping in and out as schedules (and strength!) permit. It's the... Read More

Newly acquired trove of historic photos captures evolution of medicine

Dec 2, 2020

By Melissa Grafe
Written by Patricia Carey | First published on YaleNews In one image, a physician injects a Civil War veteran with morphine, a common practice that led to widespread addiction after the war. In another, a gold-framed daguerreotype from 1847, an unconscious patient sprawls on a white-draped table, surrounded by men in frockcoats and cravats, documenting one of the earliest uses of ether in operation. Then there’s the haunting postmortem photograph of a 22-year-old physician who died caring for... Read More

The “Great Risk” of “Opium Eating”: How Civil War-Era Doctors Reacted to Prescription Opioid Addiction

Dec 1, 2020

By Melissa Grafe
Written by Jonathan S. Jones The U.S. Civil War (1861-65) sparked a massive epidemic of opioid addiction among those who fought and survived the bloody conflict. The war mobilized millions of soldiers, hospital workers, and freedom-seekers, bringing people into contact with unfamiliar microbes, insects, and animals. This mass movement of bodies and pathogens resulted in extreme outbreaks of measles, smallpox, typhoid fever, and other deadly, terrifying diseases. Brutal technological innovations... Read More

Medical Library Building Closure 11/25/20

Nov 19, 2020

By John Gallagher
**UPDATE: The medical library will reopen on January 11, 2021.** In response to public health conditions, Yale Library will close all library buildings and spaces to library users at the end of day Tuesday, November 24. The Medical Library’s 24/7 room will remain open to users authorized to be on the medical campus. We will monitor the public health situation closely. This decision was made to protect the health and safety of students, faculty, and staff and will enable us to reduce our onsite... Read More

Bioinformatics Support Office Hours: Resuming 12/10/2020

Nov 19, 2020

By Nur-Taz Rahman
Bioinformatics Support Office hours will not be held on November 26th and December 3rd, 2020. They will resume again on December 10th, 2020. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!