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Secret Miracles of Nature

Dec 12, 2013

We have a secret!  Blog post on an item in the Books of Secrets exhibit, by student curator Nell Meosky    Levinus Lemnius (1505-1568) was a Dutch physician who served the community of Manhuissatraat for nearly fourty years, traveled throughout Western Europe, and was highly regarded for his work during epidemics in 1529, 1532, and 1537.[1] Late in life and after his wife’s death, Lemnius went to seminary and became a priest, a transition which informs much of his most well-known book, De... Read More

Ferenc Gyorgyey Research Travel Award

Dec 12, 2013

The Historical Library of the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library at Yale University is pleased to announce its seventh annual Ferenc Gyorgyey Research Travel Award for use of the Historical Library. The Medical Historical Library, located in New Haven, Connecticut, holds one of the country’s largest collections of rare medical books, journals, prints, photographs, and pamphlets. Special strengths are the works of Hippocrates, Galen, Vesalius, Boyle, Harvey, Culpeper, Priestley, and... Read More

Delightful Delusions: A reflection on Jan Van de Velde’s “The Quack: Populus vult decipi” (1615-1641)

Dec 5, 2013

  We have a secret!  Blog post on an item in the Books of Secrets exhibit, by student curator Jarrell Ng           Something that has both puzzled and fascinated me throughout this course is how the professors of secrets and their books became so authoritative even though many of their recipes were fantastical, and probably never worked. The charlatans especially - as depicted in Jan van de Velde’s print “The Quack: Populus vult decipi” (1603-1641) - were blatant in their fraudulence,... Read More

Books of Secrets: Alchemy, Medicine, and Magic

Nov 15, 2013

Opening Reception: November 18 6:00 -7:30 p.m.Cushing/Whitney Medical Library RotundaOn view: November 18, 2013 to January 17, 2014This is a student-curated exhibit from Professor Paola Bertucci’s undergraduate seminar, Spies, Secrets, and Science. Books of secrets divulged medicinal, alchemical, artisanal, and other kinds of “secrets” of nature and the arts. These “cheap” books, mostly written as books of recipes or how-to manuals, met with extraordinary success around the 16th century; they... Read More

Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5

Nov 4, 2013

The new edition of the DSM-5 is now available via PsychiatryOnline.    Also, use Orbisto find the online book or the print copy in the Medical Library. The Medical Library has a print copy in the Reserve Room Ref 21 RC455.2 C4 D536 2013.  The Yale School of Nursing also has a copy in the Commons for nursing students shelved under RC455.2 C4 D536 2013. If you need assistance locating or using DSM-5, please contact your personal or liaison librarian.

FirstConsult: point-of-care App for your iPhone or iPad

Nov 1, 2013

First Consult, a point-of-care resource included in the popular ClinicalKey online resource, is availble for mobile download to Apple iOS devices. First Consult is a clinical decision support resource that leverages evidence-based medical information to provide clinicians, librarians and others with the easy access to the latest on evaluation, diagnosis, clinical management, prognosis and prevention. No data connection is needed to access the mobile version after the initial download.  You... Read More

National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) BioSystems Database

Oct 28, 2013

A biosystem or biological system is a group of molecules that interact in a biological system. One type of biosystem is a biological pathway, which can consist of interacting genes, proteins, and small molecules. Another type of biosystem is a disease, which can involve components such as genes, biomarkers, and drugs. The NCBI BioSystems Database was developed to (1) serve as a centralized repository of data; (2) connect the biosystem records with associated literature, molecular, and chemical... Read More

UpToDate Anywhere

Oct 13, 2013

The UpToDate Anywhere mobile app is available for Apple iOS, Android and Windows 8 phones and tablets.  Free individual access is available to all affiliates of Yale University and Yale-New Haven Hospital.  Initial registration must be done either on the network or from a remote connection to Yale or YNHH.  Individual login also allows accumulation of free CME/CE credits gained by reading UTD topics.  An Internet connection is required to use UpToDate Anywhere.  In order to keep your... Read More

James Rothman, 2013 Nobel Prize Winner

Oct 7, 2013

James E. Rothman, ’71 B.S., the Fergus F. Wallace Professor of Biomedical Sciences, and professor and chair of the Department of Cell Biology at Yale University, was awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on how molecular messages are transmitted inside and outside of our cells, the Royal Swedish National Academy announced today (Oct.7). Rothman, who is also professor of chemistry at Yale, shares the prize with Randy Schekman of the University of California,... Read More

Iconographie photographique de la Salpêtrière: The Physician and the Hysterical Women

Sep 27, 2013

The Iconographie photographique de la Salpêtrière (1876-80), a landmark publication in medical photography, is on view in the Rotunda of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library through November 15th, 2013. This collection of texts and photographs represents the female patients of Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot at the Salpêtrière hospital and asylum during the years of his tenure as director. The patients, diagnosed primarily with hysteria or epilepsy, were treated at the asylum even as they acted as... Read More