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Resource Spotlight: Ingenuity Variant Analysis

Aug 13, 2018

By Caitlin Meyer
Welcome to Resource Spotlight! The Cushing/Whitney Medical Library provides access to an incredible array of databases, e-book collections, software and more. In this series of posts, we’ll be showcasing highlights from our collection. In this edition of Resource Spotlight, we’ll be looking at Ingenuity Variant Analysis (IVA). IVA is a web-based tool that combines analytical tools and content from the Ingenuity Knowledge Base to help identify disease variants in human sequencing data.  The... Read More


Aug 9, 2018

By Kelly Perry
If you haven't stopped by the library recently you may notice that things are a bit...  different.  We have optimized the spaces that will not be part of the renovation project for your comfort and convenience.  What does that mean for you?  Can you still access the all-important things the library offers, such as study materials, computers...  the bathrooms?  Of course you can!  Here we have a map of the layout of the library during the renovations (click this link to view the map as a .PDF... Read More

Meet our first Simbonis Intern!

Aug 6, 2018

We are delighted to share a report on the work of our first Simbonis intern, Emma Brennan-Wydra, who joined the staff in the Medical Historical Library at the end of May 2018.  Emma offered the following glimpses into her life and experiences as our intern: I graduated from Yale College in 2015 with a double major in Chemistry and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, focusing on the multiple intersections of science, education, gender, bodies, and power. During my time at Yale, I also played... Read More

Furniture Moving

Aug 2, 2018

By Kelly Perry
We will be moving furniture on Friday the 3rd, Monday the 6th, and Tuesday the 7th from 7:30am to 3pm.  The movers will be transferring furniture from all parts of the library as we wrap up our preparations for renovation. Expect disruptions, possible room closures, and lots of activity during these times. We apologize for any inconvenience.                        

Day One of Furniture Move...

Jul 30, 2018

By Kelly Perry
Day One of furniture moves is in the books...  and we are gearing up for Day Two, tomorrow, the 31st!                 As always, we are grateful for your patience, and apologize for the noise as we move forward with the renovations.

Renovation prep begins Monday, July 30th

Jul 26, 2018

By Kelly Perry
Beginning Monday, July 30, you will notice an increase in noise and disruption at the Cushing/Whitney Medical library as work begins to prepare the space for the renovation project. On Monday, the Information Desk and staff will be relocated to the Circulation Desk area at the front of the library. Also on Monday, movers will be on site to relocate and remove furniture in advance of construction.  They will be moving tables and other furniture throughout all floors of the library.  These moves... Read More

Free Trial to MedOne Plastic Surgery!

Jul 23, 2018

The Cushing/Whitney Medical Library is hosting a free trial to MedOne Plastic Surgery!  The trial will run through August 31, 2018.  An App is available for iOS and Android operating systems; search for MedOne App in the respective app stores. Access the trial here This trial includes comprehensive access to Thieme’s complete portfolio in aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery: Thieme’s entire E-Book library of 150 books including CORE TEXTS for residency programs Essentials of... Read More

Noise Alert for Friday, July 13th and Saturday, July 14th

Jul 13, 2018

By Kelly Perry
Workers will be in the library this afternoon and tomorrow to install additional electrical service in preparation for the renovation project.  This work will take place near the four pillars on the E-level next to the book stacks.  This work may be noisy and library users may want to seek other space in the library during this time. The work is slated to take place today (Friday, 7/13) from 4pm until approximately 10pm and tomorrow (Saturday, 7/14) from 7am to 3pm.  We apologize for this... Read More

The Cushing/Whitney Medical Library would like to thank Hongyu Liu and Tao Wang for their donation of the glossary “English-Chinese Glossary of Basic Human Anatomy.”

Jul 6, 2018

The Cushing/Whitney Medical Library benefits from the generosity of many donors. Our library’s founders, Doctors Harvey Cushing, Arnold C. Klebs and John F. Fulton, donated their collection of books to Yale on the premise that a new medical library is created.  Over the years, the library’s collections grew rapidly between gifts and purchases, often made from endowments that donors provided. Today, the tradition continues, as donations help ensure a rich collection of books and other materials... Read More

Not a 'Harem' : Codding, Eisenhardt, Stanton, and the Lives and Legacies of Dr. Harvey Cushing's Female Associates

Jul 5, 2018

Want to learn more about the smart and dedicated women who supported the work of our namesake, Harvey Cushing?  Explore our newest exhibition, curated by Emma Brennan-Wydra, Stanley Simbonis Intern for the Medical Library, and now on view in the Cushing Center! Throughout his career, Dr. Harvey Cushing employed a team of women who assisted him as secretaries, typists, medical artists, operative photographers, laboratory technicians, and more.  Cushing's female associates referred to themselves... Read More