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New Reading Room

Apr 16, 2013

After a complete remodeling, the Medical Historical Library's office and new secure reading room is officially open.  Our new public hours will be from 10-noon, and 1-4:30, Monday through Friday. This project caps a larger Historical Library renovation, beginning several years ago with an overhaul of the Medical Historical locked stacks and work areas.  New environmental controls and security measures, movable stacks, and new work spaces including a preservation lab and photography area, were... Read More

The Crack Up by Corporal Wayne Seese

Apr 4, 2013

   Wayne Seese U.S.A. 1918-1980             The Crack Up, c.1946       Watercolor Bequest of Clements C. Fry 1955 “Combat Art,” created by designated soldier artists, was widely exhibited during World War II and also illustrated popular publications such as LIFE magazine.    Clements C. Fry, Yale psychiatrist and collector, purchased this drawing in 1946 after having seen it in an exhibition in  Washington, D.C., where he served on the National Research Council.  On request, the artist Corporal... Read More

Clinical Key

Apr 2, 2013

A Great New Resource to Try! ClinicalKey includes all of this and more: Medical and Surgical Clinics of North America First Consult point-of-care clinical monographs Procedures Consult content and associated videos Clinical Pharmacology drug monographs More medical and surgical journals and books And over 9,000 medical and surgical videos Here’s how to use it: Add your topic in the search box; see the results in the center column. Use the left column to sort by study type, e.g. systematic... Read More

Over 2600 International Health and Safety posters at the Medical Historical Library

Mar 21, 2013

In January 2013, the Medical Historical Library acquired a collection of over 2600 international public health and safety posters from 56 countries.  Topics include maternal and child health, anti-drug and tobacco campaigns, breastfeeding, clean water, prevention of diseases such as malaria and polio, and accident prevention and safety.  Kenya, The Netherlands, Oman, France, and Germany are particularly well represented in the collection.  Posters issued by the World Health Organization (WHO),... Read More

We've Still Got A Job To Do!

Mar 14, 2013

Howard Scott U.S.A. 1902-1983 We Still Have a Big Job to Do! 1943 U.S. Government Printing Office for the U.S. Navy, Industrial Incentive Division Purchased through the John F. Fulton Fund 2012 During World War II, the Industrial Incentive Division of the U.S. Navy sought to improve morale among workers in U.S. industrial plants by emphasizing the importance of the plant’s products in the overall war effort. The morale initiative, begun in May of 1943, employed audio interviews and other... Read More

Is your NIH funding in jeopardy?

Mar 13, 2013

The latest news from NIH :For non-competing continuation grant awards with a start date of July 1, 2013 or beyond: NIH will delay processing of an award if publications arising from it are not in compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy (stating that final peer-reviewed journal manuscripts must be submitted to the public digital archive PubMed Central) Investigators will need to use My NCBI’s My Bibliography to complete the publication section in progress reports. The Library has created... Read More

Together, We Remember

Feb 15, 2013

Stop in the library to see Together, We Remember, an exhibit to commemorate Black History Month prepared by the Student Medical Association.  This special exhibit examines how slaves became health care workers, covering slave medicine to the established Contraband Hospital: Slave Medicine focuses on how slaves would tend to their own medical issues using many herbal remedies that have influences from many different parts of Africa. The transition to the Contraband Hospital and the creation of... Read More

Exhibit: War

Jan 28, 2013

On view in the Library Corridor War Selections from the Collection of Prints and Drawings and the Historical Medical Poster Collection Eyewitness renderings of medicine in the field during World War I and World War II, together with posters from various wartime agencies, show part of the war experience and its effect on individuals.  

"Nearly Well"- the story of Civil War soldier Robert Butcher

Jan 27, 2013

Robert A. Butcher, Co. H, 82nd Infantry, PennsylvaniaRobert A. Butcher was 21 when he enlisted in H Company 82nd Infantry Pennsylvania. Before the war, he was living with his mother, father, brother and sister in Philadelphia. His head was struck by a sabre on April 6th 1865 at Burkes’ Station, Virginia and he suffered two major cuts across the top of his head. He was admitted to Harewood Hospital on April 16th and, although the wounds healed rapidly, he began complaining of severe headache and... Read More

Clinical Trial Information

Jan 9, 2013

ClinicalTrials.gov ClinicalTrials.gov is a web-based resource that provides publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants on a wide range of diseases and conditions conducted around the world.  ClinicalTrials.gov currently lists over 138,000 studies with locations in all 50 states and in 182 countries. What Information can I find? Current and completed studies. Each disease or condition entry contains the title, design of the study, intervention, eligibility criteria... Read More