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Science Classic: the Digital Archives of Science

November 16, 2011 - 4:00pm by Lynn Sette

Science Classic provides access to the digitized full text archives of Science from its first issue in 1880 through 1996. Key articles in the history of science from the late 19th through the early 21st centuries are now at your fingertips. The full-text articles available in the Science Classic archive are available in high resolution PDF format. References are available in HTML and dynamically linked to the full text when available.

Clinical Alert from the NIH

October 25, 2011 - 11:40am by Lynn Sette

Clinical Alert: Commonly Used Three-drug Regimen for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Found Harmful NIH Stops One Treatment Arm of Trial; Other Two Treatments to Continue The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health, has stopped one arm of a three arm multi-center, clinical trial studying treatments for the lung-scarring disease idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) for safety concerns. The trial found that people with IPF receiving a currently used triple-drug therapy consisting of prednisone, azathioprine, and N-acetylcysteine (NAC) had worse outcomes than those who received placebos or inactive substances. "These findings underscore why treatments must be evaluated in a rigorous manner," said Susan B. Shurin, M.D., acting director of the NHLBI. "This combination therapy is widely used in patients with IPF, but has not previously been studied in direct comparison to a placebo for all three drugs." The interim results from this study showed that compared to placebo, those assigned to triple therapy had greater mortality (11 percent versus 1 percent), more hospitalizations (29 percent versus 8 percent), and more serious adverse events (31 percent versus 9 percent) and also had no difference in lung function test changes. Participants randomly assigned to the triple- therapy arm also remained on their assigned treatment at a much lower rate (78 percent adherence versus 98 percent adherence). "Anyone on some combination of these medications with questions or concerns should consult with their health care provider and not simply stop taking the drugs," said Ganesh Raghu, M.D., professor of medicine at the University of Washington, Seattle and a co-chair of this IPF study. "It is important to realize that these results definitively apply only to patients with well-defined IPF and not to people taking a combination of these drugs for other lung diseases or conditions.”

In the Know: Medical Resources @ Your Fingertips

October 19, 2011 - 1:37pm by Lynn Sette

Ever wonder how to manage your research articles or what medical apps are available for your mobile device?  Come to a walk-up help session on Thursday, November 10th and librarians will answer these questions and many more.  Drop by to hear about new resources and tools to manage research articles and format your references.   Bring your iPad or smart phone for hands-on learning. For more information, contact Lynn Sette (737-2963) or Denise Hersey (785-6251) at the Medical Library.Date: Thursday, November 10Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.Place: YNHH second floor octagonSponsored by: The Cushing/Whitney Medical Library

The Centennial Exhibit of the Yale Child Study Center

October 13, 2011 - 12:00pm by Lynn Sette

“100 Years of Child Study at Yale", is on display in the rotunda at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library.  The history of child development as a scientific field of study is primarily a story of the 20th century. The Yale Child Study Center stands as one of the few institutions – and the only one in a major University and School of Medicine – which has been a major source of leadership in the field from virtually the start of the field to the present.This achievement has several important roots – the position of the Center in a large research university, the support of Medical School administration, the devotion of faculty, and the presence of the senior leadership. An important component has been the capacity for long-term planning and program development, the continuity of senior leadership, and a commitment to the career development of young scholars, clinicians, and scientists. Also, in the 100 years of its existence, from 1911 to 2011 the Center has had only six directors, each of whom has helped guide the Center during distinctive epochs in the fields of child development and child and adolescent psychiatry. 

U.S. Food Administration Posters from World War I

October 10, 2011 - 3:53pm by Susan Wheeler

On View in the Library Corridor through January 6Selections from the Historical CollectionsL.C. Clinker and M.J. DwyerDon’t Waste Food While Others Starve! c.1918Lithograph printed by Heywood Strasser and Voight Lithograph Company, New York, for the U.S. Food AdministrationPurchased through the Lucia P. Fulton Fund 2010Harvey T. Dunn U.S.A. 1884-1952Victory is a Question of Stamina, 1917Lithograph printed by Latham Lithograph and Printing Company, Brooklyn, New York for the U. S. Food AdministrationPurchased through the Lucia P. Fulton Fund 2010

Anti-Drug and AIDS Awareness Posters

October 10, 2011 - 3:20pm by Susan Wheeler

Anti-Drug and AIDS Awareness Posters from the 1980’s and 1990’sOn View in the Library Foyer through January 6Selections from the Historical CollectionsAndrej PagowskiPolish b. 1953                Narkotyki to gówno [Drugs are Shit]                Published for Fundacja Wspierania Tworzcosci, Kultury i Sztuke                ARS [Foundation for Supportof Culture, Art, and Creativity]                Purchased through the Madeline E. Stanton Fund 2008 GANG (a New York art collective)after Leo Burnett (creator of the Marlboro Man, 1954)AIDS CrisisWarning:  While Bush spends billions playing cowboy, 37 million North Americans don’t have health insurance.  A North American dies of AIDS every eight minutes.Published by ACT UP 1990Purchased through the John F. Fulton Fund 2005

Colloquium Digital Library of Life Sciences – New Resource

October 10, 2011 - 12:52pm by Lynn Sette

This new resource is a collection of e-books; it consists of 50-100 page electronic books.  Colloquium titles are dynamic presentations which synthesize an important research or development topic, written by scientists in the field for graduate students to researchers.  Colloquium covers cell and molecular biology and biomedicine and offers added synthesis, analysis and depth than journal articles making it a useful resource for students and researchers examining advances in another discipline. Colloquium content is organized by series including Integrated Systems Physiology: From Molecule to Function to Disease. Developmental Biology Cell Biology of Medicine The Developing Brain Biotechnology Colloquium titles are available for digital download (PDF).

Persian Manuscript Note Cards

August 24, 2011 - 1:52am by Lynn Sette

Harvey Cushing’s prized book collection contains several Arabic and Persian manuscripts.  Faraḥ nāmah by al-Muṭahhar ibn Muḥammad Yazdī, copied in the 17th century from an 11th century manuscript, is a study of natural history, beautifully  illuminated with detailed multicolored illustrations of animals, birds, plants, stones and humans. This manuscript, part of the Medical Historical Library’s collection, has recently been digitized by the Yale-SOAS Islamic Manuscript Gallery project. The note cards highlight six images from the manuscript which were selected by Medical Library staff.  The sets of 6 cards are now available for purchase at the Circulation Desk in the Library. Stop by the Circulation Desk to view the cards and purchase a set to send to your family and friends!

2010 data from Journal Citation Reports

June 29, 2011 - 2:53pm by dph24

Interested in impact factors or citation metrics for journals? JCR, Web of Science’s Journal Citation Reports, now has this data available through 2010. If you want metrics for specific articles and authors; h-index or g-index information, or an eigenfactor score, contact one of our librarians. They can show you how to find this information in JCR and in other databases such as Scopus.

Two Hundred Years of Medical Education at Yale

June 8, 2011 - 9:59am by Lynn Sette

]On October 28, 1810, the Connecticut Legislature approved a charter to create a medical school at Yale.  The Medical Institution of Yale College, now Yale University School of Medicine, was the sixth medical school in the United States.  From a single rented building with five faculty members and no hospital in the state of Connecticut, the Yale School of Medicine, in association with Yale-New Haven Hospital, has grown to become a world-famous center for teaching, research, and clinical practice. It was only in the twentieth century, after affiliation with the New Haven Hospital, the forming of departments, and the full-time system, that Yale became a leader in biomedical research and clinical care. However, the mission to educate medical students goes back to the beginning of the school’s history.  This final Bicentennial exhibit focuses on the Medical School’s teaching mission over the past 200 years. The roughly chronological exhibit has two parts. Part I in the Medical Library rotunda traces the fundamental changes in medical education from an eight-month supplement to apprenticeship  in 1813 to the establishment of the Yale System of Medical Education in 1925-1931.  Part II, from the 1930s to the present, is located in the lobby outside the Library.  The exhibit is supplemented by original historical photographs and engravings in the hallway of the Library.  All materials on display, unless otherwise noted, are from the Historical Library.  “200 Years of Medical Education” is curated by Toby A. Appel, former John R. Bumstead Librarian for Medical History. The exhibit goes to September 11. It is in the Medical Library rotunda, hallway, and lobby.
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