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New Collection: Yale Child Study Center Reference Collection

Jan 6, 2022

         The Medical Historical Library is the new home for a large collection of approximately 3,800 short published works on topics related to child welfare used by Arnold Gesell and the staff of the Yale Child Study Center as a reference collection. Topics include children and the war; day care centers; education; infant mortality; juvenile delinquency; intellectual disability and the... Read More

New Gift: Waltham Hospital medical records

Jan 3, 2022

   The Medical Historical Library is pleased to announce a new gift of patient records from Boston’s Waltham Hospital (which closed in 2003) dating from 1889 to 1897. Within 7 bound volumes are what are now called progress notes, operative reports, pathology reports, and medication records written by attending physicians. The volumes provide a snapshot of patient care, disease, and medicine... Read More

Welcome New Staff!

Dec 13, 2021

The Cushing/Whitney Medical Library is delighted to welcome three new staff members to our team: Megan Nance, Kaitlin Throgmorton, and Laura Juliano. Megan Nance joined the Access and Delivery Services team as the Evening/Weekend Access Services Librarian. Previously, Megan was at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida where she was Acting Head of Access Services and... Read More

Riesman Family Gift of Rare Medical Books and Manuscripts

Dec 3, 2021

The Medical Historical Library is pleased to announce a gift of approximately 230 books and manuscripts from the libraries of David Riesman, M.D. and John P. Riesman, M.D.  The books range over a wide variety of topics and time periods, with the earliest texts dating from the 16th century. While volumes containing the works from highly influential medical authors such as Florence Nightingale,... Read More

New Gift: The Wilfrid Rall Computational Neuroscience Research Collection

Dec 1, 2021

The Medical Historical Library announces that the Wilfrid Rall computational neuroscience research collection (Ms Coll 83) is now open for researchers. The collection is a gift of Gordon Shepherd, MD, DPhil, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Neuroscience at Yale, and the family of Wilfrid Rall. Rall (1922-2018) was a neuroscientist whose work focused on the electrical properties of neurons... Read More

Thanksgiving Hours

Nov 22, 2021

Hours for the upcoming 2021 Thanksgiving holiday will be: Wednesday, November 24: 7:30am - 5pm Thursday, November 25: Closed Friday, November 26: Closed The 24/7 room will remain open and accessible via the stairwell to the left of the Medical Library entrance. Normal hours will resume Saturday, November 27. Wishing you and your loved ones a very happy Thanksgiving!

Melanie Norton Recognized for "Outstanding Leadership"

Nov 18, 2021

Melanie Norton, Head of Access and Delivery Services, was recognized for her outstanding leadership of the DiversAbility at Yale (DAY) affinity group. Throughout her career Melanie has been passionate and responsive to the needs of individuals impacted by disability, and in particular with the challenges students with disabilities encounter when trying to use public spaces and academic libraries... Read More

Open Access Week 2021

Oct 25, 2021

Welcome to Open Access Week 2021!  Visit this page for daily updates with short activities you can complete to learn more about open access publishing and show you support for greater transparency in the scholarly publishing industry.  From SPARC, “Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital... Read More

Happy Peer Review Week!

Sep 23, 2021

Happy Peer Review week! Despite many criticisms and calls for reform1,2,3 peer review remains an intrinsic part of the academic scholarly lifecycle. Like faculty, librarians are deeply involved in peer review – both receiving peer review on our own scholarship and volunteering our peer review services to journals. In particular, librarians are skilled at reviewing methodologies and search... Read More

Medical Library Tabling Event (9/15/21)

Sep 14, 2021

Interested in learning more about what the medical library can do for you? Whether it’s setting up citation alerts for your papers or accessing journals off campus, we’re here to help! Stop by the medical library entrance on September 15 from 9:00am – 11:00am to find out more.