Historical Library News
May 10, 2016
The spring 2016 issue of Nota Bene: News from the Yale Library is now available online. This issue has a particular focus on the work of the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library as it marks its 75th anniversary this year. In addition to telling the story of the Medical Library, the issue profiles some of the current projects, resources, collections, and exhibits that are making an impact at Yale and in the medical community worldwide.
Apr 4, 2016
(by Katie Hart) The Medical Library spaces are heavily booked this week. The Historical Library will be closed at some point almost every day, and the Morse Reading Room will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Study space in other parts of the library will be at a premium. Also, a brief reminder that Wednesday is the Annual Associates Lecture. Here are a list of the closing times for our spaces: Monday, 4/4: Historical Library, 3-7pm, “The Emperor’s New Genes: Science, Race, Justice, and the Allure of Objectivity” Lecture sponsored by HSHM and the office of the Provost Tuesday... Read More
Mar 2, 2016
(by Katie Hart) Since she joined the library in 1965, Jeannette Ponzio has witnessed the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library evolve significantly. Interim Director, John Gallagher, sat with Jeannette, the library’s longest serving employee, for a conversation about her many years of exceptional service. JG: Jeannette, tell me about when you first joined the Medical Library. What was it like then? What was your first job? JP: Before coming to Yale University, I worked as a bookkeeper at the American Supply Company after receiving my bookkeeping certificate from New Haven’s Stone... Read More
Feb 22, 2016
Looking for some artistic stress relief? Download and print our new coloring book of image from our Medical Historical collections. The coloring book includes links to detailed citation data for each image. Happy coloring!
Feb 16, 2016
(By Melissa Grafe) Walk past the Circulation desk at the entrance of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library and down the corridor displaying art from the Prints, Drawings, and Posters collection. Coming out of the corridor, you enter the Rotunda, the heart of the library. The Rotunda of the Medical Library honors famed neurosurgeon and bibliophile Dr. Harvey Cushing (1869-1939). When Cushing, along with Yale physiologist John Fulton and Swiss tuberculosis expert Arnold Klebs, joined their collections together, Cushing successfully advocated for a medical library at Yale.... Read More
Jan 25, 2016
The powerful, gritty political posters of Robbie Conal are seen on city streets and the walls of major museums. This selection includes "Contra Cocaine," 1988, which addresses the introduction of crack cocaine into the U.S. via Los Angeles in the 1980s and "Freedom From Choice," 1992, on a woman's right to abortion information in publicly funded clinics. From Conal's series of political portraits, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner appears in "Wealth Care," 2011. The exhibit is open to the public and runs Thursday,... Read More
Jan 12, 2016
On Friday 1/15 at 5pm, the Beaumont Club is sponsoring a lecture about the Library's exhibit “Historical Illustrations of Skin Disease: Selections from the New Sydenham Society Atlas 1860-1884.” The lecture will be given by Jean Bolognia, MD, and Irwin Braverman, MD, both of the Department of Dermatology, and Susan Wheeler, Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Medical Library. More details are available on the School of Medicine calendar.