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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... 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... 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... 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, Pennsylvania Robert 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... 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... Read More

Portraits of Wounded Bodies

Jan 7, 2013

Portraits of Wounded Bodies:  Photographs of Civil War Soldiers from Harewood Hospital, Washington, D.C., 1863-1866 January 16th-April 1st, 2013 Tours open to all on Wed. Jan. 23rd, 4 p.m., and Friday Jan. 25th at noon! One hundred and fifty years ago, the Civil War raged throughout the United States, creating thousands of casualties.  On view now, the Medical Historical Library explores Civil... Read More

BYOM* Study Break

Dec 5, 2012

BYOM* Study BreakIn the Foyer of the Medical LibraryToday from 2:00 to 3:30 *Bring your own mug to enjoy a hot beverage and sweet treats! Brought to you by the Office of Development and Alumni Relations  

Database Reloads and Updating

Nov 28, 2012

Annually at this time of year, database producers including the National Library of Medicine update their databases with new subject headings. What does this mean for you? It means the database will not be updated until the reload is complete, also if you receive an alerting update for newly added citations, it will stop temporarily. This maintenance usually takes only 1-2 weeks.  Call us if you... Read More


Nov 12, 2012

A global infectious disease database designed to assist in diagnosing infectious diseases and staying current on the latest trends in epidemiology and treatment. Used for diagnosis and reference in the field of tropical and infectious diseases, epidemiology, microbiology and antimicrobial chemotherapy. GIDEON has 3 modules: Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, and Occupational Toxicology.