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"The Perfect Man" on view in the Library

Feb 7, 2014

The Perfect Man recently acquired by the Historical Library  on view in the Cushing Rotunda Join us for an exhibit tour of selected acquisitions with curator Susan Wheeler Wednesday, February 19, at 12 noon In 1895, the original bodybuilder Eugen Sandow was proclaimed “the perfect man” by Dudley Sargent (YMS 1878).  In 1827, former slave Belfast Burton was paid tribute by his patients... Read More

Finn's Schedule

Feb 7, 2014

Finn the Therapy Dog - the newest member of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library's staff - was officially introduced to the Yale community at a coffee hour on Friday, January 24th at 10am. Finn, a certified therapy dog, attended the event with his friend, Krista Knudson.  Finn will be here every Friday EXCEPT: February 7 April 4 April 11 The library will provide coffee and snacks.

Stephen E. Malawista, M.D.: A Lifetime of Research at Yale

Jan 30, 2014

Stephen Malawista had been associated with the Yale School of Medicine for over 50 years until his death last fall. His research bridged rheumatology, cell biology, inflammation, and infectious diseases. As a colleague Gerald Weismann said of him, “One might call him one of the most original, wide-ranging, and persistent biomedical researchers of his generation. He has made an unusually large... Read More

A Cure for What Ails You: Songs from the Medical Library’s Sheet Music Collection

Jan 26, 2014

Exhibit curated by Toby AppelJanuary 23rd-May 2nd, 2014Harvey Cushing/ John Hay Whitney Medical Library foyerJoin us for an exhibit tour on Thursday, February 13 at 11:30.  Meet at the entrance to the Medical Library.  The tour scheduled for the 13th is cancelled due to inclement weather and will be re-scheduled for a later date. Celebrating a new collection of recently donated... Read More

New Resource – Thieme eNeurosurgery

Jan 16, 2014

eNeurosurgery is a library of neurosurgical e-books from Thieme Publishers. It also includes a collection of illustrated procedures as well as images and videos. The product has the capability to search the Thieme e-journals and the PubMed database. To find eNeurosurgery, go to the Resources list on the home page, or use Orbis or the e-books database to look it up by title.

Finn the Therapy Dog

Jan 15, 2014

Finn the Therapy Dog - the newest member of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library's staff - will be officially introduced to the Yale community at a coffee hour on Friday, January 24th at 10am.  Finn, a certified therapy dog, will attend the event with his friend, Krista Knudson.  Finn will be in the Medical Library most Fridays for anyone in need of a furry friend.  Come join us on most Fridays!

Secret Miracles of Nature

Dec 12, 2013

We have a secret!  Blog post on an item in the Books of Secrets exhibit, by student curator Nell Meosky    Levinus Lemnius (1505-1568) was a Dutch physician who served the community of Manhuissatraat for nearly fourty years, traveled throughout Western Europe, and was highly regarded for his work during epidemics in 1529, 1532, and 1537.[1] Late in life and after his wife’s death, Lemnius went to... Read More

Ferenc Gyorgyey Research Travel Award

Dec 12, 2013

The Historical Library of the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library at Yale University is pleased to announce its seventh annual Ferenc Gyorgyey Research Travel Award for use of the Historical Library. The Medical Historical Library, located in New Haven, Connecticut, holds one of the country’s largest collections of rare medical books, journals, prints, photographs, and pamphlets.... Read More

Delightful Delusions: A reflection on Jan Van de Velde’s “The Quack: Populus vult decipi” (1615-1641)

Dec 5, 2013

  We have a secret!  Blog post on an item in the Books of Secrets exhibit, by student curator Jarrell Ng           Something that has both puzzled and fascinated me throughout this course is how the professors of secrets and their books became so authoritative even though many of their recipes were fantastical, and probably never worked. The charlatans especially - as depicted in Jan van de... Read More

Books of Secrets: Alchemy, Medicine, and Magic

Nov 15, 2013

Opening Reception: November 18 6:00 -7:30 p.m.Cushing/Whitney Medical Library RotundaOn view: November 18, 2013 to January 17, 2014This is a student-curated exhibit from Professor Paola Bertucci’s undergraduate seminar, Spies, Secrets, and Science. Books of secrets divulged medicinal, alchemical, artisanal, and other kinds of “secrets” of nature and the arts. These “cheap” books, mostly written... Read More