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A Vietnam War Surgeon Writes Home

Jun 17, 2013

The Kristaps J. Keggi Vietnam War service collection, recently donated to the Historical Medical Library, contains the complete correspondence between Dr. Kristaps J. Keggi and his wife, Julie, during his time as a surgeon in the Vietnam War. The materials were all donated by Dr. Keggi, the current Elihu Professor in Orthopedics at Yale School of Medicine. The scope of the collection—personal... Read More

Access Medicine

May 1, 2013

AccessMedicine is an innovative online resource that provides students, residents, clinicians, researchers, and health professionals with access to more than 75 medical titles in medicine, thousands of images and illustrations, interactive self-assessment, case files, time-saving diagnostic and point-of-care tools, a comprehensive search platform, and the ability to view from and download content... Read More

Unveiling Medicine’s Past: Medical Historical Collections Online

Apr 19, 2013

The Medical Historical Library’s digital collection includes School of Medicine photographs, portraits of 16th Century anatomist Andreas Vesalius, Harvey Cushing, and others, medical and surgical instruments, prints, posters, and drawings, and much more!  Recently, thousands of medical works from the 19th and early 20th centuries have been added to the Medical Heritage Library, an online resource... Read More

New Reading Room

Apr 16, 2013

After a complete remodeling, the Medical Historical Library's office and new secure reading room is officially open.  Our new public hours will be from 10-noon, and 1-4:30, Monday through Friday. This project caps a larger Historical Library renovation, beginning several years ago with an overhaul of the Medical Historical locked stacks and work areas.  New environmental controls and security... Read More

The Crack Up by Corporal Wayne Seese

Apr 4, 2013

 Wayne Seese U.S.A. 1918-1980             The Crack Up, c.1946       Watercolor Bequest of Clements C. Fry 1955 “Combat Art,” created by designated soldier artists, was widely exhibited during World War II and also illustrated popular publications such as LIFE magazine.    Clements C. Fry, Yale psychiatrist and collector, purchased this drawing in 1946 after having seen it in an exhibition in  ... Read More

Clinical Key

Apr 2, 2013

A Great New Resource to Try! ClinicalKey includes all of this and more: Medical and Surgical Clinics of North America First Consult point-of-care clinical monographs Procedures Consult content and associated videos Clinical Pharmacology drug monographs More medical and surgical journals and books And over 9,000 medical and surgical videos Here’s how to use it: Add your topic in the search box... Read More

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.