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Job Opportunity: Collection Development & Scholarly Communication Librarian

May 12, 2022

We're hiring!  Join our team, or share this link with colleagues who may be interested. Collection Development and Scholarly Communication Librarian Rank: Librarian II-III Salary Range: $66,000-$87,000 Schedule: Full-time (37.5 hours per week), currently hybrid with a minimum of 2 days/week on campus STARS Requisition number: 73466BR APPLY HERE Position Focus: The Collection Development &... Read More

100 Years of Pediatrics at Yale

May 11, 2022

The Historical Library, in coordination with the Department of Pediatrics, is helping to celebrating 100 years of Pediatrics at Yale through a new physical exhibition in the Medical Library’s Rotunda.  Founded in 1921, Yale Pediatrics has always been on the forefront of research and clinical practice. The exhibition features material on some of the department’s initiatives, including: Dr.... Read More

Picturing Public Health and Medicine

Apr 1, 2022

   Images from the Bert Hansen Collection of medicine and public health in popular graphic art Like audiences today, 19th-century readers of popular magazines and newspapers learned about public health initiatives and medical discoveries through articles and imagery. The Medical Historical Library team digitized over 500 images from The Bert Hansen Collection of Medicine and Public... Read More

National Public Health Week

Mar 28, 2022

National Public Health Week is April 4-11, 2022 but the medical library is celebrating all month long! Please join us for two virtual lectures. "Picturing Public Health” with Bert Hansen: Turning Points in Public Health History Conveyed through Prints" By Bert Hansen, Professor Emeritus of History at CUNY Baruch College April 5, 2022 at 4pm The Cushing/Whitney Medical... Read More

Medical Library Collects Medical Supplies for Ukraine

Mar 16, 2022

    With the Russian invasion of Ukraine showing no signs of easing, violent assaults continue to wreak havoc and devastation on civilians in Ukraine and refugees in neighboring countries. In an effort to help those who are suffering, the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library is working with the Franciscan Bridge of Help to deliver desperately needed medical supplies to hospitals in Lviv, Ukraine.... Read More

Hallway Exhibition: Scenes of city life

Mar 4, 2022

In a new hallway exhibition, Scenes from the Great Depression and its aftermath are presented in the works of recent immigrants and others for the Federal Art Project and the Works Progress Administration.  Works include: The Relief Station, 1938, Lithograph by Oscar Van Young b. Viena 1906 d. U.S.A.1991,  "The Relief Station," a realistic and not uncommon scene in art of the period,... Read More

New Exhibition on Hip Replacement Surgery

Feb 1, 2022

Innovation & Evolution in Hip Replacement Surgery: Highlights from the Keggi–Rubin Hip Implant Collection at Yale University  On view in the Cushing Rotunda, Cushing/Whitney Medical Library January 28th - April 29th, 2022      This exhibit explores the evolution of hip replacement surgery through historic implants selected from the new Keggi—Rubin Hip Implant Collection at Yale ... Read More

Announcing: Love Data Week 2022 at the Medical Library

Jan 26, 2022

    Love Data Week will be February 14-18, 2022. This event marks the importance of data in our lives, science, medicine, and countless other areas.  This year’s theme — “data is for everyone” — reminds us both that data should be accessible and equitable. Everyone should be able to feel confident in accessing and using data, and everyone should see parts of themselves, and their communities,... Read More

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