May 20 Rare Book Room Open House: Women in Medicine

PLEASE NOTE: The previous title had incorrectly stated the event as May 29.

From patient to practitioner, the compelling history of women in medicine includes Metrodora, Fanny Burney, Mary Eliza Mahoney, Ruth Sanders, and more. Stop by the Health Sciences Digital Library & Learning Center’s Rare Book Room (E3.314D) on Friday, May 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for “Women in Medicine“. Books, letters, photographs, and other materials in the library’s special collections featuring women in medicine will be on display, and Library staff will be available to show relevant highlights in the digital collections. For more information, email archives@utsouthwestern.edu.

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April 29 Rare Book Room Open House: Spotlight on Tuberculosis

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On Friday, April 29, 2016, stop by the Health Sciences Digital Library & Learning Center’s Rare Book Room (E3.314D) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for “Spotlight on Tuberculosis”. Learn more about books, reports, journals, artifacts, stamps, and other materials in the library’s special collections that illuminate the history of tuberculosis in medicine. Additional resources will highlight connections to the disease in literature, music, and art.

The Library offers a monthly series of open house events to the UT Southwestern community that feature different topics of interest from the special and digital collections. If you want more information about this event or others in the monthly series, please contact archives@utsouthwestern.edu.

Images courtesy of Images from the History of Medicine (IHM), a collection of digitized images from the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) Prints and Photographs collection.

Surgical Instruments are the focus of the March 29 Rare Book Room Open House

IMG_3073On Tuesday, March 29, 2016, stop by the Health Sciences Digital Library & Learning Center’s Rare Book Room (E3.314D) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for “Surgical Instruments–From Army Pattern Chisel to Xyster“. Learn more about books, journals, and other materials in the Library’s special collections that highlight surgical instruments from the 18th century to the present. Several medical artifacts will also be on display, including surgical kits in wooden velvet-lined boxes, pocket kits, and more.

The Library offers a monthly series of open house events to the UT Southwestern community that feature different topics of interest from the special and digital collections. If you want more information about this event or others in the monthly series, please contact archives@utsouthwestern.edu.

Discovering Darwin at the February 26 Rare Book Room Open House

RBRFebHow did a medical school dropout end up contributing so much to science? Find out at “Discovering Darwin”, an open house event sponsored by the Health Sciences Digital Library & Learning Center. The event will be held on Friday, February 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Library’s Rare Book Room (E3.314D). Books, letters, and other materials in the library’s special collections that connect to Charles Darwin (1809-1882) will be on display from the special collections, and Library staff will be available to show relevant highlights in the digital collections. For more information, email archives@utsouthwestern.edu.

January Open House Event at the South Campus (main) Library: "Medical Eponyms"

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The Health Sciences Digital Library & Learning Center will offer a monthly series of open house events to the UT Southwestern community that feature different topics of interest from the Library’s special and digital collections. The first event entitled “Who Named It?: Medical Eponyms in the Collections” will be held in the Rare Book Room (E3.314D) from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Tuesday, January 12.

Medical eponyms offer a fascinating window into medical history. They can also be contentious, controversial, or inaccurate. Despite these drawbacks, medical eponyms are sometimes catchy, easy to remember, and can prove remarkably enduring, long outliving their namesakes. Not all are biographical. Alice in Wonderland syndrome (AIWS), Mozart ear, and Henry V sign are a few from literature and music.

Drop by the open house event on January 12 and explore the connections between medical eponyms and their namesakes. Items by or about Baron Guillaume Dupuytren, Moriz Kaposi, William Osler, and many more will be on display from the special collections. Staff will also be available to also show relevant highlights in the digital collections.

Need more information about this particular event or others in this monthly series? Contact archives@utsouthwestern.edu.

 

New NLM Poster Exhibit focuses on medical contributions of African Americans during the American Civil War

promo imageMany histories have been written about medical care during the American Civil War, but the participation and contributions of African Americans as nurses, surgeons, and hospital workers has often been overlooked.

The National Library of Medicine’s traveling poster and online exhibit entitled Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine looks at the men and women who served as medical providers and how their service challenged the prescribed notions of race and gender and pushed the boundaries of the role of African Americans in America.

Through historical images and period documents, the exhibit explores the life and experiences of surgeons Alexander T. Augusta and Anderson R. Abbott, as well as nurses Susie King Taylor and Ann Stokes, as they provided medical care to soldiers and civilians while participating in the fight for freedom. “Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries opens the door to this rarely studied part of history and brings a voice to those that have remained silent for nearly 150 years,” says Curator Jill L. Newmark.

This exhibit will be on display at the UT Southwestern Health Sciences Digital Library & Learning Center’s South Campus location (E2) from December 22, 2015, through January 30, 2016. It was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine with research assistance from The Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

New exhibit features dried plant specimens from Southern Greek National History Museum Herbarium

herbarium sampleThe latest South Campus Library exhibit features a rare collection of plant specimens from the Herbarium Goulandrium in Goulandris Natural History Museum, which is located in Kifissia, Greece. Founded in 1964 by Angelos and Niki Goulandris, the museum’s original focus was on Greek flora. The herbarium, which currently includes the data of over 70,000 specimens, initially included the collection of Konstantinos Goulimis with 24,000 samples he donated to the museum. The museum later expanded to cover the fields of zoology, paleontology, and geology.

Some of the information that may appear in the specimen labels:

  • Scientific plant name
  • Detailed location
  • Habitat
  • Altitude
  • Plant habit
  • Plant description
  • Determiner of the scientific name or identification (det.)
  • Collector of the specimen (leg.)
  • Date of specimen collection

More about the Goulandris Natural History Museum is available online at http://www.gnhm.gr/en/ .

UT Southwestern Archives are in the spotlight this month with campus events

October is American Archives Month

October brings several opportunities for UT Southwestern staff, faculty, researchers, and students to learn more about the wide variety of archival and special collections resources and services provided by the Library. Normally available by appointment only, special open-house events* in October will showcase materials in the Archives Annex, as well as items in the Rare Book Room collection.

The Archives Annex is located on the main floor of the South Campus (main) Library (E2.222), and the Rare Book Room collection is located on the third floor (E3.314D).

Not able to come to the Library? Stop by during one of our October traveling archive events at South Campus, North Campus, or the Bass Center! Selected photographs, scrapbooks, documents, and other artifacts from the Library’s archival and special collections will be on display. Staff will also be on hand to answer questions about online resources, such as the UT Southwestern Archives Collection, the Texas Physicians Historical Biographical Database, founding documents, and more.

Need more information about the October events? Contact archives@utsouthwestern.edu.

 
*The South Campus (main) Library requires a UT Southwestern ID badge for entry.

Archives Annex (E2.222) Open House

  • Wednesday, October 14: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Monday, October 26: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Rare Book Room: (E3.314D) Open House

  • Thursday, October 8: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 20: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

North Campus Commons Cafeteria (NG3)

  • Monday, October 5: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Friday, October 16: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

South Campus Cafeteria Atrium (D1)

  • Friday, October 2: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Monday, October 19: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Bass Center Food Court Atrium (BLA)

  • Monday, October 12: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Friday, October 30: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

"Prepare, Present, Promote/Preserve": supporting your academic poster from start to finish

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Great! You’ve been approved to present a poster at a conference, forum, or other event. Your Library can help you every step of the way.

PREPARE
Did you know the Library provides design assistance for academic posters? Jane Scott, the Library’s Design and Promotion Specialist, is available to help you! To schedule a free individual consultation or group class, go to the Library’s Personal/Group Training Request page and select “Designing Your Best Academic Poster” in the list of topics.

PRESENT
Need to practice for your presentation? Reserve the Library’s Presentation Practice Room (Room E2.408) on the Main Floor of the South Campus Library. Practice your synopsis and talking points or invite your peers for some group feedback.  A dry erase sign-up board is available for advance reservation requests on a weekly basis.

PROMOTE & PRESERVE
What do you do with that poster after the event is over? Well, instead of rolling it up to store on a shelf or attaching a large file to an email when someone asks for a copy, consider this alternative—deposit the digital version into the Poster Center collection in the UT Southwestern Institutional Repository, which will provide the following benefits to students, researchers, faculty, or other staff at UT Southwestern:

  • Wider access to scholarly output beyond journal articles with your university affiliation
  • Easy citation or referral of an item through a permanent identifier and online link
  • Additional discoverability and preservation options through metadata and archives processes
  • The deposit of multiple files, if needed (e.g., abstract, working design, completed poster, session handout, and more)

You can deposit the poster directly, have someone deposit it on your behalf, or transfer the file to Library staff for deposit. Access to the item can also be restricted until after a specific conference, forum, or other event is completed.

Learn more about the Institutional Repository by visiting the frequently-asked-questions content found in the “Institutional Repository Basics” collection. To get started, contact Cameron Kainerstorfer, Manager, Digital Collections.

 

Getting ready to move? Don’t forget the Archives!

Archives objectsIs your office space, lab, or department relocating to another area on campus at UT Southwestern? Are you downsizing to a different space, or discovering stray photos while preparing to move? The UT Southwestern Archives within the Library welcomes donations of materials related to the history of medicine in North Texas. Examples include:

  • UT Southwestern-produced documents that pertain to the campus’ overall functions, operations, and goals and objectives
  • Photographs of UT Southwestern faculty, staff, or students or of the campus or affiliated hospitals
  • Papers of or pertaining to individuals or groups who have made notable contributions to UT Southwestern
  • Newspaper or magazine clippings pertaining to UT Southwestern and its faculty, staff, students, or campus
  • Items pertaining to the history of St. Paul Hospital from its founding in 1894 to the present
  • Selected newsletters, reports, etc., from UT Southwestern University Hospitals (includes the Zale Lipshy and St. Paul hospital buildings), Parkland Health & Hospital System, Children’s Medical Center, or UT Southwestern Austin Programs
  • UT Southwestern student yearbooks, yearly school bulletins, scrapbooks, and more
  • Documents and other items about Texas physicians
  • Medical artifacts that illustrate the history of medicine

By donating items like these to the Archives, you help extend the documentation about the history of the campus, medicine in North Texas, and general medical history. Generally, donated items will be preserved, arranged, described, and utilized in a variety of ways. Some items may be digitized and made publicly-available. Other items may be placed on exhibit within the Library or made available upon request to researchers.

Before making a donation or if you have questions about donations, contact Cameron Kainerstorfer at 214-648-7675, or complete the online Ask Us form.