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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Nov 5: NLM History of Medicine Lecture on antibiotics

 
You are cordially invited to the next NLM History of Medicine lecture, to be held on Wednesday, November 5, from 2pm to 3pm in the NLM Visitor Center in the Lister Hill Center, Building 38A, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD. Scott Podolsky, MD, Director of the Center for the History of Medicine, Countway Library, Harvard University, will speak on "Antibiotic Pasts and Futures: Seven Decades of Reform and Resistance."
 
Antibiotics served as the leading edge of the post-World War II wonder drug revolution. But from the beginning, they also served as the leading edge of concerns regarding the irrational development and use of the wonder drugs. Rising apprehension over antibiotic resistance and the prospect of a post-antibiotic era have drawn attention to the possible means of preventing such an "apocalypse." Making extensive use the Archives & Modern Manuscripts Collections at NLM, including the papers of James Goddard, Herbert Ley, and John Barlow Youman, this talk narrates the history of antibiotic reform from the 1940s onward, and it explores the evolving relationships between industry and academia, town and gown, and education and regulation, as reformers have attempted to promote a rational and enduring antimicrobial therapeutics.
 
All are welcome.
 
Sign language interpretation is provided. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate may contact Stephen Greenberg at 301-435-4995, e-mail greenbes@mail.nih.gov, or the Federal Relay (1-800-877-8339).
 
Due to current security measures at NIH, off-campus visitors are advised to consult the NLM Visitors and Security website:
 
 
Sponsored by:
NLM's History of Medicine Division
Jeffrey S. Reznick, PhD, Chief
 
Event contact:
Stephen J. Greenberg, MSLS, PhD
Coordinator of Public Services
History of Medicine Division
National Library of Medicine, NIH
 
 


 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Civil War images on Flickr

Before I left the Museum, I got a few hundred of the Civil War photographs online. An article featuring them went online today.






Hyperallergic
Civil War Portraits of the Broken Bodies Sent Home
On the National Museum of Health and Medicine's Flickr Commons, portraits of these wounded soldiers show the grim resilience, military pride, and ...









Friday, October 17, 2014

Battlefield Surgery 101 catalog available electronically for the first time

Battlefield Surgery 101: From The Civil War To Vietnam


Part 1
Patient Flow in a Theater of Operations
Dave Ed. Lounsbury, MD, FACP
Colonel, Medical Corps, US Army
Director, Borden Institute (Office of The Surgeon General, US Army)

Part 2
Twentieth Century Warfare and the Evolution of American Battlefield Surgery
Ronald F. Bellamy, MD , FACS
Colonel, US Army, Retired
Military Medical Editor, Borden Institute (Office of The Surgeon General, US Army)

Part 3
Selected Photographs From BATTLEFIELD SURGERY 101: From the Civil War to Vietnam based on the Exhibit by J. T. H. Connor, Michael G. Rhode, and J. Carey Crane

This catalogue was prepared by the Borden Institute (Office of The Surgeon General, US Army) in support of the exhibit BATTLEFIELD SURGERY 101: FROM THE CIVIL WAR TO VIETNAM at the National Museum of Health and Medicine of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology

Thursday, October 9, 2014

World War I lecture by Army medical historian online



The audio and slides from W. Sanders Marble's lecture, "Mending The Casualties of WWI: The Army Rehabilitates The Wounded, 1918-1920," has been posted to the Bullitt History of Medicine Club website: http://www.med.unc.edu/bhomc/schedule-of-speakers/sched

Michael North of NLM interviewed

Early Latin American Medicine in the NLM Collections

by Circulating Now
http://circulatingnow.nlm.nih.gov/2014/10/08/early-latin-american-medicine-in-the-nlm-collections/

Michael J. North spoke today at the National Library of Medicine in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month on "Early Latin American Medicine in the NLM Collections." Mr. North is Head of Rare Books and Early Manuscripts in the History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine. Circulating Now interviewed him about his work.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Dr Francis Medical Museum news

State commission to consider handing over ownership of Jacksonville museum
Officials of the Alabama Historical Commission will meet Tuesday to discuss the possibility of handing over the Dr. Francis Medical Museum — the ...

Monday, October 6, 2014

Medical Heritage Library User Survey

The Medical Heritage Library is looking to gain first-hand information from our users. We've designed a very short – really! – survey that you can find here: http://www.medicalheritage.org/2014-user-survey/ It should only take about ten minutes at most to complete.

 

We want to know how people are finding our collection and what they're using in it – or what they're not using in it because it isn't there. Please help us get to know our users better and plan more intelligently for the future of our collaboration.

 


Sunday, October 5, 2014

VOA looks at the Mutter Museum

Get 'Disturbingly Informed' at Museum of Medical Monstrosities
Mega Colon, or Hirschprung's Disease, occurs when the muscles receive no signals to contract and move waste through the system, causing chronic ...

Monday, September 8, 2014

Sept 23: The Visual Culture of Medicine & Its Objects

Symposium

The Visual Culture of Medicine & Its Objects

September 23, 2014

Riggs Library, Georgetown University

Organizers: Keren Hammerschlag (Georgetown University),

Michael Sappol (National Library of Medicine)

 

 

 

                                                                          

 

 

 

 

The Department of Art & Art History at Georgetown University, in collaboration with the History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine (National Institutes of Health), presents an interdisciplinary symposium dedicated to critically and creatively examining medical objects, broadly conceived. Presenters from diverse scholarly and professional backgrounds will undertake close readings of medical objects in a variety of media and genres—book illustrations, paintings, sculptures, pamphlets, photographs, instruments, motion pictures and more—from the collections of the National Library of Medicine, Georgetown University, and other repositories. Our aim is to encourage new ways of engaging with objects that sit at the intersection between art and medicine. The outcome, we hope, will be a broadened conception of how the visual and notions of visuality function or falter in medical practice past and present.  The program can be found online at http://art.georgetown.edu/story/1242756485205.html


All welcome but numbers are limited. Please register by emailing: keren.hammerschlag@georgetown.edu

 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sept 2: NLM History of Medicine Lecture

Dear Colleagues,
 
You are cordially invited to the next NLM History of Medicine lecture, to be held on Tuesday, September2, from 2pm to 3pm in the Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD. Dr. Julia Hallam, University of Liverpool, will help celebrate the opening of NLM's newest exhibition, Pictures of Nursing: the Zwerdling Postcard Collection. The project encompasses a special display, future traveling banner exhibition, an online presence with education resources, and a digital gallery highlighting 585 postcards from the Zwerdling collection of postcards about nurses and nursing. Dr. Hallam will discuss her work with the collection and the exhibit.
 
All are welcome.
 
Sign language interpretation is provided. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate may contact Kenneth Koyle at 301-496-5407, e-mail ken.koyle@nih.gov, or the Federal Relay (1-800-877-8339).
 
Due to current security measures at NIH, off-campus visitors are advised to consult the NLM Visitors and Security website:
 
 
Sponsored by:
NLM's History of Medicine Division
Jeffrey S. Reznick, PhD, Chief
 
Event contact:
Kenneth M. Koyle
Deputy Chief
History of Medicine Division
National Library of Medicine, NIH

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Monday, August 18, 2014

Two Army Medical Museum letters from J.J. Woodward


Today, I ran across a photocopy from some old research I'd done, and experimented with putting it online at the Medical Heritage Library. If there's interest, I can scan more.

Letter from J. J. Woodward to Bowditch on Army Medical Museum - Army Medical Museum
Dr. Joseph Woodward writes to Dr. Bowditch expressing his opinion on the use of the medical museum in determining the causes of disease. He also expresses appreciation for the Surgeon General's Library. Original in National Museum of Health and Medicine's OHA 28: Curatorial Records: Woodward Letterbooks.

Letter from J.J. Woodward To Joseph Henry On Comparative Anatomy Books - Army Medical Museum
Dr. Joseph Woodward writes to Joseph Henry of the Smithsonian Institution asking for books on animals for the Museum's comparative anatomy collection with the books to be added to the Surgeon General's Library. Original in National Museum of Health and Medicine's OHA 28: Curatorial Records: Woodward Letterbooks.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Johns Hopkins considering a history of medicine certificate

from Christine Ruggere, Associate Director, Institute of the History of Medicine & Curator, Historical Collection ​ at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine:​

 The Department of the History of Medicine of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is currently developing a set of online courses in the history of medicine in order to provide greater access to the study of that subject.  Mapped out over time, the courses will also be part of a larger project creating an online certificate program and an online Masters' degree in the history of medicine.   One of our main goals is to provide graduate-level teaching in the field to interested health care students/professionals and others who are otherwise unable to take a year or two away from their work to pursue a degree in person or who wish to take just a few courses at their own convenience.  In order to have our degree programs certified by the state of Maryland, we are required to submit results from a survey indicating any interest in these programs.   It is a very short, quick survey: http://www.johnshopkinssurveys.com/se.ashx?s=705E3F16491130AA.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Thai medical museum in the news



Bangkok Post
'Dark tourism' creeps out Thailand
Originally established as a teaching venue for the school's medical students, Siriraj Medical Museum today is increasingly better known as a tourist ...



Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A new book on World War II VD posters is out

7.16.14 / THE ART OF VD PROTECTION

http://www.printmag.com/daily-heller/the-art-of-vd-protection-posters-of-world-war-ii/

The National Museum of Health and Medicine has a large collection of b&w copy photographs of these type of posters.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014