August Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library

marcello2MARCELLO MALPIGHI (1628-1694). De pulmonibus observationes anatomicae. In Thomas Bartholin’s De pulmonum substantia & motu diatribe, Copenhagen, 1663

Marcello Malpighi

Marcello Malpighi

Anatomist, embryologist, physiologist, and microscopist, Malpighi was instrumental in the development of embryology and histology and also a great microscopic anatomist.

Malpighi made many scientific contributions, but many  consider his discovery of the pulmonary circulation the most important.

De pulmonibus observationes anatomicae was initially written in the form of two letters to Borelli at Pisa.  Malpighi described his microscopic studies of the lung of a living frog. Malpighi showed that the lungs were vesicular in nature and described how the branches of the trachea terminate in the alveoli.

In the final letter, he presented his description of the capillaries which he observed linking the arterial and the venous circulation. In so doing, he provided the final proof of the validity of Harvey’s theories on the circulation of the blood.

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University of Iowa Libraries Open Access Policy Statement

On June 18, 2015 the University of Iowa Libraries adopted an Open Access Statement.  Library staff will make their publications freely available and ensure long-term preservation and findability.  This policy complements the Libraries’ support of open access to scholarship.

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University of Iowa Libraries Open Access Policy Statement

On June 18, 2015 the University of Iowa Libraries adopted an Open Access Statement.  Library staff will make their publications freely available and ensure long-term preservation and findability.  This policy complements the Libraries’ support of open access to scholarship.

For more information about scholarly publishing, open access and author’s rights, please see our guide.

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Search for biomedical and pharmaceutical information using Embase – free workshop Tuesday, July 7, 10-11am

EMBASE is a biomedical and pharmaceutical database containing bibliographic records with abstracts. Although there is overlap with records from PubMed, there are also many unique records. This hands-on session will show you how to conduct basic searches using EMBASE’s quick search box, how to conduct searches using EMTREE subject headings, and how to use subheadings for drug and disease topics.

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4th of July Holiday hours @Hardin

Thursday, July 2 7:30am-6pm
Friday, July 3 Closed for holiday
Saturday, July 4 Closed for holiday
Sunday, July 5 12pm-9pm
regular hours resume

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Lighting Being Upgraded in the Information Commons

The Information Commons East is closed through Friday, July 10 for the installation of new lighting, as well as heating and cooling work.   The East Commons will reopen from Saturday, July 11 through Sunday, August 9, but will close again August 10-August 14.  The West Commons remains open during construction in the East Commons.

The West Commons will receive similar upgrades this summer and will be closed from July 13-July 31. The East Commons will be open during this time.

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Lighting Being Upgraded in the Information Commons

The Information Commons East is closed through Friday, July 10 for the installation of new lighting, as well as heating and cooling work.   The East Commons will reopen from Saturday, July 11 through Sunday, August 9, but will close again August 10-August 14.  The West Commons remains open during construction in the East Commons.

The West Commons will receive similar upgrades this summer and will be closed from July 13-July 31. The East Commons will be open during this time.

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June Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library

wood block cut from Margarita phiilosophica by ReischGREGOR REISCH (ca. 1467-1525). Margarita philosophica. 2nd ed. [Freiburg?: Johannes Schottus, 1504].

Reisch was a Carthusian prior at Freiburg and confessor to Emperor Maximilian I, as well as assistant to Erasmus.  Margarita philosophica, might be called the first modern encyclopedia. Its twelve divisions cover the trivium, the quadrivium, and the natural and moral sciences.

The illustrations are fine examples of wood-block cutting, and include music, a large folding map of the Eurasian continent and parts of Africa, and astronomical, astrological, and zoological figures.  The book so popular sixteen editions were made in the 17th century.  This edition, the second edition, was preceded by the first edition of 1503.

wood block prints from Margarita philosophica

wood block prints from Margarita philosophica by Reich

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