JOHANNES DRYANDER (ca. 1500-1560). Anatomiae. Marburg: Apud Eucharium Ceruicornum, 1537.
Dryander (also known as Eichmann), professor of surgery at Marburg, was a friend of Vesalius and among the first anatomists who made illustrations after their own dissections.
This Anatomiae appeared six years before Vesalius’ great work. This was the first significant book on the anatomy of the head and contains 20 full-page woodcuts made from Dryander’s own dissections.
Sixteen of the plates are of the head and brain and were done to show successive stages of dissection. The first eleven plates appeared earlier in his Anatomia capitis humani (1536) and the remaining four plates of the chest and lungs were added as an appendix.
PubMed is the National Library of Medicine’s index to the medical literature and includes over 22 million bibliographic citations in life sciences. This one-hour session will show you how to improve your search results by using subject headings (MeSH) and advanced keyword searching techniques.
Meet Jacqueline Leskovec, Network Librarian for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine’s Greater Midwest Regional Office.
Jacqueline Leskovec, MLIS, MA, RN has been with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine since 2005. Her roles at the former office in Chicago evolved from Outreach and Communications Coordinator, Outreach and Evaluation Coordinator, and Outreach, Planning, and Evaluation Coordinator during that time.
Prior to her work at the Greater… Midwest Region, Jacqueline was on the faculty at the University of South Florida Area Health Education Center program, providing outreach services over a nine-county region. She was branch manager at the Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, IL. Before her foray into health sciences librarianship, Jacqueline worked for almost twenty years as a nurse.
In her new role, Jacqueline will enhance network membership by building upon current connections and creating new partnerships throughout the Greater Midwest Region and nationally.
Jacqueline will be working from her home office in Chicago and traveling to the office in Iowa City once monthly for staff meetings.
A long-time Sherlockian, Meyer’s writing prowess led to a best-selling novel,The Seven-Per-Cent Solution: Being a Reprint from the Reminiscences of John H. Watson, M.D.The novel, crafted by Meyer in a style faithful to the original series, follows Holmes through cocaine addiction and recovery. Meyerreceived an Oscar nomination for his screenplay of the novel.
Meyer will deliver a brief talk, titled The Last Man To Understand Anything. There will be a Q&A session afterward.
Leonard Nemoy and Nicholas Meyer on set during the shooting of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. The photo is archived in the University of Iowa Libraries’ Special Collections as part of a collection donated by Nicholas Meyer.
The Hardin Library hours will be reduced for interim and summer beginning on Sunday, May 15. Complete schedule of hours available online. A 24-hour study is available when the library is closed. Apply for access to the study at the reference desk.
As of May 1, Elizabeth (Liz) Kiscaden is the new Associate Director for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine’s (NN/LM) regional office, located atHardin Library for the Health Sciences. This office serves the Greater Midwestern Region (GMR), comprising of a ten-state area surrounding Iowa.
In her new role, Liz will be responsible for operations and staffing and will collaborate on strategic planning for the new program office. She will be located at the GMR officeon the second floor of Hardin Library, for which construction is still underway.
During her time at the University of Iowa, Liz served as the Head of Hardin Library Services and served temporarily as a Clinical Education Librarian. Prior to joining the University of Iowa, she was employed as the Library Director at Waldorf College, Forest City, Iowa and solo hospital librarian at Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa. Liz’s professional experience has centered primarily on library administration and biomedical information instruction for health professionals.
Liz enjoys living in Iowa City and taking advantage of events and activities offered through the University of Iowa. In her free time, she takes her dog cruising, enjoys the outdoors and watches old martial arts movies with friends.
JOHN DIX FISHER (1797-1850). Description of the distinct confluent, and inoculated small pox, varioloid disease, cow pox, and chicken pox. 2nd ed. Boston, 1834
Our copy has six vaccination needles inserted into the margins of two of the pages, seemingly indicating the book may have been used as a treatment room reference tool.
Fisher graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1825 and went to Paris where he spent the next two years studying under Laennec, Andral, and Velpeau. Fisher was present at Massachusetts General Hospital when ether was introduced into surgery and was one of the first to use it during childbirth.
Fisher founded the Perkins Institution for the Blind in Boston, was its physician, and was a proponent of education for the blind. The paintings from which the plates were engraved were made when Fisher was studying at Paris in 1825 and were available for this edition. The delicately colored plates, drawn from life, illustrate the various forms and stages of pox and varioloid disease as recognized by the author.
It’s crunch time. What are you going to do to get ready for your finals? Hardin Library can help.
1. Free coffee.
2. Free popcorn Friday and Saturday.
3. Visit therapy dogs on Friday!
4. Easy to schedule group study rooms.
5. Quiet computer lab: West Commons, 2nd Floor.
6. Entire quiet floor of study space: 4th Floor.
7. 24 hour study space when the library is closed.
8. Help! Our desk is staffed whenever the library is open.
9. Color printing.
10. Longer hours: library open until Midnight Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7.
Phil stands for philanthropy, and this year we celebrate on April 28. Hardin Library for the Health Sciences and the John Martin Rare Book Room exist because of generous gifts.
The John Martin Rare Book Room was started with a gift of Dr. Martin’s extensive collection of 3000 original, historical medical books from the 15th Century-present day. Dr. Martin also provided an endowment which helped further purchase new materials for the collection. The collection now numbers approximately 6500 items.
Dr. Robert C. Hardin envisioned the need for a comprehensive campus medical library while he was Dean of the College of Medicine. Dr. Hardin found donors to help with the construction of the Health Sciences Library. A photographic history of the library is available online.
Gifts to the Hardin Library can also be used to pay for renovations like new study rooms, modern furniture, or new technology like the One Button Studio.