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.
Dr. Jeff de la Beaujadiere, Data Management Architect at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will be speaking about research data. His talk: Open Data from NOAA and its Grantees will be held Thursday, April 21, from 10:30-11:30am in Room 348 (Illinois Room) of the Iowa Memorial Union.
Tuesday, April 19th, 10-11a – East Commons, 2nd Floor, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Janna Lawrence in advance at 319-335-9871.
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.
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.
Our next session:
Wednesday, April 13th, 10-11a – West Commons, 2nd Floor, Hardin Library
EndNote is a reference management tool that helps you to easily gather together your references in one place, organize them, and then insert them into papers and format them in a style of your choosing.
This session will walk you through the basics of using EndNote to collect and format your citations. The class will be hands-on and there will be time for questions at the end.
EndNote Desktop is available free to University faculty, staff, and graduate students.
Our next session:
Tuesday, April 12th, 2-3p – East Commons, 2nd Floor Hardin Library
Darlene Kaskie Technology and Communications Librarian, NN/LM, Greater Midwest Region
Please welcome Darlene Kaskie, our first Regional Medical Library (RML) librarian to join the team. Darlene will be serving as the Technology and Communications Librarian for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Greater Midwest Region (GMR) program office.
In her new role, Darlene will be managing the GMR website and social media, and handling communication for members in the ten state region. Darlene will be permanently located in the GMR offices, for which construction is still underway. Until that time, Darlene is in a temporary location at Hardin Library.
Previously, Darlene served as the Student Computer Services Librarian for the Law Library at the University of Iowa. In this role, Darlene assisted with technology and network services and served as the editor for the Law Library’s website. Darlene also worked as a temporary librarian for the University of Iowa Engineering Library, helping with marketing and educational outreach using social media.
Darlene received her MLS from Indiana University, Bloomington. Prior to joining the University of Iowa, Darlene worked as a managing research librarian for the law firms of Latham & Watkins in Chicago, McCutchen, Doyle Brown & Enersen (now known as Bingham McCutchen) in Los Angeles, and Beveridge & Diamond in San Francisco. Darlene researched corporate healthcare client information as a law firm librarian. Darlene is looking forward to discovering healthcare from the academic perspective in her new position.
Darlene’s husband teaches health policy for the College of Public Health, and their two daughters keep them busy with soccer, volleyball, and all things tween.
The purpose of this hands-on class is to introduce several resources found on the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office website that may be used to locate information on patents, trademarks and patent applications. Google’s patent searching feature will be also be highlighted as a source for finding information on patents. Taught by Kari Kozak (Head, Lichtenberger Engineering Library).
Tuesday, April 5th, 1-2p – East Commons, 2nd Floor, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences