Medical History Innovation : Selected Pioneers | John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin | Open House, Thurs. March 31, 4-7pm


Curie. Traité de radioactivité. 2 vols. Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1910.

Visit the annual Open House in the John Martin Rare Book Room at Hardin Library on Thursday, March 31 from 4-7pm.

34 books will be on display, with a focus on medical innovations from 1527-1936.

For more information on the History of Medicine Society, or to donate, please see:



Learn to find nursing and allied health literature | CINAHL | Workshop March 1, 11am-12pm

CINAHL_Plus_Logo-04This hands-on session will demonstrate how to use CINAHL effectively to find high quality nursing and allied health literature.
Learn to select the most appropriate search terms and practice searching.
Open to all skill levels!
Our session is:
Tuesday, March 1, 11am-12pm

No time for the workshop?  Request a personal session or sign up for our other workshops online.

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Contagion | Film and Panel Discussion | Hardin Library Film Series | March 24, 6pm

contagion box

RSVP for Hardin Library’s second film screening and panel discussion as a part of our inaugural film series! We’ll be showing the film at Hardin Library for the Health Sciences beginning at 6pm on Thursday, March 24th. If you are able to join us, please RSVP online contagion box

We will be screening Contagion, a feature film that offers a realistic portrayal of a pandemic in the 21st century. Joining us for our panel discussion will be Dr. Loreen A. Herwaldt from the Department of Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Dr. Margaret Chorazy from the Department of Epidemiology.

Come for the feature film and movie snacks, stay for a stimulating discussion about global pandemics and the public-health response to such a crisis. For more information about the film or the panelists, please go to:

The screening will be held in Room 401 in Hardin Library.
Directions & parking
Bus? Take Pentacrest Cambus to VA Loop stop.


ClinicalKey available for iOS and Android mobile devices


ClinicalKey provides access to more than 1100 medical texts published by Elsevier, articles from more than 500 journals, practice guidelines, drug information, and patient education handouts. Users must log in to (free for UI affiliates) personal accounts to download PDFs.

1. Open the App Store on your mobile device.
2. Search for “ClinicalKey” and install at no charge.
3. Once in the app, two options will appear – Click on ClinicalKey.
4. Enter your username and password used for accessing PDFs.
If you do not have a username and password yet, follow steps 5-7.
5. Go to
6. Click on the Register link at the top right of the screen.
7. Create a personal account using your Iowa email.
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Authors workshop on scholarly publishing, rights, NIH public access | Thursday, Feb. 25, 11am-12pm

Janna Lawrence, Deputy Director of Hardin Library
Janna Lawrence, Deputy Director of Hardin Library

Janna Lawrence, Deputy Director of Hardin Library

The NIH Public Access Policy, which assures that all articles arising from NIH-sponsored research are freely available within a year after publication, is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to changes in the scholarly publishing.

Participants will learn more about these trends and to discuss experiences with publishing.

Workshop is  Thursday, February 25th, 11a-12p – East Commons, 2nd Floor.

Register online for this and our other workshops or by calling 319-335-9151.


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Gender, Memory & Authority in the Early Modern Medical Print Marketplace | Lecture, Thursday, Feb. 25, 5:30pm

Elizabeth Yale

Elizabeth Yale, Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Iowa Center for the Book, will give a talk on
Gender, Memory, and Authority in the Early Modern Medical Print Marketplace.
Thursday, February 25, 5:30-6:30pm
2117 Medical Education Research Facility (MERF) map

school of phylickIn 17th and early 18th-century Britain, medical practitioners, whether physicians, midwifes, apothecaries, or self-trained purveyors of astrological, chemical, and herbal remedies, built their careers out of a diverse range of activities.

They treated patients, made and sold medicines, wrote and published books, built collections of books and curiosities, and engaged in related scientific activities, such as natural history, chemistry, and experimental philosophy.

This talk will examine how and why medical practitioners engaged with print publication. Considering, in particular, cases of posthumous publication, Dr. Yale asks: how did medical practitioners establish (or attempt to establish) authority and authorship in the medical print marketplace?

This talk is sponsored by The University of Iowa History of Medicine Society, and is free and available to all.

Parking?  Use the Newton Road Ramp.

Cambus?  Take Pentacrest Route Bus to MERF/Newton Road Ramp

Donate to History of Medicine Society at UI

Scopus & Web of Science | Workshop Tuesday, Feb. 16 10am

Web of science

Scopus and Web of Science databases are multidisciplinary and allow you to measure scholarly impact. Most citations that are in EMBASE are also in Scopus.

This hands-on session will demonstrate:

1) how to quickly find the articles you need for you research or systematic review in each database
2) how to track an article’s cited and citing references in each database
3) how to find journal Impact Factors using the Journal Citation Index in Web of Science
4) how to determine an author’s H-index using Scopus.

Our next session is:
Tuesday, February 16th, 10-11a – East Commons

Register online or by calling 319-335-9151.  If this time doesn’t work for you, you may also request a personal session online.

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February Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library | Henri de Mondeville


Henri De Mondeville

Henri De Mondeville (ca 1260- ca 1320). Chirurgie. Paris: Felix Alcan, 1892.

Mondeville was born in Normandy and studied medicine in Paris and Montpellier before going to Bologna.  Italian surgeons were at a much higher status than in France at this time.

Mondeville’s chief work, the Cyrurgia, was written between 1306-1320 and contains his basic teachings.  This encyclopedia includes Mondeville’s views and practices of medical ethics, anatomy, surgery, physiology, and therapeutics.

Mondeville advocated cleanliness in treating wounds and was opposed to the use of salves.  He believed suppuration hindered wound healing and routinely used ligation instead of cautery.

The Cyrurgia was not published until 1892, when Pagel, after studying manuscripts in Berlin, Erfurt, and Paris, published the original Latin text.

You may view this book in the John Martin Rare Book Room, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences.  Make a gift to the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences by donating online or setting up a recurring gift with The University of Iowa Foundation.

picture from book

from Chirurgie by Henri de Mondeville


Find relevant articles faster | PubMed workshops

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.
Our sessions this semester:


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