JACQUES FABIAN GAUTIER D’AGOTY (1717-1785). Anatomie de la tête. Paris: Chez le sieur Gautier, M. Duverney, Quillau, 1748.
Gautier, a French printmaker, was an assistant to Le Blon and, like Ladmiral, claimed the color printing process as his own. Gautier published some ten collections of colored plates of various portions of the anatomy, and he was the first person to print anatomical plates in color on a large scale.
Choulant writes that “his anatomic illustrations . . . impress the critical observer with their arrogance and charlatanry and do not recommend themselves to the student of anatomy either for their faithfulness and reliability or for their technique” (Choulant-Frank, p. 270).
The dissections and preparations for the eight large figures in this atlas of the anatomy of the head were prepared by Joseph Guichard Du Verney, and some of the plates are among the most elaborate produced by Gautier, especially notable for the intricate network of blood vessels which are meticulously indicated by direct color printing.
This extremely rare work is an important piece of book and anatomic illustration. You may view this work 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.
The Hardin Library will be closed Monday, January 19 for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The library will be open 10am-6pm Saturday and Noon-9pm Sunday. The library will begin regular semester hours, opening at 7:30am on Tuesday.
The University of Iowa History of Medicine Society invites you to hear Christopher de Boer, MS, 2nd year Carver College of Medicine Student and winner of the Robert D. Sparks Writing Contest.
Mr. de Boer will speak on “The Price of Pain: Examining Global Inequality in Palliative Care and a Human Rights Response” on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 5:30pm-6:30pm in the Medical Education Research Facility (map) room 2117.
For more information on the History of Medicine Society, or to donate, please see: http://hosted.lib.uiowa.edu/histmed/index.html .
Iowa Research Online had an impressive 1,506,333 items downloaded in 2014. When all supplemental content is included, this number increases to 1,558,358!
While most use came from the United States, 15% of the use came from other places, including the United Kingdom, India, Canada, Germany and Australia, and 187 other countries.
Our theses and dissertations are downloaded more than anything else in IRO. All together, they total close to 60% of the total downloads!
Almost one third of the total downloads come from our books, journals and magazines. Walt Whitman Quarterly Review and Medieval Feminist Forum receive the most use.
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Construction on the Main Library Exhibit Space – Room 1001 next to Shambaugh Auditorium – begins on Monday, December 22nd. Workers will be installing barriers and pathways inside and outside the north entrance, with demolition also scheduled to begin next week and continue over winter break.
At this point in time, at least one north door will remain available for entry and exit, although this may be closed off at any time depending on construction. Outside the north entrance, crews will be fencing off a perimeter that will include part of the pedway and encompassing the bike rack area. The bike racks may be relocated, but no decision has been made at this time. The construction perimeter will be used to locate a crane (for roof work), a dumpster, and a trailer for management, staging, and materials.
Primary demolition work is scheduled to occur during winter break with construction continuing through August 2015. We will keep you informed as the project moves forward.
Thank you for your patience!
Each week we will highlight one of the many databases we have here at the Pomerantz Business Library.
The database: FAITS – Faulkner Advisory for IT Studies
Where to find it: You can find it here, and under F in the databases A-Z list.
Use it to find (from their brochure):
- Technology tutorial reports – provide intelligence about emerging and mature technologies
- Marketplace reports – offer an excellent way to stay current on all the latest trends and advances in the IT and communications market segments
- Implementation guide reports – provide users with the know-how to keep a project running on a budget
- Standards reports – examine the major IT and communications standards and protocols currently in place
- Product profile reports – provide a concise summary of the leading products and suppliers, examine product strengths and limitations, and analyze current pricing strategies
- Company profile reports – review business goals, sales and marketing strategies, and financial stability of the leading vendors
- Comparison and selection guide reports – offer the intelligence user need to make the best product and service selections
- Topics include: IT infrastructure, Telecom, Technology vendors, Linux/Open source, Healthcare IT topics, Wireless communication, Data networking, etc.
Tips for searching:
- Start with a simple search in the search bar, or
- Browse by topic or report type
- Take a look at the “help with searching” page for additional suggestions – link above the search bar
Want help using FAITS ? Contact Willow or Kim and set up an appointment.
Are you starting a new research paper or project and looking for a way to manage your references? Then join us for this useful and informative workshop about EndNote! EndNote is a citation management program supported by the UI Libraries. The web version is available for free to the entire UI community and the desktop client is available for free to UI faculty, staff, graduate and professional students.
Wed, Dec 3 12:30-1:20
3rd floor Sciences Library
In this workshop, you will learn how to:
- Sign up for (or download) EndNote for free!
- Transfer existing references from other services to EndNote;
- Export references from popular databases for importing into EndNote;
- Use EndNote to organize and share references;
- Use EndNote to format a bibliography in one of thousands of different styles;
- Use the Cite While You Write plugin for Microsoft Word;
- Get help when you need it!
This workshop is free and open to all UI students, faculty and staff. There is no need to register. If you have any questions, please contact Sara Scheib at email@example.com or (319) 335-3024.