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Lecture on Pain, Global Inequality, Palliative Care and Human Rights at MERF January 22

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.

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


Trending Articles feature now available in PubMed Commons

PubMed Commons recently added a new feature: trending articles.  You can see a continuously updated list of which articles had new activity.

PubMed Commons



Library closed Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

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.



Winter Holiday hours @Hardin Library

photo by Larry Krause

photo by Larry Krause

Special Hours – Winter Break
Saturday, December 20 10:00am – 2:00pm
Sunday, December 21 Noon – 4:00pm
Monday – Wednesday, December 22-24 7:30am – 6:00pm
Thursday – Sunday, December 25-28 CLOSED
Monday – Wednesday, December 29-31 7:30am – 6:00pm
Thursday, January 1 CLOSED
Friday, January 2 7:30am – 6:00pm
Saturday, January 3 10:00am – 2:00pm
Sunday, January 4 Noon – 4:00pm
Monday – Thursday, January 5-8 7:30am – 9:00pm
Friday, January 9 7:30am – 6:00pm
Saturday, January 10 10:00am – 2:00pm
Sunday, January 11 Noon – 4:00pm
Monday – Thursday, January 12-15 7:30am – 9:00pm
Friday, January 16 7:30am – 6:00pm
Saturday, January 17 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday, January 18 Noon – 9:00pm
Monday, January 19 CLOSED

Pet a Dog! Friday, December 12, 5:00-6:30 pm at Hardin

Mr. DogTake a break from studying for finals to pet a dog from Therapy Dogs of Johnson County.  The dogs (and their owners) will be at Hardin Library on Friday, December 12, 5:00-6:30, in Room 401, across from the elevator on the 4th floor. Please join us for a little down time!


Thanksgiving Hours @Hardin Library

picture of pumpkin pie

photo by browniesfordinner@flickr

Thanksgiving Hardin Library Hours

Saturday Nov. 22 Closed/Football
Sunday Nov. 23 Noon-9pm
Monday Nov. 24 7:30am-6pm
Tuesday Nov. 25 7:30am-6pm
Wednesday Nov. 26 7:30am-6pm
Thursday Nov. 27 Closed/Thanksgiving
Friday Nov. 28 Closed/Football
Saturday Nov. 29 10:00am-2pm
Sunday Nov. 30 Noon-Midnight
regular hours resume


24 hour study available when library is closed

Information Commons closes 15 minutes before the building


Vesalius Turns the Page on Ancient Medicine Lecture @Hardin Library Thursday, November 20

portrait of VesaliusThe University of Iowa History of Medicine Society, The Classics Department, and the Center for the Book invite you to a lecture by Daniel Garrison, Emeritus Professor, Department of Classics, Northwestern University on “Vesalius Turns the Page on Ancient Medicine.”  The lecture is free and open to the public.  The lecture will be held on Thursday,  November 20 from 5:30pm-6:30pm at The Hardin Library for the Health Sciences.

This talk concentrates on the procedural contributions Vesalius made in his 1543 De humani corporis fabrica. Vesalius began his medical studies at the University of Paris, which was still a conservative institution that relied heavily on readings from Galen and later Medieval summaries and required little or no dissection, even of animals. Vesalius introduced a new regimen at the University of Padua that called for  dissection by the students  and visual testing of anatomy rather than dependence upon books.

from De humani corporis fabrica

Skeleton from De Humani Corporis Fabrica

De humani corporis fabrica is one of the most important anatomy books ever published, and the John Martin Rare Book Room owns a first edition.  You may view this book or others from our collection by visiting the John Martin Rare Book Room.  Some images are also available in the Iowa Digital Library.

Donate to the History of Medicine Society.







Making the transition from RefWorks to EndNote? Learn how @Hardin Library this fall

As the University of Iowa moves to EndNote as its official citation management solution, we at Hardin are here to help with the transition from RefWorks (or any other tool).  At this quick workshop, you will learn how to collect your citations and bibliographic data and then import it into EndNote.

Our upcoming sessions at Hardin Library, Information Commons East, 2nd floor:
Wednesday, November 12, 2:30-3pm

Thursday, November 20, 10:30-11am

Tuesday, December 9, 9:30-10am

Register online:

No time for class? Just need a little help?  See our guide:

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PTSD Exhibit at Hardin through December

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Hardin Library for the Health Sciences has an exhibit on post traumatic stress disorder up through December.  The exhibit includes a time-line of the history of PTSD from 2000 BC-present, and resources for patients or clinicians. AboutFace from the Veteran’s Administration has videos available with personal stories from veterans with PTSD.


Learn how to use Scopus & Web of Science @Hardin Library Friday, November 7


Scopus is a multidisciplinary database with substantial international coverage. All citations that are in EMBASE are also in Scopus. Scopus also allows you to track an article’s cited and citing references. Come to this hands-on session and learn how to search Scopus systematic reviews.

Web of Science is a citation database which covers over 10,000 journals. Web of Science specializes in citation tracking so this hands-on session will concentrate on how to do cited reference searches to find articles that cite your work. The session also demonstrates how to use the Journal Citation Index and find impact factors for journals in your discipline.

This workshop is free and available to all. Register online for this or any of our other workshops: .

This workshop will be at Hardin Library, Information Commons East, 2nd Floor from 10am-11am.