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Thanksgiving Break Hours @Hardin Library Sunday, Nov. 20-Saturday Nov. 26

Hardin Library will be open shorter hours during the Thanksgiving break.
Regular hours resume Sunday, November 27.





Increase your efficiency with PubMed | Workshop Wednesday, Nov. 16, 1-2pm

PubMed is the National Library of Medicine’s index to the medical literature and includes over 26 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.

Wednesday, November 16th, 1:00 – 2:00pm (Information Commons East)

Register online or by calling 319-335-9151.

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Tour health science mobile resources | workshop Tuesday, Nov. 15, 1-2pm

Take a tour of some new (and some well-established) apps for your mobile device or smart phone! At this informal brown bag technology meeting, you’ll not only be shown a variety of tools for both academic and clinical use but also invited to share your own examples and experiences. If you don’t have a mobile device, don’t worry: The only necessary smart device is you!

Tuesday, November 15th 1:00 – 2:00pm (Information Commons East, 2nd Floor)

No time for the workshop?  See our mobile resources guide.  Many apps are provided free from library subscriptions including DynaMed Plus and UpToDate.

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History of Torture | History of Medicine Lecture by Robert Rakel, MD | Thursday, Nov. 17, 5:30pm

The University of Iowa History of Medicine Society November lecture by Robert Rakel:
The History of Torture, including the experience of Janusz Bardach 

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Robert Rakel, Professor Emeritus, Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston

Thursday, November 17
2117 MERF (Medical Education Research Facility


Torture has existed for most of recorded history.  Until the 2nd Century torture was only used on slaves, on the assumption that slaves could not be trusted to reveal the truth voluntarily.

This talk will focus on doctors who torture, and those who are tortured because they refuse to participate.  Stanley Milgram’s classic study at Yale showed how easily ordinary people can become torturers.

Recent atrocities will be discussed: Russian gulags under Stalin, Germany during WWII, the British in Northern Ireland, and The United States.

Janusz Bardach, MD worked at The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and wrote two books about his experiences as a gulag prisoner.

Please consider donating online to the University of Iowa History of Medicine Society to sponsor events.

Nazi prisoners in concentration camp at Sachsenhausen, 1938 photo from NARA

Nazi prisoners in concentration camp at Sachsenhausen, 1938
photo from NARA

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 call Janna Lawrence at 319-335-9871.


Library closed Saturday, November 12 for home football game

The 24-hour study area will remain open when the library is closed.  Apply for access to the study at the Information Desk.

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