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Harold Williamson to speak on the History of the Dept. of Pharmacology


The University of Iowa History of Mediciine Society invites you to hear:  Harold Williamson speak on The History of the Dept. of Phamacology at the Univ. of Iowa.  Thurs. Sept. 27, 5:30-6:30, Room 401 Hardin Library.

Learn about the first 100 years of the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Iowa. The department traces its origins to 1870, when Dr. Philo Judson Farnsworth was appointed to the chair of materia medica, the name of the first offering on drugs. The first two heads of the department (Drs. Farnsworth and Chase) were practicing physicians in Iowa. During their tenure the presentation of drugs moved from materia medica to pharmacology. Beginning with the third head of the department (Dr. Plant), appointments were made to those who had extensive experimental training and research became prominent.



West Side / Instructors…become an ICON Insider after class this Thursday

Do you want to be more efficient using ICON and other instructional technologies?
Need to increase communication and collaboration with students?

Become an ICON Insider with survival training from Information Technology Services.  Learn tips, tricks, and the inside dope on surviving and thriving using ICON.

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Session is Thursday, September 21 from 12-1 in Information Commons East, Hardin Library.




Hardin Library closed on home football game Saturdays

The Hardin Library is closed all day every Saturday there is a home Iowa football game.

This year the library is closed:    

picture of Iowa football

photo by indoloony


  • September 8
  • September 15
  • September 22
  • September 29
  • October 20
  • November 10

The library is closed because public transportation is re-routed or slower due to crowds of football fans.  All parking lots are reserved for football fans or on-call staff at UIHC.  Walking or riding a bike is difficult on the West Campus before and after football games.

The 24-hour study will be open to those who have access cards.


Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room, August 2012

REINIER DE GRAAF (1641-1673). Tractatus anatomico-medicus de succi pancreatici natura & usu. Leiden: Ex officina Hackiana, 1671.

Graaf, a Dutch anatomist and physiologist, was celebrated for his work on digestion as well as on the anatomy of the genital organs of both sexes. He was an early investigator of the pancreas and collected the pancreatic juice of dogs by means of artificially created pancreatic fistulae.   more…