Physicians as Collectors | History of Medicine Lecture | Thursday, Sept. 28, 5:30pm | Hardin Library

Hardin Library for the Health Sciences and the University of Iowa History of Medicine Society invite you to a lecture by Elizabeth Yale,  PhD, History of Science, Harvard University.

Elizabeth Yale, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor, UI Center for the Book

Bring out Your Dead (Papers)! Early Modern Medical Practitioners as Archivists and Collectors

Thursday, September 28
5:30-6:30pm
401 Hardin Library for the Health Sciences

 

Early modern physicians built their libraries as dynamic, interactive information resources. They constructed their collections over many years, buying and inheriting books old and new. Alongside their books, they generated and passed on valuable caches of written records, including correspondence and medical casebooks.

This talk considers physicians as collectors of books and papers: what can their use of these materials tell us not only about their medical practices, but also their varied pursuits as naturalists, editors and authors, scientific reformers, and museum founders.

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

Donate online to Hardin Library for the Health Sciences.

University of Iowa History of Medicine Society calendar 2017/2018

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.

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Major, Chirugia Infusoria | Blood Transfusion | September 2017 Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library

JOHANN DANIEL MAJOR (1634-1693). Chirurgia infusoria. Kiel: Sumptibus Joh. Lüdervvald, Impremebat Joach. Reumannus, 1667.

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Johann Daniel Major (1634-1693)

Major, a native of Breslau, Germany, received his second medical degree at Padua in 1660. He practiced medicine at Hamburg and Wittenberg before being appointed the first professor of medicine at Kiel in 1665.

Major was a physician, a naturalist, collector, and founder of museology.

There is some controversy with regard to priority in blood transfusion, but Major may be clearly credited with the first successful injection of a medicinal substance into the vein of a human in 1662. In the Prologue to this work, he explains his general intent and illustrates with a striking woodcut his method of performing intravenous infusion. In the Prodome, he reviews the work of other investigators who used animals and substances such as wine, water, and poisons in their experimentation with transfusion.

Major also argues the merit and originality of his own work with humans. His work included both blood transfusion and the injection of medicinal substances. Also included in the book are letters to Major from contemporaries who criticized his work and compared it with their own research. Major discusses their arguments and provides substantiation for his work.

Read First Blood Transfusion: A History by Elizabeth Yale, Department of History, University of Iowa.

Image from Chirurgiae Infusoriae in John Martin Rare Book Room Collection. This is the third reprint of the book originally published in 1664.

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.

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ORCiD Workshop | Tuesday, Sept. 19, 11am-1pm | Link all your research together!

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What is ORCID? Why would you want one?
This session will discuss ORCID, how researchers can benefit from having one, and how ORCID connects with other information systems. This will also be a hands-on workshop where everyone will have the chance to create their own ORCID and learn the most efficient ways to populate their profile with their publications.

Our next session:
Tuesday, September 19th, 11:00am-12:00pm, East Information Commons

 

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.

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EndNote can help you manage citations | Workshop Wednesday, Sept. 13, 9-10am

EndNote is a reference management tool that helps you to easily gather together your references in one place, organize them, and then insert them into papers and format them in a style of your choosing. This session will walk you through the basics of using EndNote to collect and format your citations. The class will be hands-on and there will be time for questions at the end.

EndNote Desktop is available free to faculty, staff, and graduate students affilited with UI.

For individual instruction on this topic, please contact your liaison librarian.

Our next sessions:
Wednesday, September 13, 9-10am, East Information Commons, 2nd Floor
Thursday, November 2, 12-1pm, East Information Commons, 2nd Floor

Register online or by calling 319-335-9151.

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.

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Hardin Open Workshops this month: PubMed, EndNote, ORCiD, Systematic Reviews, Scholarly Impact

schedule of workshops

Hardin Open Workshops are free and open to anyone!  Register online or by calling 319-335-9151.

9-12 PubMed, 11am-Noonschedule of workshops
9-13 EndNote Desktop, 9-10am
9-14 Systematic Reviews part 1, 10-11am
9-19, ORCiD *new*, 11am-Noon
9-20, Measure scholarly impact, 10-11am
9-21 Systematic Reviews, part 2, 10-11am

No time for the workshop?  Contact your subject specialist for individual instruction.

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.

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Hardin Library Labor Day Holiday Hours

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Hardin Library will be closed Monday, September 4 for the Labor Day Holiday.  Hardin Library will be closed Saturday, September 2 for the home Iowa football game.

Hours:

Friday, September 1 Regular hours    7:30am-8pm
Saturday, September 2 CLOSED home football
Sunday, September 3 Shorter hours    Noon-9pm
Monday, September 4 CLOSED Labor Day US holiday
Tuesday, September 5 Regular hours resume    7:30am-Midnight
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End of summer by Arcaion @pixabay.com

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Hardin Library Labor Day Holiday Hours

picture of sunset with plants

Hardin Library will be closed Monday, September 4 for the Labor Day Holiday.  Hardin Library will be closed Saturday, September 2 for the home Iowa football game.

Hours:

Friday, September 1 Regular hours    7:30am-8pm
Saturday, September 2 CLOSED home football
Sunday, September 3 Shorter hours    Noon-9pm
Monday, September 4 CLOSED Labor Day US holiday
Tuesday, September 5 Regular hours resume    7:30am-Midnight
picture of sunset with plants

End of summer by Arcaion @pixabay.com

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Hardin Library closed for all Iowa home Football Games

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Hardin Library for the Health Sciences is closed for all home UI football games.

Saturday, September 2
Saturday, September 16
Saturday, September 23
Saturday, October 7
Saturday, October 28
Saturday, November 4
Saturday, November 18

The 24-hour study will be open to those who have access.  Parking is not available before and during the games and Cambus and City buses run on a game-day schedule.  The Main Library and other campus libraries will be open.  Other library hours

picture of Kinnick stadium

Kinnick Stadium, Nov 12, 2016

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Hardin Library closed for all Iowa home Football Games

picture of Iowa football

Hardin Library for the Health Sciences is closed for all home UI football games.

Saturday, September 2
Saturday, September 16
Saturday, September 23
Saturday, October 7
Saturday, October 28
Saturday, November 4
Saturday, November 18

The 24-hour study will be open to those who have access.  Parking is not available before and during the games and Cambus and City buses run on a game-day schedule.  The Main Library and other campus libraries will be open.  Other library hours

picture of Kinnick stadium

Kinnick Stadium, Nov 12, 2016

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