Clinical mobile apps | Technology Tour & Meet Up | Wednesday Feb. 15, 2-3pm

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!

Wednesday, February 15th, 2:00pm-3:00pm (East Information Commons) 

Matt Regan, Clinical Education Librarian

Register online or by calling 319-335-9151.

No time to meet up?  See what we have available free for you from the library on our guide!  (UpToDate, DynaMed Plus, John Hopkins ABX, FirstConsult and more!)

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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Evolution of University of Iowa Urology Department 1915-1949 | History of Medicine Lecture | Thursday, Feb. 23

The University of Iowa History of Medicine Society invites you to a lecture by Charles Hawtrey, M.D., Professor Emeritus, Department of Urology, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

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Charles Hawtrey, MD

The Evolution of University Urology as a Reflection of University Priorities  

Thursday, February 23, 2017
5:30pm-6:30pm
2117 MERF (Medical Education and Research Facility)

Dr. Hawtrey will review trends in the Urology Department and the University, focusing on 1915-1949, the Alcock Era.    He will highlight the impact of the Flexner Report, changes in university buildings and the evolution of teaching and research practice.

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

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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University Hospital opened in 1899. This building is now called Seashore Hall.

 

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Pietro D’Abano | February 2017 Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library

Pietro D’Abano painting by Justus van Gent

PIETRO d’ABANO (1250-1315?). Conciliator differentiarum philosophorum et medicorum. Venice: Gabriele di Pietro, for Thomas de Tarvisio, 1476.
Pietro d’Abano was an influential man of his time. A Paduan physician, philospher and astrologer, he was in demand for lectures and teaching.  Dante was among his pupils. For his heretical views he ran afoul of the Inquisition, but died before he could be executed.

The Conciliator is his greatest work. d’Abano presents the scattered medical knowledge, particularly from the Arabic and Grecian schools, in a series of questions with answers from both schools of thought.  d’Abano wanted truth to emerge and contradictions be resolved.  Among his important views presented in this book : air has weight, the heart is the source of veins and arteries, and that the brain is the source of nerves which convey sensation. The Library’s copy is decorated with two fine gilt and colored initials.

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.

PIETRO d’ABANO (1250-1315?). Conciliator differentiarum philosophorum et medicorum. Venice: Gabriele di Pietro, for Thomas de Tarvisio, 1476.

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Pietro D’Abano | February 2017 Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library

Pietro D’Abano painting by Justus van Gent

PIETRO d’ABANO (1250-1315?). Conciliator differentiarum philosophorum et medicorum. Venice: Gabriele di Pietro, for Thomas de Tarvisio, 1476.
Pietro d’Abano was an influential man of his time. A Paduan physician, philospher and astrologer, he was in demand for lectures and teaching.  Dante was among his pupils. For his heretical views he ran afoul of the Inquisition, but died before he could be executed.

The Conciliator is his greatest work. d’Abano presents the scattered medical knowledge, particularly from the Arabic and Grecian schools, in a series of questions with answers from both schools of thought.  d’Abano wanted truth to emerge and contradictions be resolved.  Among his important views presented in this book : air has weight, the heart is the source of veins and arteries, and that the brain is the source of nerves which convey sensation. The Library’s copy is decorated with two fine gilt and colored initials.

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.

PIETRO d’ABANO (1250-1315?). Conciliator differentiarum philosophorum et medicorum. Venice: Gabriele di Pietro, for Thomas de Tarvisio, 1476.

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Health News from the Greater Midwest Region (GMR) Office @Hardin Library | February 2017

The GMR Office is using its Facebook page to help members make connections between health news and available National Library of Medicine (NLM) resources and databases.

Health news is presented to us daily and the GMR Office hopes to increase health literacy by linking these current health issues to a variety of resources to help its members get the most out of their healthcare.

NPR published “Caring For A Loved One At Home Can Have A Steep Learning Curve,” which stated that about 44 million Americans are unpaid family caregivers, such as parents, children, and spouses caring for their elderly, sick, or disabled loved ones. The article mentions that many of these family caregivers don’t receive enough training to properly provide care.

The GMR Office posted the article to its Facebook page and directed readers to NLM 4 Caregivers, a collection of over 16 health databases from the specialized information services branch of the NLM and NIH. These include ClinicalTrials.gov to help caregivers find and research clinical trials; Pillbox, which can help caregivers identity unlabeled or lost medications; and the Drug Information Portal to help caregivers look up side effects, the manufacturer’s drug label, and references to the drug in scientific journals.

Many consumers aren’t aware of the vast variety of free and trusted health resources available through the NLM, but the GMR hopes to remind its members of their existence, one news story at a time.

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Need help organizing your citations and writing papers? | EndNote Desktop workshops this Spring @Hardin Library

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.

Our sessions this semester:
Thursday, February 2nd, 10:00-11:00am (East Information Commons, 2nd Floor, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences)
Thursday, March 9th, 10:00-11:00am (East Information Commons, 2nd Floor, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences)
Register online or by calling 319-335-9151.

EndNote Desktop is available FREE from the UI Libraries to all graduate students, faculty and staff.  Download your own copy.

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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Graduate Students, Faculty & Staff: Be more efficient with PubMed | Free workshops!

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.
Our sessions this semester:
Tuesday, January 24th, 2:00pm-3:00pm (East Information Commons)
Thursday, February 9th, 10:00am-11:00am (East Information Commons)
Wednesday, March 1st, 2:00pm-3:00pm (East Information Commons)
Monday, April 3rd, 1:00pm-2:00pm (East Information Commons)

Register online for any of our open workshops!

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Dr. Richard Shope, Flu Research Pioneer | History of Medicine Lecture | Thursday, Jan. 26

The University of Iowa History of Medicine Society invites you to a lecture by Russell Currier, Past President, American Veterinary Medical History Society.

Iowa’s Richard Edwin Shope MD: His Contributions to Influenza Research and One Medicine/Health

Thursday, January 26, 2017
5:30pm-6:30pm
2117 MERF (Medical Education and Research Facility)

Richard E. Shope, MD

Richard E. Shope MD (1901-1966) was a pioneer microbiologist who investigated a variety of human and animal diseases. Dr. Shope joined the laboratories of the Rockefeller Institute at Princeton to work with Dr. Paul Lewis, the discoverer of polio virus.

In 1928, he left tuberculosis research to investigate hog cholera where he observed his first outbreak of swine influenza. Later he isolated the virus from pigs and its co-pathogen “Haemophilus influenzae suis”, and postulated that the swine virus was related to the human 1918 pandemic virus.

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

 

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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Library closed Monday, January 16 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day | Regular hours resume Tuesday, January 17

Poster designed by Tabitha Wiggins and IMU Marketing & Design

The Hardin Library will be closed on Monday, January 16 for the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday.

The University of Iowa celebrates with the MLK Day of service event on Monday, January 16, and celebrates human rights week with a variety of events across campus.

Poster designed by Tabitha Wiggins and IMU Marketing & Design

Poster designed by Tabitha Wiggins and IMU Marketing & Design

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John Hunter | History of the Human Teeth | January 2017 Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library

John Hunter. 1813 painting by John Jackson

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John Hunter. 1813 painting by John Jackson

John Hunter in an 1813 painting by John Jackson

JOHN HUNTER (1728-1793). The natural history of the human teeth. London: Printed for J. Johnson, 1771.

John Hunter was an anatomist and surgeon, practicing in London. His tireless energy helped him to overcome whatever obstacles his educational and cultural lacks may have provided. “Hunter remains one of the great all-round biologists like Haller and Johannes Müller, and with Paré and Lister, one of the three greatest surgeons of all time. . . . Hunter found surgery a mechanical art and left it an experimental science” (Fielding H. Garrison).

One of Hunter’s most important works was this treatise on the teeth. This book was the first scientific study of the teeth and is basic to all modern dentistry.

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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