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.

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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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Solar Eclipse Viewing @Sciences Library (East Campus) | 11:30am-3pm, Monday, August 21

total exclipse graphic from NasaOn Monday, August 21st 2017, a solar eclipse will be visible in the United States. During this rare event, the moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and therefore blocks the light of the Sun. In Iowa City, we can observe a partial eclipse. The Sun will be 92% obscured by the Moon. The partial eclipse will begin at 11:46 am CDT, reach maximum eclipse at 1:12 pm, and end at 2:37 pm.

On campus from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM, the Department of Physics & Astronomy, the Sciences Library, and the Museum of Natural History are pleased to offer two eclipse viewing stations: On the Pentacrest and in the courtyard outside the Sciences Library. Each viewing station will be equipped with telescopes and free eclipse glasses. Faculty, staff, and student experts will be on hand to demonstrate safe viewing techniques and answer questions.

In case of cloudy skies or if you want to see a total solar eclipse, you can watch live video streams of the eclipse at https://www.nasa.gov/eclipselive. Or stop by the Sciences Library to watch on the big screen!

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Location: Science Library Courtyard: 120 E Iowa Ave
When: Monday, August 21st 2017
Times: 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Leslie Miller | The Resurrection Trade: Finding Poetry in Medical Archives | R. Palmer Howard Dinner, Friday, April 28, 2017

Leslie Miller, Department of English, University of St. Thomas

The University of Iowa History of Medicine Society invites you to the R. Palmer Howard Dinner for 2017.

Poet Leslie Adrienne Miller will speak on the resurrection trade.  The resurrection trade is the business of trafficking in corpses, one that makes anatomical art possible.  Miller delves into the mysteries of early anatomical studies and medical illustrations and finds stories of women’s lives–sometimes tragic, sometimes comic–as ex-posed as the drawings themselves.

The poems become powerful testimonies to women’s bodies objectified and misunderstood throughout history and bring a new truth to what she calls “the strange collusion of imaginary science and real art.”

Location: Kinnick Center, Radisson Hotel, 1220 1st Avenue, Coralville, Iowa
Friday, April 28, 2017
Reception at 6pm, cash bar with hors d’oeuvres provided
Dinner at 7pm
Presentation at 8pm

Please register and prepay by April 25.  Cost is $10 for students, $40 for everyone else.  Printable HOM 2017 Banquet Registration Form
Please consider donating online to the University of Iowa History of Medicine Society to sponsor events or student participation in the R. Palmer Howard Dinner.

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 contact Janna Lawrence in advance at 319-335-9871.

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Medicine, Shakespeare, and Books | Open House John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library | Thursday, March 23, 4pm-7pm

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Robert Burton
The Anatomy of Melancoly, 1624

The University of Iowa History of Medicine Society and the University Libraries invite you to the annual open house in the John Martin Rare Book Room.

Early Modern England: Medicine, Shakespeare & Books

Thursday, March 23, 2017, 4pm-7pm

John Martin Rare Book Room, 4th Floor, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences

37 books from 1531 to 1697 will be on display highlighting general medical beliefs, herbals, monsters, poisons and cures.  The books will also feature Shakespeare’s contemporaries and doctors in Shakespeare’s plays.

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Wolfsbane
Henry IV, Part II

 

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Directions to Hardin Library.
Limited metered parking available behind library.  Newton Road Parking Ramp 1 block away.

Cambus: take Pentacrest route to VA Loop or Newton Road Ramp stops.

 

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.