Due to the winter storm, the Health Sciences Library will be closing today at 6pm. Our large after-hours study space will be available after 6pm to anyone with a UVA Health System ID.
The after-hours space has study rooms, study carrels and tables, white boards, large monitors, computers (including access to EPIC), browsing magazines, and a charging station.
Video recordings for the UVA Medical Center Hour are freely available on YouTube back to 2009. Currently, the most viewed video is “Normal at Any Cost: Tall Girls, Short Boys, and the Medical Manipulation of Height,” which was presented by Susan Cohen and Christine Cosgrove on March 31, 2010. The complete run of Medical Center Hour YouTube recordings can be found at https://www.youtube.com/user/UVAMCH/videos?flow=list&view=0&sort=dd.
Historical collections staff at the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library have discovered two pages from a medieval European manuscript hidden among its rare books. The pages, which remain unidentified, were found when a University of Virginia medical student requested to view a book in the library that was printed in 1550. Staff members pulled the volume for the student and found that the boards from the book’s binding were detached from the spine and cover, thus revealing two medieval manuscript pages. Library staff members believe that the book binding is original and that the manuscript pages had remained hidden inside the binding for over 450 years. It was common in the early years of printing for European book binders to use old manuscripts as binding material.
Until this week, staff members had believed that the oldest object in the Health Sciences Library was a printed book from 1493, but this latest discovery may prove that even older works have been with us all along. The library is now working to translate, date, and identify the new finds and will publish what staff members discover in the Moore Library News at a later date.
Need a place to get away to do research, study, or just decompress? Your Claude Moore Health Sciences Library can be that place. Noise canceling headphones and banker’s lamps are now available for checkout at the Service Desk. Match those items with one of our study rooms with digital displays, and you can design the environment of your choice. Please contact our Service Desk at 434-924-5444 for additional information.
Your Health Sciences Library recently purchased a charging kiosk and placed it in the after-hours area for 24/7 access. (The kiosk is located in the far end of the largest room in the after-hours space.) Please try it out and let us know what you think about it.
These apothecary scales from 1820 are one of the over 350 items that can be viewed online in the UVa Medical Artifacts Collection.
Beginning this week, researchers will be able to view from the comfort of their homes some of the rare and unique medical artifacts housed at the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library. A new online resource, the University of Virginia Medical Artifacts Collection, displays over 350 artifacts from the library that relate to the history of medicine and the UVa health system.
The digital collection is made available to researchers through the University of Virginia Library’s online catalog, Virgo. Researchers can employ facets in Virgo to search just the artifact collection or they can discover individual items in the collection using subject or keyword searches of the entire library catalog. For example, the term “8th Evacuation Hospital”, when entered in the catalog’s basic keyword search field, will retrieve artifacts in our collection related to the hospital, as well as related photographs from the UVa Visual History collection, and related books in our stacks. Users can also download images of the artifacts directly from Virgo for republication and personal use. (more…)
From 12:30 to 1:30 on Wednesday, January 21 join us in the Jordan Hall Conference Center for the first Medical Center Hour Presentation of 2015, Celebrating Modern Anatomy’s Birthday: Andreas Vesalius Turns 500. Medical historian Luke Demaitre will describe the life and accomplishments of the famed Renaissance anatomist, Andreas Vesalius, and discuss his role in the development of modern medicine.
After the program, the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library will share the 1555 edition of Vesalius’ masterpiece, On the Fabric of the Human Body in Jordan Hall. We will also be serving cake to celebrate the 500th birthday of the “father of modern anatomy”.
A GoPro camera is now part of the Health Sciences Library’s growing collection of innovation support equipment. The HERO3+ Silver Edition captures 1080p60 video and 10MP photos at speeds of up to 10 frames per second. It comes with a water-proof case and accessories that include a helmet mount and head strap.
To reserve the GoPro, either call our Service Desk at 434-924-5444 or use our self-service reservation form. You must have a valid UVA Health System ID to reserve and checkout the camera.
The book titles listed below have recently been added to the Library’s growing collection of electronic books. Click on a linked book title below to browse a table of contents or to read the full-text. A more comprehensive list of e-books available can be found on the Library’s E-Books page. Do you want to recommend the purchase of a book for the Library’s collection? You can submit your requests by using our online Purchase Recommendation form.
2015 Intravenous Medications , 31st edition
Anesthesia: A Comprehensive Review, 5th edition
Annual Review of Genetics
Annual Review of Immunology
The Bethesda Handbook of Clinical Oncology
Biopsychosocial Practice: A Science-Based Framework for Behavioral Health Care
Cancer Prevention: Dietary Factors and Pharmacology
Conn’s Current Therapy 2015
Cummings Otolaryngology, 6th edition
Current Diagnosis & Treatment: Pediatrics, 22nd edition
Deployment Psychology: Evidence-Based Strategies to Promote Mental Health in the Military
Diagnostic Techniques in Urology
Dying in America
Facilitating Patient Understanding of Discharge Instructions
Future Directions of Credentialing Research in Nursing
Graduate Medical Education that Meets the Nation’s Health Needs
Imported Infectious Diseases: The Impact in Developed Countries
Integrating Research and Practice
Laboratory Medicine: The Diagnosis of Disease in the Clinical Laboratory
Larsen’s Human Embryology, 5th edition
Medical Family Therapy and Integrated Care, 2nd edition
Medical Nutrition & Disease: A Case-Based Approach
The Mediterranean Diet: An Evidence-Based Approach
The National Children’s Study: An Assessment
Pediatric Urology for the Primary Care Physician
A Practical Guide to PTSD Treatment: Pharmacological and Psychotherapeutic Approaches
Robbins and Cotran Atlas of Pathology, 3rd Edition
Schwartz’s Principles of Surgery, 10th edition
Sherris Medical Microbiology, 6th edition
Stiehm’s Immune Deficiencies
Symptom to Diagnosis: An Evidence-Based Guide, 3rd edition
Treatment of Late-Life Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, and Substance Abuse
Wireless Device Use and Patient Monitoring Equipment in Any Healthcare Delivery Setting