Author Archives: Dan Cavanaugh

New Exhibit: Base Hospital No. 41

A new exhibit will be on display in the main lobby of the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library from September 14, 2015 to February 1, 2016 . Featuring Base Hospital No. 41, the medical unit sponsored by the University of … Continue reading

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Finlay’s Theory

This post is the fifth in an ongoing series about the history of the U.S. Army Yellow Fever Commission and the historical context of its work. The posts are and will become pages of a revamped online exhibit about the Commission. Some … Continue reading

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The Havana Commission

This post is the fourth in an ongoing series about the history of the U.S. Army Yellow Fever Commission and the historical context of its work. The posts are and will become pages of a revamped online exhibit about the Commission. Some … Continue reading

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New Exhibit: Pick Your Poison

The Claude Moore Health Sciences Library is now hosting a new travelling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine. Pick Your Poison: Intoxicating Pleasures and Medical Prescriptions examines shifting attitudes in the United States towards five mind-altering drugs: tobacco, alcohol, … Continue reading

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Yellow Fever in the United States

This post is the third in an ongoing series about the history of the U.S. Army Yellow Fever Commission and the historical context of its work. The posts are and will become pages of a revamped online exhibit about the Commission. Some … Continue reading

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The Symptoms and Epidemiology of Yellow Fever

This post is the second in an ongoing series about the history of the U.S. Army Yellow Fever Commission and the historical context of its work. The posts are and will become pages of a revamped online exhibit about the Commission. Some … Continue reading

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Introduction to the History of the U.S. Army Yellow Fever Commission

This post will be the first in an ongoing series that will tell the history of the U.S. Army Yellow Fever Commission and the historical context of its work. The posts are and will become pages of a revamped online … Continue reading

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New Information about Medieval Manuscript

Earlier this year, staff members at the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library discovered two manuscript leaves from a medieval European work hidden in our collections. At the time we did not know much about the manuscripts and we had many … Continue reading

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Records from the Great Plague of London

Post contributed by Emily Bowden, Historical Collections Assistant at the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library   In 1665 an unwelcome but not unfamiliar visitor stalked the streets of London, bringing with it widespread sickness, fear, and death. The Great Plague … Continue reading

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New Historical Photographs Collection Now Available

Post contributed by Historical Collections Assistant, Emily Bowden Processing of the UVA Health System Marketing Communications collection (MS-68) was completed last month, and an online guide detailing the contents of the collection is now available through the Virginia Heritage database. … Continue reading

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