Posts Categorized: Historical Collections

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 Virginia during World War I, the exhibit highlights images and artifacts from the library’s historical… Read more »

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 of the posts will contain content that has been previously published by the Claude Moore… Read more »

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 of the posts will contain content that has been previously published by the Claude Moore… Read more »

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, opium, cocaine, and marijuana.   In addition to six exhibit banners, the library is proud… Read more »

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 of the posts will contain content that has been previously published by the Claude Moore… Read more »

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 of the posts will contain content that has been previously published by the Claude Moore… Read more »

Gray’s Anatomy: Past and Present

Gray’s Anatomy has been considered to be a landmark of medical literature ever since Drs. Henry Gray and H.V. Carter published the first edition in 1858. Still going strong in 2008, Elsevier celebrated the 150th anniversary of the work by publishing a 40th edition in both print and electronic formats.  The publication of a 41st… Read more »

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 questions. Where were they produced? When were they made? What is written on them? Eric… Read more »

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 of London was the last major outbreak in a long string of bubonic plague epidemics… Read more »