Posts Categorized: Historical Collections

Von Frieling’s Green Butter Salve

Authored by Emily Bowden, Historical Collections Assistant at the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library From wedding dresses to embalmed lice, Historical Collections has its share of the unexpected, including some items you could describe as downright odd. Recently a new set of unusual objects in the collection came to our attention. In the early 20th… Read more »

Bloodletting Exhibit

Breathing a Vein: The History of Bloodletting in American Medicine will be on display from October 7 to November 21 in the lobby of the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library. Bloodletting, an ancient medical treatment, was widely practiced in the United States well into the nineteenth century. Although it no longer enjoys the dominant position… Read more »

History of the UVA Health System Exhibit

One of the Health Sciences Library’s permanent exhibits recently received some much needed love and care. Since 2001, the exhibit “Celebrating 100 Years. A Legacy of Care. A Framework for the Future.” has hung in a heavily-used corridor near the hospital’s main cafeteria. The exhibit tells the history of the University of Virginia Health System and… Read more »

Artifacts from Historical Collections: Memories of the 8th Evacuation Hospital

Authored by Emily Bowden, Historical Collections Assistant at the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library Earlier this summer, Historical Collections made the news when two brothers visited the library to see the wedding dress worn by their mother, Lt. Hilda “Frankie” Franklin. Franklin was a 1938 graduate of UVA’s Nursing School and a member of the… Read more »

“Frank L. Lowther: Enlisted Man, Fledgling Archivist” Now On Display in the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library

Frank L. Lowther: Enlisted Man, Fledgling Archivist will be on display from June 18 to September 1 in the lobby of the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library. The exhibit features items from the library’s collections that were owned by Frank L. Lowther. Lowther was an enlisted man in the 8th Evacuation Hospital Unit, a UVA-sponsored unit… Read more »

Frank L. Lowther: Enlisted Man, Fledgling Archivist

This post was written by Historical Collections Assistant Janet Pearson. It will be published in the Virginia Heritage blog on June 11, 2014. Frank L. Lowther was an enlisted man with the United States 8th Evacuation Hospital sponsored and organized by the University of Virginia. Private Lowther traveled with the 8th Evac as the mobile unit trained… Read more »

Artifacts from Historical Collections: Forgotten Views of the University of Virginia Hospital

A few months ago, the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library scanned a collection of around 30 glass plate negatives dating from the 1920s and 1930s. Many of them show subjects that are very recognizable to the library’s historical collections staff. There is a portrait of a former dean, a view of the Old Medical School… Read more »

Medicine’s Michelangelo: The Life and Art of Frank H. Netter, M.D.

On March 25, 2014, the University of Virginia will host “Medicine’s Michelangelo: The Life and Art of Frank H. Netter, M.D.”, a presentation by Francine Mary Netter. The artwork of Frank H. Netter has been featured in countless medical publications over the past 80 years and, today, Netter’s illustrations of human anatomy are still widely… Read more »

Artifacts from Historical Collections: World War I Photograph

  The Claude Moore Health Sciences Library is fortunate to have in its collections a number of photographs that document the experiences of University of Virginia students, alumni, and faculty during World War I. The image here is a part of one such photograph that hangs in the historical collections reading room. It shows members… Read more »