Category Archives: Historical Collections

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 … Continue reading

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Artifacts from Historical Collections: The Yellow Fever Comic

Move over Avengers. Move over X-Men. There is a new team of superheroes in town and they are gearing up to save the world. They are the U.S. Army Yellow Fever Commission! Most people associate comic books with the exploits … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Artifacts from Historical Collections: Ruth Beery’s Uniform Jacket

  This uniform jacket was worn by Ruth Beery, who served as the chief nurse of the U.S. Army’s 8th Evacuation Hospital Unit during World War II. The 8th Evacuation Hospital was sponsored by the University of Virginia and, between … Continue reading

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Artifacts from Historical Collections: Wooden Surgical Doll

We don’t have a confirmed date for her, but are guessing she was made in the 1890s to early 1900s.  She is made of wood with metal “joints,” stands about 12 inches tall, and is a highlight of the many … Continue reading

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Harry Potter’s World Comes to CMHSL

In 1997, British author J. K. Rowling introduced the world to Harry Potter. Millions of readers have followed Harry to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry where he discovers his heritage, encounters new plants and animals, and perfects his … Continue reading

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New Life for an Old Book

The Historical Collections department at the Claude Moore Health Sciences library houses many rare and beautiful books, and recently, thanks to an award from the Southeast Atlantic region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, one of their most … Continue reading

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New Traveling Exhibit from the National Library of Medicine Features African Americans in Civil War Medicine

“No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.” – Maya Angelou Over the past three years, the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library has … Continue reading

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New Exhibit – “And there’s the humor of it”: Shakespeare and the four humors

A new display in the Library’s Lobby explores the role played by the four humors in Shakespeare’s plays. Come see this exciting exhibit in-person from March 15 – April 26th. Continue reading

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Health Sciences Library Co-Sponsors Medical Center Hour on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Spectrum

This week’s Medical Center Hour is co-sponsored by the History of the Health Sciences Lecture Series. We are looking forward to listening to the speaker, Janet Golden, from the Department of History at Rutgers University-Camden, who will discuss “Message in … Continue reading

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