Category Archives: Historical Collections

#ColorOurCollections

This week marks the second annual #ColorOurCollections event! #ColorOurCollections is a project launched last year by the New York Academy of Medicine Library. Inspired in part by the recent popularity of coloring books (even among adults!), #ColorOurCollections strives to take advantage … Continue reading

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New Exhibit: Frankenstein and the Secrets of Nature

Today Frankenstein’s reputation as a “monster story” has perhaps partially eclipsed the rich history of scientific inquiry, medical progress, and social evolution that underlies the text. Frankenstein was published in 1818, a time when a strong sense of scientific curiosity … Continue reading

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October is American Archives Month

  American Archives Month is a time to promote the work of archivists and celebrate archival collections around the country. From the National Archives in Washington, D.C., to local historical societies, institutions large and small use this month to highlight … Continue reading

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New Exhibit: George Washington & Medicine

The Claude Moore Health Sciences Library is currently hosting a new traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine. Every Necessary Care & Attention: George Washington & Medicine explores the role of medicine during the lifetime of first president, Revolutionary … Continue reading

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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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