Posts Categorized: Historical Collections

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 their mission and the materials they collect and preserve. Historical Collections & Services at the… Read more »

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 War general, and plantation owner, George Washington. The exhibit examines some of the health issues… Read more »

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 »