Category Archives: Historical Collections

New Historical Photographs Collection Now Available

Post contributed by Historical Collections Assistant, Emily Bowden Processing of the UVA Health System Marketing Communications collection (MS-68) was completed last month, and an online guide detailing the contents of the collection is now available through the Virginia Heritage database. … Continue reading

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Online Medical Artifacts Collection Reaches 400 Images

  This week the UVA Online Medical Artifacts Collection was expanded to incorporate an additional 33 artifacts, bringing the total number of artifacts in the digital collection up to 400. The recent expansion showcases even more of the fascinating and … Continue reading

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Online Yellow Fever Collection has a New Home

Last week the Philip S. Hench Walter Reed Yellow Fever collection found a new home in the University of Virginia Library catalog (Virgo). The digital collection, which the University has hosted online for almost 15 years, is a rich archive that … Continue reading

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New Exhibit: Fabric of the Human Body

In commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the birth of Andreas Vesalius, the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library presents a new exhibit: The Fabric of the Human Body. Vesalius, a Renaissance anatomist, transformed the study of anatomy and medicine in … Continue reading

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That Dread Disease

Members of the public are invited to attend the opening of That Dread Disease: A History of Tuberculosis in Virginia, 1870-1920 in the main lobby of Claude Moore Health Sciences Library on Friday April 24, 2015 at 4:00 PM. That … Continue reading

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Hidden Medieval Manuscript Found in Library

Historical collections staff at the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library have discovered two pages from a medieval European manuscript hidden among its rare books. The pages, which remain unidentified, were found when a University of Virginia medical student requested to … Continue reading

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Library’s Medical Artifacts Now Online

Beginning this week, researchers will be able to view from the comfort of their homes some of the rare and unique medical artifacts housed at the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library. A new online resource, the University of Virginia Medical … Continue reading

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Andreas Vesalius Turns 500

From 12:30 to 1:30 on Wednesday, January 21 join us in the Jordan Hall Conference Center for the first Medical Center Hour Presentation of 2015, Celebrating Modern Anatomy’s Birthday: Andreas Vesalius Turns 500. Medical historian Luke Demaitre will describe the … Continue reading

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Christmas at Base Hospital 41

Four years after the famous Christmas Truce of 1914, the first post-WWI Christmas was a season of mixed emotion. Coming quickly on the heels of the November 11th Armistice, the holidays of 1918 were a time when relief and celebration … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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