New e-book: Medicine Science and Dreams : The Making of Physician-Scientists

Medicine Science and Dreams : The Making of Physician-Scientists

Description: “Physician-scientists are unusual creatures. While we are drawn to the clinical challenges of our patients, we are also drawn to the opportunities that our patients’medical problems bring to science. This book contains the unique experiences and encounters that drew 20 accomplished physician-scientists to this profession. These personal stories are those of people and circumstances that have had profound effects on our career decisions, our creative opportunities, and our lives. These stories also serve to highlight the lessons learned along the way and the distinct attributes of these women and men of medicine and science. Our combined hope is that our collective biographies will enhance the public understanding of our profession, will move people from medicine to science and from science to medicine, and will inspire those who are contemplating this extraordinary profession. “It is a rare gift to benefit from the collective wisdom of so many individuals at the same time. These physician scientists have provided readers with helpful advice and thoughtful encouragement. The interesting and thought provoking essays in Medicine Science and Dreams can be read and digested one at a time or all at once in sequence. They provide lessons to be learned by any physician-scientist, whether just starting out or in the middle of a research career. Schwartz has done readers a great service and has added to the legacy of these prominent and successful physician-scientists.”

-Book review in JAMA, September 7, 2011—Vol 306, No. 9 by Derek S. Wheeler, MD

New Books List

Book Stacks

Accidental courage, boundless dreams : the true story of one family’s search for healing after the death of their young son and how they learned to deal with loss by celebrating life

A first book for understanding diabetes : a companion book to “Understanding diabetes”

Health, United States, 2008 : with special feature on the health of young adults

Rattle : poems

The best of the Bellevue literary review

Strauss-Wisneski Indigenous and Integrative Medicine

The health benefits of medicinal mushrooms

Waring History of Medicine

Oatam Marca : the Indian doctor

Featured book for April


Monstrous progeny : a history of the Frankenstein narratives
by Lester D. Friedman and Allison Kavey

“Mary Sheeley’s 1818 novel Frankenstein is its own type of monster mythos that will not die, a corpus whose parts keep getting harvested to animate new artistic creations. …Monstrous Progeny takes readers on a fascinating exploration of the Frankenstein family tree, tracing the literary and intellectual roots of Shelley’s novel from the sixteenth century and analyzing the evolution of the book’s figures and themes into modern productions. …Along the way, media scholar Lester D. Friedman and historian Allison B. Kavey examine the adaptation and evolution of Victor Frankenstein and his monster across different genres and in different eras. In doing so, they demonstrate how Shelley’s tale and its characters continue to provide crucial reference points for current debates about bioethics, artificial intelligence, cyborg lifeforms, and the limits of scientific progress. Both thought-provoking and entertaining, Monstrous Progeny offers a lively look at an undying and significant cultural phenomenon. …”

Medical Humanities/3rd floor Special Collections
WZ 330 F9113m 2016

Colorado Open Scholarship Series

Heather Joseph and Nicole Allen of SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) will be talking about all things related to open scholarship April 10-14th. The Health Sciences Library will be live-streaming some of their talks in TL-3 (Teaching Lab 3). Come and learn about open data, open access publishing, open educational resources and more! Times, dates and topics:


April is National Stress Awareness Month! (And HSL is going to help you get through it)

In addition to the many other health observances coming up in April, we are also at the beginning of National Stress Awareness Month. National observance or not, we know that stress levels are rising all across campus as finals loom large.

The Health Sciences Library would like to help you make April 2017 a productive, happy, and fun month despite the workload you may be experiencing. Throughout the month, we will be posting on our social media channels about stress-management strategies, information, resources, and fun study break ideas among other things.

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For our first installment of Stress-Reduction tips, we want to show you some of the best study-spots in the library – according to research. This article (you will need to be signed into Off-Campus access to view the full version) discusses a study of college students in which attention and study spot selections were interrogated. The findings suggest that views of nature, especially of unobstructed nature, were highly restorative.

We don’t have any completely unobstructed views since there are so many fabulous things going on in so many large buildings around campus, but we have some beautiful views nonetheless. Take a peek at these spots that you may not have thought to study in before!


Sit in the armchairs facing the window in the Special Collections room – usually very quiet, and no eating is allowed so there will be no one crunching potato chips from the next desk! Right now there’s a gorgeous view of the very tops of those flowering trees.


Perhaps the most striking room to study in is the Tower Room, which is available for studying when an event isn’t being hosted there. There’s a large circular table for lots of friends/study buddies and beautiful views of the big trees in the courtyard.



The 2nd Floor study rooms on the west side have lovely views of the courtyard and its many resident squirrels.


Works Cited:
Felsten, Gary. “Where to Take a Study Break on the College Campus: An Attention Restoration Theory Perspective.” Journal of Environmental Psychology 29.1 (2009): 160-67. Science Direct. Web. 1 Apr. 2017.




What are your 3 library wishes?

Library Wishes Genie LampIf the Library Genie granted you three library wishes, what would they be?  Now you have the opportunity to let us know!

Submit your three wishes to the library genie today!  Your wishes will be anonymous, but if you’d be willing to talk more with us about your wishes you can include your name and e-mail address.

  • Are there resources or services you’d like to see the library offer?
  • Has the library implemented enhancements that you’d like to see more of?
  • How could the library better assist you with your research, education or clinical needs?