New Book List

Bronchial asthma

Ethno medicinal plants of Raigad District, Maharashtra

Indigenous system of medicine in rural areas of Sikkim hills : a case study of Phalidara village in the district of Namchi, South Sikkim

Medicinal properties of selected plants used in Vrikshayurveda

Monograph on homoeopathic drug Cynodon dactylon (Dub grass).

Quality standards of Indian medicinal plants

Recasting unani medicine in Aliah Madrasah (1780-1947) : historical perspective

Reviews on Indian medicinal plants

Sahasrayogam : compendium of 1000 + Ayurvedic formulations : Sanskrit text with English translation and Prabhakara vyakhyanam

New Books 2018-03-01

Featured Book for January


Healing Herbal Teas

A complete guide to making delicious, healthful beverages

“…Want to customize your own herbal blends?  Mars, who is often applauded for her ability to bring together the wisdom of disparate healing traditions, shows you how, offering basic guidelines as well as theories from different cultures and eras.  And, as Mars explains, teas are not just for sipping!  For treating everything from wounds and rashes to sore muscles, colds and flu, and dandruff, try topical applications of tea.

If you become a true tea aficionado, you’ll want to share your passion by indulging in the high culture of tea: tea parties.  These events can be organized to welcome guests, to renew friendships, or to simply celebrate life.  Inside, you’ll find ideas for organizing tea parties, as well as Mars’ favorite recipes to serve with teas.”

3rd floor Special Collections, Indigenous
INDIG WB 438 M363h 2006

Featured book for October


Story by Philippa Perry

“Ever wanted an insight into counselling?  Or wished you could be a ‘fly-on-the-wall’ in a psychotherapy session?  Couch Fiction allows you to peep through the keyhole of the therapy room door and, more than that, read the minds of the protagonists…

Based on a case study of Pat (our sandal-wearing, cat-loving psychotherapist) and her new client, James (an ambitious barrister with a potentially harmful habit he can’t stop), this graphic novel follows the anxieties, frustrations, mind-wanderings and break-throughs of each, through a year of therapy sessions together. Beautifully illustrated and accompanied by succinct and illuminating footnotes, this book offers a witty and thought-provoking exploration of the therapeutic journey, considering a range of skills, insights and techniques along the way.”

Medical Humanities 3rd floor
WM 420 P464c 2010

Linda Susak – Landscape Painter

Grand Staircase

Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument 2017

October 2 – 31, 2017

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 5, 4-6pm
There will be a drawing for a free painting and food and drinks at the opening reception! Come by and check out my latest paintings!

Health Sciences Library Gallery, 3rd floor
University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus

Library address, directions and parking maps:

Passages – Sarah Van Beckum

Van Beckum flyer

The show ends on September 29, 2017. Join us in the Health Sciences Library Gallery as we display Sarah Van Beckum’s latest journey into abstracting nature’s forms.

The moods and whims of nature influence my work. Making art is a deeply engaging process. As an observer by type, my art can be quiet and contemplative or energetic and aggressive. Drawing from nature’s forms, ingrained from the countryside of my youth, painting is my search for meaning – Sarah Van Beckum

Phrenology – Mid 19th to early 20th century

From the 1840s to the 1920s, the popular medical movement of Phrenology took hold in the U.S. During this time phrenology was similar to pop-psychology. Phrenology was the pseudo-science that claimed to be able to identify a person’s character by the bumps on their skull. The ‘evidence’ was the belief that the brain was made up of 37 unique organs that each controlled a behavior or personality trait. Many practitioners of Phrenology, including most famously the Fowler family, believed that the organs could be exercised and a person could have a better and happier life. It also had contemporary critics and a sinister side.

The Health Science Library has several distinctive artifacts from the mid-19th to early 20th Century practice of Phrenology on exhibit. Please visit the second floor rotunda to experience the past of Phrenology.

Paul Andrews, MA
Collection Development