New Book List

Book Stacks

Critical appraisal of epidemiological studies and clinical trials

Janeway’s immunobiology

Modern infectious disease epidemiology

Public health law : power, duty, restraint

Robbins basic pathology

Strauss-Wisneski Indigenous and Integrative Medicine

The treatment of PTSD with Chinese medicine : an integrative approach

Waring History of Medicine

From clinic to concentration camp : reassessing Nazi medical and racial research, 1933-1945

Featured book for April


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

“Mary Shelley’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

Art from CU Denver|Anschutz Medical Campus Community 2017


Art from the CU Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus Community is an exhibition presented by the Exhibits Committee of the Health Sciences Library.

There are many talented artists on our campuses! This juried annual exhibition is an opportunity for us to learn about our talented co-workers, faculty, staff, and students.

Exhibit dates: January 5 – March 31, 2017
Opening Reception: January 26, 2017, 3 pm – 5 pm in Gallery
Location: Health Sciences Library, Gallery, 3rd Floor (directions and parking)

Beer Talk & Tasting: A 2-part Event


DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry

The Health Science Library hosts a combined beer talk and tasting event during our
National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit on Tuesday, October 18th.

From 4:00-4:50pm in the 3rd Floor Reading Room there will be a talk given by Robert Sclafani,
from the SOM Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics department, entitled – “Yeast and Humans in Civilization: the science behind a long-standing fermented relationship.”

Light snacks will be provided.

From 5:00-6:00pm we’ll visit Ursula Brewery on Montview Boulevard where David Olson, the Headbrewer, will be on hand to give tours and answer questions.

There will be a tasting of one of the beverages produced onsite.

Space is limited, please register at

DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry


On Display September 19 to November 6, 2016 in the 3rd floor Library Gallery

From DNA to Beer: The exhibition illustrates the history of this dynamic relationship among
microbes, medicine, technology, and industry, which has spanned centuries.

The exhibition is accompanied by MillerCoors historic advertisements, and original artwork, Good Times, by Gordon Snidow.
An exhibit of home-brewing equipment will also be on display

This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine and the
Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.  

Featured Special Collections book for October


The Answer to the Riddle is Me

by David Stuart MacLean

What if you had to reconstruct your identity from scratch?

“On October 17, 2002, David MacLean ‘woke up’ on a train platform in India with no idea who he was or why he was there. No money. No passport. No identity.
Taken to a mental hospital by the police, MacLean then started to hallucinate so severely he had to be tied down. Soon he could remember song lyrics, but not his family, his friends, or the woman he was told he loved. All of these symptoms, it turned out, were the result of the commonly prescribed malarial medication he had been taking. Upon his return to the States, he struggled to piece together the fragments of his former life in a harrowing, absurd, and unforgettable journey back to himself. …”

Medical Humanities/3rd floor Special Collections
WM 173.7 M163a 2014