Colorado Drugstore Bottles

Gold was discovered in Colorado in 1859, and a huge influx of prospectors flooded the territory to strike it rich.  Soon Denver, where some of the first traces of gold were found at the confluence of Cherry Creek and the Platte River, became the center of the much of the growth of what would become the state of Colorado.  The new settlers required the services of many professions to help them in their new lives, including doctors and pharmacists.  Soon, the local drugstore was an integral part of the community.

 

The local drugstore provided the medications locally compounded and placed in unique glass bottles that also served as advertisements.  The local drugstore served the people Colorado up until large chain drugstores began to buy local stores in the early 20th Century.

 

Visit the South 2nd floor landing to explore some of the Health Sciences Library’s collection of Colorado Drugstore Bottles.

 

Paul Andrews, MA

Collection Development

HSL Welcomes Rob Cincotta!

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On Tuesday, June 12th, the Health Sciences Library threw a party in the second floor staff lounge welcoming Rob Cincotta, and we had a chance to speak with him about his background and upcoming work. Rob, who resides in Aurora and spent most of his life in Las Vegas, joins us in the much-needed role of Desktop Support Specialist for the IT department. He got his start in computers shortly after leaving the Air Force, when he joined the staff of a newspaper working on mainframe computers. “I’ve gone from the newspaper, to retail, to my own business doing computer service for almost 20 years,” he says. “I just really enjoy computers.”

After building his computer skill set, he took a break from traditional service and worked as a field service engineer for a medical technology company, installing medical equipment across the country. He then spent the past five years working as an IT contractor for NIST, but after five years of commuting to Boulder, he was looking for something closer to home.

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When it comes to his current role, he says he’s most excited about our specialized clientele. “It’s a smaller client base than I serviced in my previous job,” he says, and that he’s looking forward to being able to offer more personalized service. “I get to know people better.”

Another aspect that drew him to the HSL is our variety of unique patron needs. “I don’t like doing the same old thing every day,” he says, “and that happens to work out well in this industry, because everything is ever-changing.”

When you see Rob around the library, be sure to give him a warm welcome, and if you ever find yourself in need of desktop assistance, he has some great advice to offer: “Don’t be afraid to ask for help!”

New Exhibits in the Lobby

There are two new exhibits in the main lobby at HSL.

Debra updated the new books display, and added dust jackets from the new books that have arrived since the last time she changed out the exhibit.

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Since the Deadly Medicine exhibit closed, Debra worked with David Weil from the Fulginiti Pavilion to install a new display for the Fulginiti.

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The display shows three upcoming events at the Fulginiti.

The new issue of the Human Touch is out, and there will be a launch celebration on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 from 4-6pm.  The new issue is already posted in the digital repository, if you would like to view it online.

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The new exhibit at the Fulginiti will be The Art of Healing: Paintings by Arturo Garcia. The Art of Healing will be at the Fulginiti from June 15 through August 16, 2018, and the reception will be on Friday, June 22, 2018 from 5-7pm.

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Every One That Asks: Conversations with Denver’s Homeless is also on display at the Fulginiti beginning on May 21, 2018.

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Deadly Medicine Closing Event and Related Titles

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Have you seen the exhibit in the library’s main lobby, Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race?  The exhibit is a partnership with the traveling exhibit from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum that is at the Fulginiti from March 20-May 22, 2018.  Visit the Fulginiti before the exhibit closes next week!

The closing event is on Tuesday evening at 6pm (Please RSVP):

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Check out this list of related titles available at the library:

The Nazi Doctors and the Nuremberg Code: Human Rights in Human Experimentation by George J. Annas and Michael A. Grodin

Doctors From Hell: The Horrific Account of Nazi Experiments on Humans

Judy Chicago (in the Medical Humanities collection)

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Sunday’s Child?: A Memoir by Leslie Brent (in the Medical Humanities collection)

 

 

 

Amesse popular works:

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Night by Elie Wiesel (also in Medical Humanities)

 

 

 

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The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Acherman

 

 

 

Journals:

Holocaust and genocide studies (Online)

Holocaust and Genocide Studies, journal by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Holocaust Studies: A Journal of Culture and History

Ebooks:

The Holocaust as active memory the past in the present

 

 

The Holocaust as Active Memory: The Past in the Present edited by Marie Louise Seeberg, Irene Levina dn Claudia Lenz

 

 

 

Representing Auschwitz at the margins of testimony

 

 

Representing Auschwitz: At the Margins of Testimony edited by Nicholas Chare and Dominic Williams

 

 

 

The World Jewish Congress During the Holocaust: Between Activism and Restraint by Zohar Segev

Bringing the Dark Past to Light: The Reception of the Holocaust in Postcommunist Europe edited and with an introduction by John Paul Himka and Joanna Beata Michlic

Ethics, Art, and Representations of the Holocaust edited by Simone Gigliotti, Jacob Golomb and Caroline Steinberg Gould

The Holocaust in the East: Local Perpetrators and Soviet Responses edited by Michael David-Fox, Peter Holquist, Alexander M. Martin

Finland’s Holocaust: Silences of History edited by Simo Muir and Hana Worthen

Trial for Pharmacology World

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HSL just signed up for a trial of Pharmacology World. This is a new product offered by StatRef.  The trial will end on May 22, 2018.

Connect to Pharmacology World here.

Pharmacology World Introductory Video

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Pharmacology World videos key points:

  • Helps students master the key concepts of pharmacology
  • Covers all major drug classes and includes: mechanism of action, key pharmacokinetics, major therapeutic uses, and common and serious adverse effects
  • Incorporates relevant physiology, pathophysiology and biochemistry
  • Can be used to fill the void in lectures or in curriculums lacking pharmacology AND via the ‘flip classroom’ method so Instructors can ask students to view videos prior to their lecture to save time
  • Prepares students for course exams and national licensing exams

 

Please contact the Head of Collection Management Yumin Jiang with any feedback.

 

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