Traditional Chinese Medicine Exhibit


An exhibit of a  box of items used in traditional Chinese medicine is now available for view in the Health Sciences Library’s Special Collections room, on the third floor.  All the individual boxes are from a single pharmacy.  The boxes contain dried items, used for a variety of ailments.  Inside the cover of the boxes is the Chinese name, spelled out in the Latin alphabet, with a description of what the item is and what it is for.  The majority of the remedies in this box are for minor injuries and discomfort.

The exhibit was curated by Paul Andrews, who works with the medical artifacts at HSL. He also wrote this information post about the exhibit.

Ulrich Anatomical Charts on 3rd Floor

HSL recently received an unusual donation, a set of anatomical charts.  After some discussion, Paul Andrews and Debra Miller have worked to display these charts on the 3rd floor, in the hallway near the study rooms, as you walk towards the gallery.


This collection of nine American Frohse Anatomical Charts were donated to the Health Sciences Library by Dr. George Ulrich.  Before the charts were mounted, the donation was kept in the original wooden chart holder.





Dr. George Ulrich graduated from the University of Colorado with a BA in Biology in 1978.  He received his MD from the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine in 1985.  He spent much of his career as a Submarine and Diving medical specialist in the US Navy and worked in ophthalmology and glaucoma.







The charts were originally created by Franz Frohse at the University of Berlin in 1910.  Due to the First World War, the charts could no longer be obtained from Germany.  Max Brodel, a German anatomist trained in Leipzig, was at Johns Hopkins University at the time, and was able to edit the Frohse charts for U.S. distribution.  They were published by the A.J. Nystrom Company, based in Chicago.  The copyright date on this collection is 1918.  The charts were in constant production until 1948.



The charts have been removed from the holder, and hung individually on the third floor.



Article by Paul Andrews, Collection Development Technician.

Call for Entries – Art from the CU Denver |Anschutz Medical Campus 2019

Art From CU 2019 Flyer

The Exhibits Committee of the Health Sciences Library will be curating an exhibit of artwork
created by faculty, staff and students of the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus.

There are many talented artists at our two locations! This juried exhibition is an opportunity for us to learn about our talented co-workers, faculty, and students.

This exhibit will be on display Friday, November 2, 2018 to Thursday, January 31, 2019 in the Gallery of the Health Sciences Library. An Opening Reception will be held in the Gallery on November 8, 2018 3:00-5:30 pm.

The Exhibits Committee is looking for submissions of all types of art created by members
of either CU Anschutz or CU Denver!

To submit artwork to be considered for inclusion in the show, please use the online form

The submission deadline is Monday, October 8, 2018.

For more information, contact Debra Miller at or 303-724-2131.

Stillness of Life

A new exhibit in the Gallery:

On Display September 3 to October 31, 2018 in the Health Sciences Library Gallery

Please join the artist, Olga Karpeisky, for Two Receptions on

Wednesday, September 5, 3:00 to 6:00 pm & Saturday, October 6, 12:00 to 3:00 pm

Stillness flyer

Medical Photography Exhibit on 2nd Floor

HSL’s staff member Paul put together a new exhibit of Medical Photography on the second floor near the elevators.


From the advent of photography, photographic images have been used to teach.  Medical students are able to see conditions that they might not to be able to experience in person.  The professor can explain symptoms and procedures, while punctuating a lecture with images.


Visit the second floor alcove to explore some of the Health Science Library’s collection of medical photography and historic viewers.  The library has an extensive collection of Stereoscope cards, Pixie Viewer pictures, and slides.


Denison Exhibit on 3rd Floor

Our staff member Debra has put together a new exhibit on the third floor, a collection of Denison artifacts.


Included in the exhibit are many artifacts from the Denison collection, including a leather wallet, Colorado medal, Henry Denison’s first pair of leather shows, a doilie embroidered by Henry Denison, birthday candles and tie pins, as well as other items.



Debra worked to display the physician’s account books and the cowboy hat that will be preserved in its own special-ordered case.IMG_3950.JPG

You can learn more about the Denison family and look through the online archive in the digital repository.

Here is the exhibit information sheet that Debra wrote for the exhibit:

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