Medical Lecture Ticket exhibit

Denver & Gross College of Medicine     University of Denver Lecture Course Ticket
Before the rigorous application process of formal medical education was required, anyone who could afford a few dollars could attend medical lectures, and eventually become a doctor.  The Medical Lecture Ticket exhibit showcases several lecture tickets from all over the US, including from the University of Denver’s Dental Department and the Denver and Gross Medical College.  The tickets represent an era where there was little regulation and oversight.  Although seen as democratizing education, the medical ticket system often led to abuse and poorly trained doctors.  The tickets disappeared as medical education reformers began to create the modern medical school application process and curriculum that medical school follow today.

— Paul Andrews

Medical Lectures Tickets

 

Linda Susak – Landscape Painter – 2nd exhibit

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Horn Peak in Autumn 2016

Meet the artist and view the second exhibition on March 3rd from 3-5 pm

March 3, 2016 at the Health Sciences Library Gallery on the
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Contact: lindasusak@comcast.net

Web: lindasusak.com

Facebook page: Linda Susak Landscape Painter

Fitzsimons

The Anschutz Medical campus is located on the former Fitzsimons Army Base, closed in 1999.  Fitzsimons was opened in 1918, and was named in honor of Lt. Thomas Fitzsimons, of the Army Medical Corps, who was the first US officer killed in the First World War.  The hospital was opened to care for returning soldier who suffered from respiratory disease.  The Base remained a key Army Medical Center until its closure and the iconic main hospital, known as Building 500, is still the center of the campus.  Visit the Library’s second floor exhibit space to further explore the history of Fitzsimons and view artifacts from its Army Medical Corps past.

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New Exhibit – Michael Keyes: Stories & Seasons in Woodcut

"Sunny Morning" woodcut print by Michael Keyes

The Health Sciences Library will be hosting an exhibit of woodcut prints by Aurora artist Michael Keyes from July 1st – August 31st. Stories & Seasons in Woodcut will be on display in the 3rd floor Gallery.

Woodcut prints are a type of relief printing. The prints are created when an artist cuts a picture into a wood block, then puts ink on the block and presses it to paper.

Michael Keyes will be hosting an Opening Reception on August 7th from 2:00 – 5:00 pm. Stop by during that time to meet Michael and ask him about woodcutting.

The Gallery is accessible during the library’s public access hours.

“Chasing the Cure” – Colorado Springs and Tuberculosis

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‘From its founding in 1871, local boosters advertised Colorado Springs as a premier health destination for the treatment of consumption and “lung troubles,” among other maladies. Our region’s greatest asset-turned-industry was its stunning scenery, abundant sunshine, and mild climate. For decades, the local Chamber of Commerce published pamphlets extolling the health benefits of the region. Distributed across the country and around the world, the advertisements encouraged invalids to breathe our “100% aseptic air” and enjoy the healing powers of our over 300 days of sunshine a year in Colorado Springs.  And they came!’

This is the description for the exhibit, Chasing the Cure, that you can now visit at the Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum.   The exhibit focuses on Colorado Springs’ role in fighting tuberculosis.

The Health Sciences Library is proud to have been able to lend several of the artifacts from our collection (many from the recent donation of Dr. Robert Shikes) to the Pioneer Museum for this exhibit.  Some of the items we were able to loan include: a large Spitting on Floors and Walls Prohibited sign, a Don’t Spit on the Sidewalk paving brick, sputum cups and flasks, and several pieces of ephemera from the campaigns to stem and cure TB.

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About the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum:  Ignite Your Curiosity.  Discover Your Story.  Located in the beautifully restored 1903 El Paso County Courthouse in downtown Colorado Springs at 215 S. Tejon.  The mission of the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum is to build a connection to the Pikes Peak Region by preserving and sharing our culture history. Hours are Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.  Admission to the Museum is FREE!  For more information, visit www.cspm.org or call 719.385.5990.

–Paul Andrews

New exhibit combines research and fashion

NanoNephron dress from Descience Runway 2014

NanoNephron dress from Descience Runway 2014

The Health Sciences Library is hosting a new exhibit that features a runway dress that was created based on research being done at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. Descience Runway 2014 was an event organized by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in September 2014. The event paired science researchers and fashion designers to collaborate and create garments based on the researchers area of study.

Georgia Charkoftaki, PhD is a researcher at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. She and pharmacy faculty member Melanie Joy, PhD were paired with designer Lilian Kong. Dr. Charkoftaki’s research area is treatments for lupus nephritis, a disease of the kidneys. Ms. Kong learned about the work that Drs. Charkoftaki and Joy are performing and then she created a dress inspired by their research. The dress, named NanoNephron, represents the kidneys, aspects of lupus nephritis and the new treatment that Dr. Charkoftaki is investigating.

The NanoNephron dress and matching jewelry will be on display on the 3rd floor of the library through June 2015. There is also a poster describing the research and aspects of the dress in more detail.

Sixty-one teams participated in the runway fashion show. Even though NanoNephron did not win, Drs. Charkoftaki and Joy enjoyed the experience. Stop by the library to check out the dress and the process to create it!

New Reading Room Exhibit Case

The library has added a new exhibit case to the Reading Room on the third floor.  The case sits between two of the library’s permanent collections, the Denison artifacts and the Sabin artifacts.  The case will feature rotating exhibits of the library’s artifacts and special books.  Visit the Reading Room now to see one of the library’s doctor’s bag.  The bag belonged to Dr. KF Sunderland, a longtime Denver doctor.  It is filled with everything a doctor would need for making house-calls.

 

[Paul Andrews]