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

New Exhibit Space in the Library

Please visit the Denison Family and Dr. Florence Sabin exhibits at their new home on the first floor of the Health Sciences Library.

Two exhibit cases that were previously in the Reading Room on the third floor have been moved to the first floor.  These exhibit cases explore the histories of the Denison Family and Dr. Florence Sabin, perhaps one of the most famous doctors from Colorado.

Dr. Charles Denison was a prominent Denver physician who also taught, did ground breaking research in climate and tuberculosis, and invented a stethoscope that became a standard in the early 20th century.  In 1924, his wife Ella Strong Denison, donated the funds to build a new medical library in his honor.  The Charles Denison Memorial Library was the health sciences library on the 9th Avenue University of Colorado Health Sciences Center campus until it closed in 2007, when the Health Sciences Library moved to the Anschutz Medical Campus.

Dr. Florence Sabin’s connection to the University of Colorado was a long one.  In 1937, she delivered the keynote address at the dedication of the Charles Denison, M/D. Memorial Library.  On her 80th birthday, a wing of the original University of Colorado hospital was named in her honor.  When the new University of Colorado Hospital was built in 1962, the building became the University of Colorado School of Medicine.  The auditorium that bore Dr. Sabin’s name was used by students until the day the 9th Ave campus was closed.  Many of the artifacts displayed here were housed in the auditorium, and when the campus moved, they became a permanent part of the Health Sciences Library’s collection.

Artifacts Profile: Sabin Statue

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HSL has featured a rare book profile in the blog, and now we have the first artifacts profile!  This first entry features the Sabin statue, located in the third floor reading room, which was chosen in conjunction with Women’s History Month.

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Florence Rena Sabin, M.D.

1871-1953

Florence Sabin was born in Central City Colorado on November 9th, 1871.  She left Colorado to attend Smith College in 1893, and then attended the John Hopkins University School of Medicine.  She was the first woman to graduate from that institution.  In 1917, she was appointed as a professor of histology.  Dr. Sabin was elected as the president of the American Association of Anatomists and became a member of the National Academy of Sciences.  She was the first women to hold a full professorship and to be admitted to these organizations.

Dr. Sabin became the head of the Department of Cellular Studies at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, in 1925.  She focused her research in the lymphatic system, blood vessels and cells, and tuberculosis.  She retired in 1938.

She came out of retirement in 1944 to accept a request from John Vivian, the governor of Colorado, to chair a state subcommittee on public health.  The committees work resulted in the Sabin Health Laws, which modernized Colorado’s public health system.  She became the manager of health and charities for Denver in 1948, and donated her salary to medical research.  Dr. Sabin retired again in 1951, just two years before her death.

Dr. Florence Sabin’s connection to the University of Colorado was a long one.  In 1937, she delivered the keynote address at the dedication of the Charles Denison, M.D. Memorial Library.  On her 80th birthday, a wing of the original University of Colorado hospital was named in her honor.  When the new University of Colorado Hospital was built in 1962, the building became the University of Colorado School of Medicine.  The auditorium that bore Dr. Sabin’s name was used by students until the day the 9th Ave campus was closed.  Many of the artifacts displayed here were housed in the auditorium, and when the campus moved, they became a permanent part of the Health Sciences Library’s collection.

In 1954, the people of Colorado choose Dr. Florence Sabin as the first Coloradan to be honored in Statuary Hall, in the National Capital Rotunda.  The statue was sculpted by Joy Buba and was presented to the public in February 26th, 1959.

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The Health Sciences Library has a collection of Dr. Florence Sabin artifacts, including a miniature version of the statue that is exhibited in Washington D.C.  The artifacts are currently exhibited in the Reading Room, on the library’s third floor, but will soon be moved to a new location in the library.

[Article written by Paul Andrews, Collection Development Technician]

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