Luminosity in Shape and Form

Luminosity in Shape and Form

Artists Christine Hillhouse and Joanna Hillhouse

On Display October 7 – November 30, 2019

Reception November 2nd 1:30 – 4:30 PM (updated time)

Strauss Health Sciences Library Gallery

This was written by Debra, you can contact AskUs with questions.

Witness to the Holocaust Photographs Added to Mountain Scholar

The photographs of the Witness to the Holocaust sculptures by Devorah Sperber are now included in the CU Anschutz digital repository, Mountain Scholar.

The sculptures were installed in April of this year, and on April 30 the library had the Dedication and Conversation with the Artist. We added some of the photos from the event to the repository, to record the dedication for our history.

Our director, Melissa Desantis, provided descriptions of the individuals in the photos. You can see the descriptions if you click on the ‘View full record’ link for any of the images in the collection.

You can see all the photos of the sculptures, photos from the event, the flyer for the dedication, as well as the flyer that is now posted by the sculptures for people to take, in the repository.

This was written by Jessica Gerber, you can contact jessica.gerber@ucdenver.edu or AskUs with questions.

New Military Medicine Exhibit on the 1st Floor

The Rare Materials Collection of the Strauss Health Sciences Library includes many titles illustrating the history of military medicine, including histories, memoirs, and biographies, manuals and handbooks, regulations, and more. A small selection of works which influenced the development of military medicine in the United States and illustrate its history is featured in the exhibit case at the north end of the 1st floor, near the elevator and Teaching Lab 3.

 

BowditchTP

The work of Henry Ingersoll Bowditch, including the publication of this pamphlet following the death of his son at the Battle of Kelly’s Ford, Virginia, facilitated the creation of ambulance service for the entire Union Army.

[Emily Epstein, Cataloging Librarian]

New Cytoscopy Exhibit on the 2nd Floor

Modern cystoscopy and endoscopy has its roots in a physician’s need for a better way to examine their patients internally, and the imagination that need drove.

The first scope for examination was created in 1804, and developments have not slowed. 

Visit the second floor rotunda on the South side of the Strauss Health Sciences Library to view a new exhibit exploring the history and development of cystoscopy equipment.

New Blood Pressure Exhibit on 2nd Floor

Blood, one of the four humors, which also include black bile, yellow bile, and phlegm, the importance of blood was seen to be paramount to healing. 

Since Stephen Hales was able to observe and measure the blood pressure of a horse in 1733, the use of blood pressure and pulse have proved to be a key diagnostic for medical professionals. 

Visit the second floor rotunda on the South side of the Strauss Health Sciences Library to view a new exhibit exploring the history and development of equipment to measure blood pressure and pulse.

This exhibit was curated by Paul Andrews, who works with the medical artifact collection at Strauss library.