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.
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.
“The Holocaust inspired sculpture series “Witness to the Holocaust” represents the process through which I came to terms with my family’s history during World War II. I did not consciously set out to produce a Holocaust series. The series came from my inner questioning of what it means to be a second generation survivor.”
Struass library received the sculpture series, and just finished installing the sculptures on the third floor.
There are six sculptures in all, five in the atrium, and the sixth is around the corner nears the bookshelves. The quotes on the sculptures are from the Diary of Anne Frank.
Norlin Library at the University of Colorado Boulder campus is exhibiting the National Library of Medicine’s exhibit Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries on the Second Floor from February 4 through March 16, 2019. The Strauss Health Sciences Library is pleased to have lent some of the library’s artifacts to the exhibit, including our 1858 George Tiemann Surgical Equipment Co. field surgical kit. If you need an excuse to visit Boulder, be sure to visit Norlin and view the exhibit.
Strauss Health Sciences Library’s Collection Development Technician, Paul Andrews is back with a brand new exhibit in the 2nd Floor rotunda!
The Dr. Kildare board game was donated by Dr. Robert H. Shikes. M.D.
Kildare ran for five seasons on NBC from 1961 to 1966. The show starred
Richard Chamberlin as Dr. James Kildare, a popular character created by writer
Frederick Faust, the subject of a series of MGM films and radio series in the
30s and 40s. Dr. Kildare took place at Blair General Hospital and told
the story of a young intern learning how to be a doctor.
Strauss Health Sciences Library has a Dr. Kildare game that was released by
IDEAL in 1962. The object of the game is to visit the rooms indicated on
the Diagnosis Cards and collect Doctor Cards, which mark the rooms you’ve
visited. Once you have visited the thirteen rooms needed to make a
diagnosis, you use the wheel to decode what is wrong with your patient.
The first one to collect and decipher their cards is the winner.
Visit the second floor rotunda, on the south side of the library to view the Dr. Kildare Game exhibit. If that sparks your need to play a board game, visit the Service Desk on the first floor, where you can check out Scrabble, Yahtzee, Chess, and Operation!
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