PastPerfect — An Artifacts Database

Did you know that the Health Sciences Library has a unique collection of medical artifacts collection, consisting of a wide range of objects, dating from the 19th century? Besides view these artifacts in several rotating exhibits of the artifacts throughout the library, the collection is available for individual research. If you would like to search the artifact collection, visit the Library’s newest database- PastPerfect Online- http://uchslibrary.pastperfectonline.com/ All the artifacts listed in the catalog are available for anyone to look at, with an appointment.  Searching help is included on the page, or you can contact Paul Andrews at paul.andrewes@ucdenver.edu or 303-724-2113 for assistance.

New e-book: Medicine Science and Dreams : The Making of Physician-Scientists

Medicine Science and Dreams : The Making of Physician-Scientists

Description: “Physician-scientists are unusual creatures. While we are drawn to the clinical challenges of our patients, we are also drawn to the opportunities that our patients’medical problems bring to science. This book contains the unique experiences and encounters that drew 20 accomplished physician-scientists to this profession. These personal stories are those of people and circumstances that have had profound effects on our career decisions, our creative opportunities, and our lives. These stories also serve to highlight the lessons learned along the way and the distinct attributes of these women and men of medicine and science. Our combined hope is that our collective biographies will enhance the public understanding of our profession, will move people from medicine to science and from science to medicine, and will inspire those who are contemplating this extraordinary profession. “It is a rare gift to benefit from the collective wisdom of so many individuals at the same time. These physician scientists have provided readers with helpful advice and thoughtful encouragement. The interesting and thought provoking essays in Medicine Science and Dreams can be read and digested one at a time or all at once in sequence. They provide lessons to be learned by any physician-scientist, whether just starting out or in the middle of a research career. Schwartz has done readers a great service and has added to the legacy of these prominent and successful physician-scientists.”

-Book review in JAMA, September 7, 2011—Vol 306, No. 9 by Derek S. Wheeler, MD

New Books List

Book Stacks

Accidental courage, boundless dreams : the true story of one family’s search for healing after the death of their young son and how they learned to deal with loss by celebrating life

A first book for understanding diabetes : a companion book to “Understanding diabetes”

Health, United States, 2008 : with special feature on the health of young adults

Rattle : poems

The best of the Bellevue literary review

Strauss-Wisneski Indigenous and Integrative Medicine

The health benefits of medicinal mushrooms

Waring History of Medicine

Oatam Marca : the Indian doctor

Featured book for April

Frankenstein

Monstrous progeny : a history of the Frankenstein narratives
by Lester D. Friedman and Allison Kavey

“Mary Sheeley’s 1818 novel Frankenstein is its own type of monster mythos that will not die, a corpus whose parts keep getting harvested to animate new artistic creations. …Monstrous Progeny takes readers on a fascinating exploration of the Frankenstein family tree, tracing the literary and intellectual roots of Shelley’s novel from the sixteenth century and analyzing the evolution of the book’s figures and themes into modern productions. …Along the way, media scholar Lester D. Friedman and historian Allison B. Kavey examine the adaptation and evolution of Victor Frankenstein and his monster across different genres and in different eras. In doing so, they demonstrate how Shelley’s tale and its characters continue to provide crucial reference points for current debates about bioethics, artificial intelligence, cyborg lifeforms, and the limits of scientific progress. Both thought-provoking and entertaining, Monstrous Progeny offers a lively look at an undying and significant cultural phenomenon. …”

Medical Humanities/3rd floor Special Collections
WZ 330 F9113m 2016