Featured book for April





Stephen Jay Gould and Rosamond Wolff Purcell

….The essays and photographs collected here present art and science in conversation, rather than in opposition. As Gould writes in his preface, although the two disciplines may usually communicate in different dialects, when juxtaposed they strikingly reflect upon and enhance one another. Working together, Purcell’s photographs and Gould’s scientific musings speak to us about ourselves and our world in a hybrid language richer than either could command on its own….

Through its unique combination of works and photographs, Crossing Over prompts us to ponder not only the basis of the false dichotomy between art and science, but also the distinction of mind and nature, and of all humanly imposed categories of order. Gould and Purcell’s work convinces the reader that a provocative interplay between art and science is not only possible, but inevitable and necessary as well.

3rd floor Special Collections, Humanities
HUM Q 171 G698c 2000

Check out the record for the book here!

Rare Book Profile: James Parton’s Eminent Women of the Age; being narratives of the lives and deeds of the most prominent women of the present generation


CoverEminent Women of the Age: Being Narratives of the Lives and Deeds of the Most Prominent Women of the Present Generation (Hartford, Conn.: S.M. Betts & Co., 1868) was compiled by popular biographer James Parton. In the preface, he explained that while many works dealt with the lives and deeds of men, “in respect to eminent women of our age, there is not in existence, so far as the publishers are aware, any work, or series of works, which supplies the information contained in this volume.” The biographical sketches in the volume were written by Parton and his wife Sara (a popular novelist who used the pen-name Fanny Fern), and sixteen others, including Horace Greeley and Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Grace Greenwod. Stanton Fern, and Greenwood were also among the biographees.

James Parton (1822-1891) was a popular American biographer best known for books on the lives of prominent men, including Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Horace Greeley, General Benjamin Butler, and Voltaire, biographical collections, such as Captains of Industry (1884) and Revolutionary Heroes (1890), and nonfiction works on a variety of topics ranging from taxation of churches to humorous poetry. He was born in Canterbury, England, but came to the United States with his family at the age of 5. After completing his education in New York City and White Plains, New York, he taught school, first in Philadelphia and later in New York City. In 1875, three years after his wife’s death, he moved to Newburyport, Massachusetts, where he lived until he died in 1891.

Most of the biographees are American, with some notable exceptions, such as Florence Nightingale, Queen Victoria, and Empress Eugenie, and a number of artists and actresses. A section devoted to women as physicians was written by Henry Bond Elliot, a Congregational minister. It begins with an historical overview of medical education for women, especially in the United States, followed by biographical sketches of five American physicians: Clemence S. Lozier (Syracuse Eclectic College, 1853), Elizabeth Blackwell (Geneva Medical College, 1849), Harriot Kezia Hunt (studied privately with Dr. Richard Dixon Mott and his wife), Hannah E. Myers Longshore (Female Medical College of Pennsylvania, 1850), and Ann Preston (Female Medical College of Pennsylvania, 1866). The only subject whose portrait is included is Dr. Lozier.

The Health Sciences Library’s copy of Eminent Women of the Age was recased in its original publisher’s green cloth with gilt-stamped spine and upper board by Frank B. Roger, M.D. It is illustrated with steel-engraved portraits.

Rare materials are available to individuals or groups by appointment on Wednesday mornings and Thursday afternoons, or at other times by arrangement. To schedule an appointment, contact Emily Epstein, emily.epstein@ucdenver.edu or 303-724-2119.

[Emily Epstein, Cataloging Librarian]

New Book List

Color atlas of genetics

Evidence-based practice for nurses : appraisal and application of research

Family health care nursing : theory, practice, and research

Intellectual property, medicine and health

Nurse as educator : principles of teaching and learning for nursing practice

Quantitative methods for health research : a practical interactive guide to epidemiology and statistics

Sherris medical microbiology

Textbook of cancer epidemiology

Fulginiti Pavilion Exhibit Catalogs

HSL has partnered with the Fulginiti Pavilion for Bioethics and Humanities to add the Fulginiti’s exhibit brochures and catalogs to the archives at HSL.


The Fulginiti generously donated copies of each of the catalogs that they have produced for their past exhibits, and these were added to the archive that is on the third floor of HSL.  If you would like to view any of the archives, special collections, or artifacts, please make an appointment with the HSL staff.

The digital version of these materials was also added to the digital repository.  Anyone can access the PDF versions of any of the brochures or pamphlets through the Digital Collections of Colorado.

Fulginiti Pavilion Exhibit Materials

HSL also worked to add a record for the collection as a whole to the library catalog, and also made the collection findable in WorldCat.

Fulginiti Pavilion Primo record

The past exhibit materials also exist in digital form on the Fulginiti’s website, and also the schedule of all upcoming events, including the current exhibit and the Arts in Medicine lecture series.

HSL will continue to advertise the Fulginiti’s events on social media, so check back on the social media channels for any reminders about upcoming events.  The Fulginiti Pavilion’s Manager of Operations & Educational Technology, David Weil, graciously agreed to continue the relationship and add future exhibit materials to the archive.

Color Our Collections 2018

The 2018 Color Our Collections project, hosted by the New York Academy of Medicine, will run February 5-9.  The week-long international coloring fest on social media features images contributed by libraries, archives, museums, and other institutions from all over the world. All images are in the public domain and will be freely available with the hashtag #ColorOurCollections. You are invited to browse, download, and color as many images as you like, and if you are so inclined, please share your creation on social media with the hashtag.

The Health Sciences Library offers eleven images from works in the Rare Materials Collection, ranging from 16th-century woodcuts to 19th-century wood engravings and lithographs, on an equally wide-ranging variety of topics. Many printed illustrations were intended to be hand-colored, especially those published before 1800, and while altering pages of the library’s rare treasures is usually discouraged, you are now encouraged to do exactly that.

While the #ColorOurCollections event only lasts one week, the images will be available all year at the event website: http://library.nyam.org/colorourcollections/

Rare materials are available to individuals or groups by appointment on Wednesday mornings and Thursday afternoons, or at other times by arrangement. To schedule an appointment, contact Emily Epstein, emily.Epstein@ucdenver.edu or 303-724-2119.

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The Color Our Collections documents have been added to the digital repository, so users can access them if they would like to print and color them:


Science Direct Access

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