HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY
“The Highest & Healthiest State”
Tom Noel, PhD
Professor of History, Director of Public History, Preservation and Colorado Studies
University of Colorado Denver
A quick, lighthearted overview of medicine in the highest state from Native American physicians to the Anschutz Medical Campus.
Friday, October 13, 2017
3rd floor, Health Sciences Library
Thomas Jacob Noel is a Professor of History and Director of Public History, Preservation & Colorado Studies at the University of Colorado Denver. Tom is the author or coauthor of 50 books many articles. He was a longtime Sunday columnist for The Denver Post and the Rocky Mountain News. He appears regularly as “Dr. Colorado” on Channel 9’s “Colorado & Company.” Tom completed his B.A. at the University of Denver and his M.A. and Ph.D. at CU-Boulder where his mother (a psychiatrist) and grandmother (a teacher) also did their graduate work. Please check http://dr-colorado.com/ for a full resume and updated list of his books, classes, tours and talks. Tom’s latest books include A Short History of Denver, Denver Landmarks & Historic Districts. His book, Colorado: A Historical Atlas, won three prizes as the best regional history book of 2016.
HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY
“Louis Pasteur, Artist”
Joe Gal, PhD
Professor Emeritus, Department of Pathology
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Louis Pasteur is admired around the world as a benefactor of humanity for his discoveries and inventions in microbiology and infectious diseases. Much less well known is that he was a talented artist who as a teenager created first-rate images, mostly portraits of family, friends, and town notables, in pastel, charcoal, pencil, and lithography. He abandoned work as an artist at age 20 but maintained close connections to the world of art and artists for the rest of his life.
Friday, October 20, 2017
3rd floor, Health Sciences Library
Joseph Gal earned a master’s degree in chemistry at the Illinois Institute of Technology and a PhD in organic chemistry at the University of California Davis. He then began a career on the faculty of University of Colorado School of Medicine and retired recently as professor emeritus. For many years he has focused his scholarly activities on the history of science and medicine.
Health Sciences Library
10th Anniversary Lecture Series
All lectures take place from 12:00-1:00pm in the Health Sciences Library Reading Room (3rd floor), and lunch will be provided.
Please register by clicking on the hyperlinks below
Friday, October 13: Dr. Tom Noel, “The Highest & Healthiest State”
Friday, October 20: Dr. Joe Gal, “Louis Pasteur, Artist”
In October, the Health Sciences Library will celebrate its 10th anniversary on the Anschutz Medical Campus. A variety of celebratory activities are planned throughout October, including a weekly lunchtime lecture series. All members of the campus community are invited to attend, and may register by clicking on one of the following links: Friday, October 13: Dr. Tom Noel, “The Highest & Healthiest State”; Friday, October 20: Dr. Joe Gal, “Louis Pasteur, Artist”. All lectures take place from 12:00-1:00pm in the Health Sciences Library Reading Room (3rd floor), and lunch will be provided.
Whether you’re faculty, staff, or a student on the Anschutz Medical Campus, you’re going to find yourself doing a lot of research. And while the library has access to thousands of journals and books, it certainly doesn’t have everything that you may require. But don’t let that limit you! The Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Department can help you obtain the materials that you need!
If you’re an affiliated member of the AMC, the services provided by Interlibrary Loan (ILL) are free! Simply sign up for an ILLiad account and begin placing requests immediately for articles, books, theses, and other research materials. While ILL isn’t a guarantee, we will do what we can to fill your requests.
If you have any questions about the ILL service provided to faculty, staff, and students, or your eligibility, please do not hesitate to contact the ILL office at 303-724-2111 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
[Brittany Heer, Interlibrary Loan Manager]
From the 1840s to the 1920s, the popular medical movement of Phrenology took hold in the U.S. During this time phrenology was similar to pop-psychology. Phrenology was the pseudo-science that claimed to be able to identify a person’s character by the bumps on their skull. The ‘evidence’ was the belief that the brain was made up of 37 unique organs that each controlled a behavior or personality trait. Many practitioners of Phrenology, including most famously the Fowler family, believed that the organs could be exercised and a person could have a better and happier life. It also had contemporary critics and a sinister side.
The Health Science Library has several distinctive artifacts from the mid-19th to early 20th Century practice of Phrenology on exhibit. Please visit the second floor rotunda to experience the past of Phrenology.
Paul Andrews, MA
Tell me everything you don’t remember
The stroke that changed my life
by Christine Hyung-Oak Lee
“Christine Hyung-Oak Lee woke up with a headache on the morning of December 31, 2006. By that afternoon, she saw the world–quite literally–upside down. By New Year’s Day, she was unable to form a coherent sentence. And after hours in the ER, days in the hospital, and multiple questions and tests, her doctors informed her that she had had a stroke.
For months afterward, Lee outsourced her memories to a journal, taking diligent notes to compensate for the thoughts she could no longer hold on to. It is from these notes that she has constructed this frank and compelling memoir. …
Lee illuminates the connection between memory and identity in an honest, meditative, and truly funny manner, utterly devoid of self-pity. And as she recovers, she begins to realize that this unexpected and devastating event has provided a catalyst for coming to terms with her true self–and, in a way, has allowed her to become the person she’s always wanted to be.”
Medical Humanities/3rd floor Special Collections
WL 356 L477t 2017