1. Rare Book Profile: Sir Byrom Bramwell’s Intracranial Tumours.

    BramwelltpByrom Bramwell’s  Intracranial Tumours  (Philadelphia : J.B. Lippincot, 1888) was the first clinical treatise on brain tumors when it was published in 1888. It was considered a classic when its author died over 40 years later.

    Sir Byrom Bramwell  (1837-1931) was the son and grandson of physicians, born in the town North Shields in northeast England. He studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh, received his M.B. degree in 1869, and returned to join his father’s medical practice in North Shields. He moved to Newcastle in 1871 to lecture on medical jurisprudence and pathology at the University of Durham School of Medicine at Newcastle, and in 1874 became physician and pathologist at the Royal Infirmary there. He submitted his thesis for his M.D. degree to the University of Edinburgh in 1877, and moved to Edinburgh 1879, establishing a medical practice and lecturing on diagnosis at the extra-academical school. In 1880, he became a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and a regular lecturer at the University. He served as pathologist at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburg from 1882-1885, and was promoted to assistant physician in 1885, then full physician in 1897. From 1892-1897 he taught classes segregated by sex:  lectures on clinical medicine for female students, and weekly outpatient clinics for male students. He continued to teach and practice medicine, was active in professional organizations.  In 1924 he was honored with knighthood for his services to medicine.

    Bramwell was a general physician, but he made major contributions in neurology, cardiology, hematology, and endocrinology.  In the course of his career, he published over 160 papers and books. Intracranial Tumours was one of Bramwell’s most important publications.  The short final chapter, on surgery, was written by Dr. Arthur W. Hare.

    The Health Sciences Library’s copy is the first American edition, bound in publisher’s blue cloth stamped in gilt and blind, with brown coated endpapers.  The signature of a former owner, Dr. J.T. Eskridge, is on the title page.

    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]      BramwellAnnieB            Bramwellill

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  2. RAD Courses

    RAD Course
    Realistic but safe simulations

    As a woman working late nights on campus, responsible for my own and the student-workers' safety, I thought it prudent to take the University Police Department's Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) course.  It is offered between two and four times per year, at the start and end of each semester.  Over a 16-hour weekend, specially trained and RAD-certified police officers teach women self-defense strategies and methods to escape from assailants.  While the class is intense -- both in the learning and in the emotional impact -- it is also fun and incredibly empowering.  After a day-and-a-half of learning and practicing techniques, simulations are set up.  The officers don foam padding, and the students are given knee-pads, elbow-pads, and helmets.  Women then fight their way out of various holds and attacks, using the skills taught.  Initially (I know from experience!) you may feel like you floundered and flailed around.  But seeing the video-recording of the session shows just how well you fought!  And boy, does it bring a smile to your face!

    Here is an incredibly sobering statistic that should encourage any woman from age 12 to 75 to participate in this program: "Somewhere in America, a woman is sexually assaulted every 2 minutes, according to the U.S. Department of Justice" (from the RAD brochure and workbook).  That statistic is based on reported assaults.  If only a portion of assaults are reported...

    Be safe, take the course, and learn to defend yourselves!

    http://www.ucdenver.edu/about/departments/UniversityPolice/PersonalSafetyCrimePrevention/ClassesTraining/Pages/RADSelfDefenseWomen.aspx  OR  www.rad-systems.com  OR contact Officer Kirk Martin at 303-24-0739 or kirk.martin@ucdenver.edu.

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  3. Corky Lee Exhibit – Asian American Activism

    Corky Lee camera lensThe Health Sciences Library is excited to be displaying photographs by Corky Lee.  They will be on display March 5 – 17, 2014 in the 3rd floor Gallery of the Health Sciences Library.  This exhibit is being held in conjunction with activities taking place on the Anschutz Medical Campus and the Denver Campus.

    Thursday, March 6:  11:00 am – 12:15 pm  Corky Lee will give an interactive lecture in the Tivoli Multicultural Lounge (CU Denver).  Light refreshments will be provided.

    Friday, March 7:  4:00 – 6:00 pm  Corky Lee will giving a presentation followed by a reception and refreshments in the Health Sciences Library’s Gallery (Anschutz Medical Campus).

    Corky Lee is known as the “undisputed unofficial Asian American Photographer Laureate”.  Lee’s photographs have documented the daily lives of Asian Pacific Americans as well as various historical moments in American history.

    The Health Sciences Library is happy to be participating in these events which are cosponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (Denver and Anschutz) and Asian American Student Services (CU Denver).

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  4. What's so funny about grief and cancer?

    tigTig Notaro is an observational comic who performs hundreds of stand-up shows each year.  A new addition to the Claman Medical Humanities Collection captures two powerful Grammy nominated personal narratives of grief & loss and a cancer diagnosis. The two CD  set, "Live", captures the double meaning of its title.

    On disc one, Notaro performs a short piece on how the death of her mother changed her relationship with her step father in an unexpected way.

    2012 was a pretty rough year for the performer.  So when she was diagnosed with breast cancer just hours before a show at the Moth in Los Angeles on December 5th, 2012 she had a lot to say about it.

    In this raw and honest performance, captured on disc two, Notaro departs from her stand up routine to share her sometimes funny, sometimes sad, reaction to the news. During her set she addresses the real fear, surprise, concern, and emotions of the diagnosis and ruminates aloud on the impact it will have on her future.  For anyone who has given a patient the news that they have cancer, or for anyone who has received that diagnosis, this performance will leave a powerful impression.

    The CDs can be checked out from the Health Sciences Library:

    Notaro, Tig.  Live [sound recording]  Bloomington, Ind. : Secretly Canadian, 2012.
    HSL Medical Humanities/3rd Floor WP 870 N899L 2012 CD disc 1
    HSL Medical Humanities/3rd Floor WP 870 N899L 2012 CD disc 2

    [Lynne M. Fox, Education Librarian]

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  5. FYI: ILLiad Statuses

    Have you ever wondered what ILLiad statuses actually mean as your request is being processed?  Here is a short list of the most common statuses that you may encounter:

    • Awaiting Copyright Clearance:  This is the first queue that your request moves to after you’ve placed it; the Interlibrary Loan staff must approve it according to copyright guidelines.
    • Awaiting Request Processing:  This is the most likely queue that your request will move to after being approved for copyright purposes; the ILL staff will review your request as soon as possible.
    • In DD Stacks Searching:  If the library has access to an electronic copy of the request, or it is available in print in the stacks, this queue is where your request will move to after being reviewed; the ILL staff will be pulling, copying, and delivering your request shortly.
    • Request Sent:  If the library does not have access to the material that you’ve requested, the ILL staff must request it from another institution; your request has been sent to be filled by a potential lender.

    There are many other queues in which your request may find itself, but the four statuses above are the most common.  If you ever have any questions concerning ILLiad statuses and where your request may be, please contact the Interlibrary Loan office at 303-724-2111 or copydocs@ucdenver.edu.

    [Brittany Heer, Library Technician II]

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  6. New Resource: Medcom Trainex Nurse Education Videos

    Medcom Trainex Nurse Education Videos 

    Topics include:

    • Evidence-Based Practice: What It Is and What It Is Not
    • Heart Medications: Antiarrhythmic Agents, Part 1
    • Heart Medications: Antiarrhythmic Agents, Part 2
    • Pediatric Pain Management: Understanding Pediatric Pain
    • Pediatric Pain Management: Assessing Pediatric Pain
    • Pediatric Physical Assesment: Part 1
    • Pediatric Physical Assesment: Part 2
    • Respiratory Distress in the Pediatric Patient: Assessment and Intervention
    • Respiratory Distress in the Pediatric Patient: Anatomy, Physiology, and Breath Sounds
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  7. Library Genie Grants Wish!

    In July 2013 the Health Sciences Library asked our users to provide us with three wishes they would request. As a result of 352 submitted wishes we found that many of our users desired additional microwave and refrigerator areas throughout the library. The library genie delivered!

    [caption id="attachment_4656" align="alignnone" width="300"]Microwave area located by the private study rooms. Microwave area located by the private study rooms on the 2nd Floor.[/caption]

    [caption id="attachment_4657" align="alignnone" width="300"]Microwave area located at the north end of the building right next to the elevator on the 3rd floor. Microwave area located at the north end of the building right next to the elevator on the 3rd floor.[/caption]


    There is now a microwave and small refrigerator located on the north end of the library on the 3rd Floor next to the elevator and on the 2nd Floor next to the private study rooms. We've noticed a great deal of usage in these two areas and are happy to be able to fulfill such a widespread library wish! Enjoy!

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  8. Library’s Strategic Plan – updated through 2017

    Throughout the summer and fall of 2013 the Health Sciences Library updated its Strategic Plan through 2017.  The library will use this plan to guide its priorities in the coming years.  There is a summary of the plan on the library’s website and also a link to the full plan.  The plan was guided by input from library users.  Some of that input came from the Wishes campaign that took place in July 2013.

    The Health Sciences Library would welcome feedback from users about the Strategic Plan!  Comments can be made on this blog post, via AskUs or e-mailed directly to melissa.desantis@ucdenver.edu.

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  9. New Addition to Theses and Dissertations

    The latest additions to the Health Sciences Library’s Digital Repository include 21 theses and dissertations for Fall 2013.


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  10. FYI: Google Tips and Tricks Every Student Should Know

    Do you Google?  Doesn't everyone?

    Lifehacker blog offers "Google Tips and Tricks Every Student Should Know" (and probably a lot of other googlers too!)


    [Lynne M. Fox, Education Librarian]

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  11. Crunched for Time? Enter Document Delivery!


    Do you feel like you never have enough time to visit the library to copy those historical articles that are only available in print?  Document Delivery can help!

    For only $8.00 per request for AMC faculty and staff, the Interlibrary Loan Department will take your request, pull, copy, scan, and send you a PDF of the material directly to your ILLiad account.  Let us do the leg work for you!

    Don’t have an ILLiad account?  You can sign up here.

    Document Delivery is here to save you time!

    And as always, if the library doesn't have the materials that you need, we can request it from our world-wide network.

    Questions?  Contact the ILL office at copydocs@ucdenver.edu or 303-724-2111.

    [Brittany Heer, Library Technician II, Interlibrary Loan]

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  12. Special Collection Featured Book for January

    Revolutionary Medicine: the Founding Fathers and Mothers in Sickness and in Health
    Revolutionary medicine
    by Jeanne E. Abrams

    “Before the advent of modern antibiotics, one’s life could be abruptly shattered by contagion and death, and debility from infectious diseases and epidemics was commonplace for early Americans, regardless of social status. Concerns over health affected the founding fathers and their families as it did slaves, merchants, immigrants, and everyone else in North America. As both victims of illness and national leaders, the Founders occupied a unique position regarding the development of public health in America. Revolutionary Medicine refocuses the study of the lives of George and Martha Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John and Abigail Adams, and James and Dolley Madison away from the usual lens of politics to the unique perspective of sickness, health, and medicine in their era.

    For the founders, republican ideals fostered a reciprocal connection between individual health and the “health” of the nation. Studying the encounters of these American founders with illness and disease, as well as their viewpoints about good health, not only provides us with a richer and more nuanced insight into their lives, but also opens a window into the practice of medicine in the eighteenth century, which is at once intimate, personal, and first hand. …”

    Medical Humanities / Special Collections 3rd floor
    WZ 313 A1614r 2013

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  13. New Resource: Nursing Procedures (Lippincott's Video Series)

    Go To Lippincott's Video Series: Nursing Procedures (2009) Nursing Procedures (Lippincott's Video Series) videos feature a review of key points, step-by-step procedures including effective patient communications, and discussions on how to modify the procedure in response to an unexpected outcome. The videos include basic, intermediate, and advanced procedures in clinical settings.

    Note: This resource is limited to one user at a time. If you cannot access this title, please try again shortly.

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  14. Poignant Humorists: An Exhibit of Rockwell Prints Based on Twain Classics

    [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="218"]Image "Well, I don't see why I oughtn't to like it. Does a boy get a chance to whitewash a fence every day?"[/caption]

    Poignant Humorists:  An Exhibit of Rockwell Prints Based on Twain Classics

    Come relive the mythical carefree days of childhood through Norman Rockwell’s illustrations of Mark Twain’s classics The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, kindly donated to the University of Colorado by Dr. and Mrs. David R. Gillingham (M.D. - 1963) in memory of Dr. Robert W. Hendee (M.D. - 1961).  The illustrations will be on exhibit February 3 – 28, 2013 in the Gallery of the Health Sciences Library.

    To celebrate this generous gift, on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at noon in the Reading Room, the Health Sciences Library will be hosting a lecture with Dr. Pamela Laird, chair of the CU Denver History Department, wherein she will examine these two geniuses.

    Poignant Humorists: Mark Twain and Norman Rockwell

    What a great combination! Norman Rockwell illustrating Mark Twain's boy legends—Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Fun, mischief, danger, and good intentions that sometimes go awry. . . .

    Yet, the countless pleasures and insights that these two American humorists have brought us for generations belie the tensions that too often lay behind their pictures and words. Both Twain and Rockwell struggled with defining their personal goals and professional identities in ways that their art sometimes reveals and sometimes hides.

    Pamela Laird, Professor and Chair of CU Denver's History Department, will explore both the pleasure and the poignancy that this wonderful print collection brings to us from two of America's most beloved storytellers.

    The event and the exhibit are free and open to the public.  For more information about the exhibit or programming please contact Brittany Heer (brittany.heer@ucdenver.edu or 303-724-2148).

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