1. Rare Book Profile: Elizabeth Blackwell’s Pioneer Work in Opening the Medical Profession to Women


    Elizabeth Blackwell’s Pioneer Work in Opening the Medical Profession to Women (London and New York: Longmans, Green and Co., c1895) is a first-hand account of the beginning of women as medical professionals in modern times.

    Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910) was the first woman to receive a degree from a medical college and a pioneer in public health.  She was born in England, to a family dedicated to social reform, and came to the United States in 1832, when her father, Samuel Blackwell, relocated the family to participate in the abolitionist movement. Elizabeth initially became a teacher, but became interested in medicine when a dying friend told her that women would suffer much less in the care of a woman physician. Blackwell studied to acquire the prerequisite education, then applied to and was rejected by almost every medical school in the Northeast. Geneva Medical College, a small school in western New York finally accepted her in 1847. She graduated in 1849, and went to study in the great teaching hospitals of Europe. The only opportunity offered in Paris was at the lying-in hospital, La Maternité, where she trained in midwifery and diseases of women and children. She studied for several months at St. Bartholomew's Hospital in London. An eye injury thwarted her ambition to become a surgeon, so in 1851 she returned to the United States, where she opened a practice in New York City. She opened her own dispensary in 1853, and then closed it to establish the New York Infirmary for Indigent Women and Children in 1857, providing hospital care for the poor and training for female medical and nursing students.

    In 1858, Blackwell went on a year-long lecture tour of Great Britain, and became the first woman to have her name on the British Medical Register. During the American Civil War, Blackwell helped organize the Women's Central Association of Relief, training nurses for military service, and later helped create the United States Sanitary Commission. Blackwell established the Woman's Medical College of the New York Infirmary in 1868, and in 1869 she returned to England, established a medical practice, and was professor of gynecology at the London School of Medicine for Children from 1875 until her retirement in 1907.

    The Health Sciences Library’s copy is the first edition, bound in publisher's green cloth with gilt-stamped spine, blind-stamped boards, and black coated endpapers. It was given to the library by Dr. James J. Waring.

    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]

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  2. Indigenous and Integrative Medicine - Special Collections

    Featured book from the Strauss / Wisneski Indigenous and Integrative Medicine Collection
    Complementary and alternative medicine for older adults AUGUST2013
    Complementary and alternative medicine for older adults : a guide to holistic approaches to healthy aging

    This new and up-to-the-minute compendium of reliable and authoritative information on complementary and alternative therapies provides you with information that older adults may use as they seek to improve their health and quality of life. This book covers dietary means; physical, mental, and spiritual methods of treatment; and various examples of therapies including:
    Art & music

    Special Collections 3rd floor
    WB 890 | C73704 2006

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  3. New Alternative Medicine Resources: AMED and Chinese Traditional Medicine e-books

  4. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: Resource in the News

    Did you see the recent headline in the news?  Brain size may signal risk of developing an eating disorderBigger brain may be the reason people with anorexia are able to starve themselves.

    Did you know the library provides access to Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry?

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  5. Call for Submissions - Art from the University of Colorado Denver Community

    exhibits_call_for_entries_header_gridThe Exhibits Committee of the Health Sciences Library will be curating an exhibit of artwork created by faculty, staff and students of the University of Colorado Denver.  There are many talented artists on our campuses!  This juried exhibition is an opportunity for us to learn about our talented co-workers, teachers, and students.

    This exhibit will be on display November 5, 2013 – January 31, 2014 in the Gallery of the Health Sciences Library.  An Opening Reception will be held on November 19, 2012 from 3:00-5:00 pm.

    The Exhibits Committee is looking for submissions of all types of art created by members of either the Anschutz Medical Campus or the Denver Campus!  To submit artwork to be considered for inclusion in the show, please use the online form.  The submission deadline is September 20, 2013.

    For more information, contact Debra Silva at debra.silva@ucdenver.edu or (303) 724-2138.

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  6. Register now for ATLAS.ti Short Courses

    Interested in learning how to use the qualitative data software package ATLAS.ti? Please see the courses offered below:  

    Beginner ATLAS.ti Short Course

    Date: October 3, 2013
    Time: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
    Location: AMC Library, Teaching Lab 2
    Class size: 18
    (Only registered participants can attend)
    No cost to participants

    Intermediate ATLAS.ti Short Course

    Date: October 8, 2013
    Time: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
    Location: AMC Library, Teaching Lab 2
    Class size: 18
    (Only registered participants can attend)
    No cost to participants

    Register now.

    Please contact Doug Fernald with any questions: Doug.Fernald@ucdenver.edu

    Atlas TI (Student or Trial Version is designed to detect patterns in textual data and is used for qualitative research.  It is useful for finding trends and repeated themes gathered in interviews or focus groups.

    Notes about the Trial version:  The trial version of ATLAS.ti 5 has no expiration date. It is fully functional except for the following limitations:

    It is not possible to save projects that exceed a certain size, although you can open and use projects of any size.

    Maximum values:

    10 Primary Documents of unlimited size
    100 Quotations (= data segments)
    50 Codes
    30 Memos
    10 Network Views
    Auto recovery backup is disabled

    [Lynne M. Fox, Education Librarian]

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  7. Wishes received!

    LibraryWishes_buttonDuring the month of July 2013, the Health Sciences Library asked our users to let us know what three wishes they would request from a library genie.  The library staff wanted to use this information to assist in creating a new strategic plan.

    The library was thrilled to receive 108 submissions for a total of 352 wishes!  The most popular type of wish was for an addition to the library’s collection – a book, journal, database, or other type of resource.  The Library’s Collection Management department is researching those requests right now.

    The library wanted to share all 352 wishes that were received.  Additionally, if a wish could be “granted” right now, that information is included in the Comment column.

    The library will continue working on updating its strategic plan and are hoping to share a draft in early fall.

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  8. Website Update: Fresh, new look for the Health Sciences Library's Website

    Website Update

    We launched the fresh, new look of our website on August 12, 2013. Our website’s new look is patterned after the Anschutz Medical Campus website‘s white background with bright accent colors.

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    [caption id="attachment_4033" align="alignleft" width="478"]HSL homepage new look Check out the new features on our homepage![/caption]

    New features on the homepage

    • Need help? Try out our new Ask Us service!
    • Need to learn how to use EndNote or PubMed? Register for a class today!
    • Need to find out what new cool tools are available? Check out our New Resources and Trials
    • Top Resources: Now featuring the School of Medicine Student Wiki

    We want your feedback

    We want your feedback!

    We invite you to give us feedback on how we can improve your experience on our new website.

    WEB updates

    This new look is just the beginning. We’ll continually work to improve your website experience. Next steps include iterative changes to the layout and navigation menu. Check out future WEB updates on this wiki where we'll feature more New Features, Quick Tips and Cool Tools.

    Join the Web Working Group!

    If you like pointing out what’s wrong with websites and suggesting ways to improve them, join the library’s Web Working Group! We have monthly one-hour meetings that focus on improving the website. Contact Vivienne Houghton to find out more about joining the Web Working Group.

    Usability testing

    We plan to conduct both live and online usability testing in order to gather feedback from faculty, staff, and students. This feedback will inform our design decisions. Contact us to let us know if you'd like to participate in our usability studies.

    [Vivienne Houghton, Web Services Librarian]

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  9. Password Expiration--Micromedex App


    The password for the Micromedex app expires on a quarterly basis.   When your current password nears expiration, the app will remind you to enter a new one. When that happens, return to the HSL Micromedex page and obtain the new password. Help

    Also see our guide for further details on the Micromedex app:

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  10. Preview of new Health Sciences Library's website

    Coming soon in mid-August...a fresh new look for the Health Sciences Library website!

    Being part of the Anschutz Medical Campus, our website's new look will be patterned after the new Anschutz Medical Campus website's white background with bright accent colors.

    [caption id="attachment_3972" align="alignright" width="480"]New look for Health Sciences Library website coming mid-August 2013 1. Preview of the new look for the Health Sciences Library's website[/caption]

    Iterative testing

    This new look is just the beginning. We'll continually work to improve your website experience. Next steps include iterative changes to the layout and navigation menu.

    Wanted: People who love to critique websites

    If you like pointing out what's wrong with websites and suggesting ways to improve them, join the library's Web Working Group! We have monthly one-hour meetings that focus on improving the website. Contact Vivienne Houghton to find out more about joining the Web Working Group.

    Usability testing

    We also plan to conduct both live and online usability testing in order to gather feedback from faculty, staff, and students. This feedback will inform our design decisions. Stay tuned for more details!

    [Vivienne Houghton, Web Services Librarian]

    [caption id="attachment_4005" align="alignright" width="480"]Health Sciences Library website: new databases page 2. Preview of new Databases page with large alphabetical tiles and subject list[/caption]

    [caption id="attachment_4007" align="alignright" width="480"]Preview_HSLsite_hours 3. Preview of new Hours page listing hours for all library departments and exceptions to regular hours till the end of 2013[/caption]


    [caption id="attachment_4008" align="alignright" width="480"]Preview of new page for ASAC Collection of textbooks and videos 4. Preview of new page for ASAC Collection of textbooks and videos[/caption]




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  11. Library's Newest Resources

    Check out our newest resources at the library! You can access these through our webpage or follow the links listed below.
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    • AMED (Allied and Complementary Medicine Database): in Ovid  (1 year subscription)
    • New e-books focused on Chinese traditional medicine: in Ovid (select “Books” tab) (1 year subscription)
    •  BrowZine (app): Stay current with top academic journals, including Cell, New England Journal of Medicine and Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Sign in details (1 year subscription)
    • DSM-V : Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition
    • JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments). Peer reviewed, PubMed indexed journal featuring biological, medical, chemical and physical research and basic and complex experimental techniques in a video format. Subscribed Sections: Clinical and Translational Medicine, General, Immunology & Infection, Neuroscience (2 year subscription)
    •  Mango Languages: Online language-learning system. Users can choose to create a profile if they want to track learning progress, or click "Start Learning" to access Mango without a profile.  Foreign courses for English speakers: Arabic (Egyptian), Arabic (MSA), Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Mandarin), Haitian Creole, Japanese, Korean, Medical Spanish, Russian, Tagalog, Vietnamese. English Courses: English for Chinese (Mandarin) speakers (2 year subscription)
    • VisualDx, also in UpToDate : Point of care digital medical image library that aids in the identification of dermatologic, infectious, genetic, metabolic, nutritional and occupational diseases, benign and malignant growths, drug-induced conditions, and other injuries. Note: Also accessible via UpToDate (3 year subscription). App details.
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  12. Free books for Psychiatry Online registered users

    Are you registered for PsychiatryOnline? There's a bonus for registering. You can access the Book of the Month from the PsychiatryOnline home page.psychonline

    You'll have access to Handbook of Diagnosis and Treatment of Bipolar Disorders as a PDF download for the month of August.

    The pdf is yours to keep, for free, forever!  Read it and refer to it in Apple and Android readers like iBooks, Google books, Adobe and other popular apps.

    Click the MyPOL link on the light blue navigation bar at the top of the page and then the Register Now link to set up an account.

    [Lynne M. Fox, Education Librarian]

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  13. New Exhibit – They Also Served: Female Nurses in the Civil War (1861-1865)

    During the Civil War, more than two thousand women served as volunteer nurses in military hospitals.  Their work was invaluable to the troops and the physicians who treated them, but also promoted respect for women’s role in medicine, helped establish nursing as a profession in the United States, and advanced the cause of women’s rights in general. A small group of these women represented in the Health Sciences Library’s Rare Books Collection is featured in the exhibit case on the 3rd floor, between the elevator and the Special Collections Room.

    [Emily Epstein, Cataloging Librarian]

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  14. Life and Limb Exhibit - Experiences of the first US veterans

    [caption id="attachment_3912" align="alignleft" width="298"]Soldiers at Armory Square Hospital, Washington DC, 1860s Soldiers at Armory Square Hospital, Washington DC, 1860s[/caption]

    The Health Sciences Library will be hosting the Life and Limb exhibit July 22 – August 31, 2013.  This exhibit features the experiences of injured soldiers in the years after the Civil War.  These veterans are often considered the first veterans of the United States.  This exhibit explores their experiences and relates to current veterans.

    Two programming events are being held in conjunction with this traveling exhibit:

    • Opening Reception – July 24, 2013 at 3:00 pm in the Reading Room of the Health Sciences Library.  Coming Home:  The Returning Soldier in Literature and Film  will be a discussion led by Therese (Tess) Jones (Center for Bioethics and Humanities) of selected literary and cinematic images of the returning soldier.
    • Webinar - Combating Information Fatigue:  Health Information Resources for Veterans – July 31, 2013 at 9:00 am.  This free, 1-hour webinar will allow attendees to learn about the unique information needs of veterans and their families.  It will cover resources for finding information on general health conditions, mental health resources, substance, support groups, and more.  Reserve your space today at http://www.tinyurl.com/mcrclasses. Or attend the webinar broadcast live in the library's 3rd Floor Tower Room from 9:00-10:00am, and stay after to explore the resources that most interested you with a librarian.

    Both programming events and the exhibit are free and open to the public.  For more information about the exhibit or programming please contact Melissa De Santis (melissa.desantis@ucdenver.edu (303) 724-1748).

    This exhibit was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.

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  15. The Human Touch Literary and Arts Anthology Available Now at AMC Bookstore

    Cover art 2013Please pick up your FREE copy of THE HUMAN TOUCH  at the Anschutz Medical Campus Bookstore, Building 500, 1st Floor.

    THE HUMAN TOUCH is the literary and arts anthology of the Anschutz Medical Campus of UC Denver.  The Human Touch strives to develop and nurture skills of observation, analysis, empathy, and self-reflection to promote humane medical care, by offering an outlet for the creative expression of the connection between patients, family, and health care professionals. Writings and artworks foster an understanding of cultural and social contexts of the individual experience of illness and the way medicine is practiced. Editors are students in the School of Medicine, staff and faculty of the Anschutz Medical Campus. Authors and artists are students, staff, health professionals, and patients from the University of Colorado community.

    This publication is being offered FREE to members of the community through the generous support the School of Medicine. The Human Touch is produced by the Art and Humanities in Health Care Program (Therese Jones, PhD, Director and H. N. Claman, M.D., Associate Director) of the Anschutz Medical Campus Center for Bioethics and Humanities.

    A copy of the anthology is also available for checkout at the Health Sciences Library, in the Drs. Henry and Janet Claman Medical Humanities Collection.  The collection is located in the 3rd Floor Special Collections Room, call number WZ 350 U58h.   An electronic copy is available in the Digital Collections of Colorado, at  http://goo.gl/AlQAb

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  16. JAMA Pediatrics: Resource in the News

    Did you see the recent headline in the news? CU research links Type 1 diabetes to infants’ diet
    Did you know the library provides access to JAMA Pediatrics?
    Today Journal Cover

    Find out if we subscribe to the journals you want.
    If not, please suggest it to us!




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  17. It's Coming...Colorado's Health Insurance Marketplace

    Colorado’s Department of Regulatory Agencies, Division of Insurance is busy reviewing hundreds of proposed new health insurance plans meeting federal requirements for benefits and premiums outlined in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Two important dates are on the horizon:

    • October 1, 2013 – Connect for Colorado, the state’s new health insurance marketplace opens for consumers and small businesses
    • January 1, 2014 – health plans go into effect
    • January 1, 2015 - Companies with at least 50 employees must provide coverage if not already offered

    You may have questions from patient’s, family member, friends, and colleagues about the ACA – you might even have questions of your own. The Health Sciences Library has put together some helpful resources in their Health Literacy and Patient Education Resource Guide, under the tab “Patient Resources.” There is a great video discussing the challenges for both patients and healthcare providers as Colorado works to roll out the state’s health exchange.  There is also an excellent guide from the Institute of Medicine that will assist patients in understanding what they need to do to comply with mandatory insurance.  In addition, there is information from Colorado PEAK for public assistance benefits and Connect for Colorado.

    Dana Abbey, Health Information Literacy Coordinator

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  18. What are your three library wishes?

    If the Library Genie granted you three library wishes, what would they be?LibraryWishes_button

    Throughout the month of July, you have the opportunity to let us know!

    The Health Sciences Library is working on updating our 5-year strategic plan and we’d like input from all of our users.

    • Are there resources or services you’d like to see the library offer?
    • Has the library implemented enhancements that you’d like to see more of?
    • How could the library better assist you with your research, education or clinical needs?

    Now is your chance to let us know!

    Submit your three wishes to the library genie today!  Your wishes will be anonymous, but if you’d be willing to talk more with us about your wishes you can include your name and e-mail address.

    Thanks for your input, and happy wishing!

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