December Edition of Connective Issues Is Here

 

 

 

 

 

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Historical Collections: Gift of 1923 Bausch & Lomb Microscope

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Monday, November 5, 2018, the Historical Collection of the HS/HSL received a 1923 Bausch & Lomb Microscope from Anne Elizabeth Langalis, Granddaughter of Dr. Walter Hal Shealy.

Dr. Walter Hal Shealy was born in Leesville, SC on August 2, 1897.  He attended Newberry College for his undergraduate degree and joined the Marine Corps, serving in World War I.  Following his war service, he attended and graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1923.  While at the University of Maryland, he served as Class Treasurer from 1919 to 1920 and joined the Phi Beta Pi Fraternity.

Following graduation, Dr. Shealy worked at the Maryland General Hospital before becoming a general practitioner in 1928 in Sharpsburg, MD.  He also served as a doctor at the Maryland Correctional Institution and was an active member in service and professional organizations.  Dr. Shealy passed away on April 15, 1966.

Bausch & Lomb microscopes were produced by Bausch & Lomb Optical Company of Rochester, NY.  The company, started by John Jacob Bausch and Henry Lomb, began producing microscopes in 1874 and was the third biggest producer of microscopes during the 20th Century.  Today Bausch & Lomb are no longer producing microscopes; the final microscopes were produced by the company in the 1990s.

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3D Printing at the HS/HSL Solves Your Holiday Gift Challenges

Did you know that you can 3D print unique holiday ornaments and other gift items at the HS/HSL Innovation Space? The best way to learn about 3D printing is to actually use 3D printing. Have fun and solve your holiday gift problems at the same time!

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1. Choose a 3D model to print – look through our holiday picks, or browse the many websites that offer free models for download.

2. Reserve the Innovation Space by Friday, December 21.

3. 3D print your selected model(s). The available colors for printing include red, green, white, and more. Standard printing fees apply.

Visit the HS/HSL Innovation Space for more information.

 

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Historical Moment: Baltimore’s 1893 Fire, 125 Years Later, UMB Campus Damaged

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland. Sanborn Map Company; Vol. 1, 1890. Map. https://www.loc.gov/item/sanborn03573_001/.

On Saturday, December 2, 1893, a devastating fire broke out in Baltimore.  Burning across the block surrounded by Paca, German, Greene, and Lombard Streets, the fire destroyed a newly constructed Laboratory and Chemical Building on the University of Maryland’s campus.

The fire started when hot cinders in the basement of the Heiser Building, located on the Corner of Paca Street and Cider Alley, ignited a pile of trash.  Spreading from the basement up an elevator shaft of the six-story warehouse and to surrounding buildings, the fire caused $360,000 in damage.  Flames could be seen from as far as Bel Air and Ellicott City, Maryland and embers were carried as far as Lexington Market and Westminster Presbyterian Church burning the grass around these buildings.

The fire destroyed the University’s Laboratory Building, which was completed and opened during the summer of 1893.  The building was located to the back of the Heiser Building, where the fire began.  It housed instruction rooms for Histology, Pathology, Chemistry, and Anatomy as well as a reading room and bathroom.  The fire also caused damage to the main University building (now called Davidge Hall). Water seeped through Anatomical Hall and the ceiling of Chemical Hall, both part of the main building.  Students were able to save materials and apparatus from the main building as well as the library and furniture from the law building by carrying the items outside.

Following the fire, the faculty claimed $8000 in insurance money to repair the building, which was restored by Fall 1894.  While the building was under construction classes were held in the University Hospital’s Amphitheater as well as the dissecting room; laboratory work was completed in the dental building.  Faculty from the other Baltimore medical, dental, and pharmacy schools offered the use of their space while construction was completed; however, the Medical School faculty deemed it unnecessary to inconvenience their colleagues.

Sources:

“A Destructive Fire.” (1893, Dec 04). The Sun (1837-1993) Retrieved from http://proxy-hs.researchport.umd.edu/login?url=https://search.proquest.com/docview/535483895?accountid=28672

Minutes of the Faculty of Physik, 1893.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland. Sanborn Map Company; Vol. 1, 1890. Map. https://www.loc.gov/item/sanborn03573_001/.

 

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HS/HSL Hours Over Thanksgiving Holiday

 

 

 

 

 

 

HS/HSL Holiday Hours

Wednesday, Nov. 21st      6am – 6pm

Thursday, Nov. 22nd          Closed

Friday, Nov. 23rd                Closed

We will return to our regular schedule on Saturday, November 24th.

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The University of Maryland, Baltimore in World War I

November 11, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, the day World War I came to an end.  In 1954 the United States renamed the holiday Veteran’s Day to honor and celebrate all those who have served in a branch of the United States Armed Forces.

World War I, known as “the war to end all wars, ” began on July 28, 1914. After the United States joined in the war effort in April 1917, the University of Maryland, Baltimore moved forward with the 1917-1918 session.  Student numbers, according to an update in The Bulletin of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and College of Physicians and Surgeons, were a bit diminished as upper-class students had joined the military.  Additionally, some professors and instructors were serving their country in the war.  The biggest issue was staffing the hospitals associated with the University as nurses and doctors were called on to serve.

Soon after the United States joined World War I, Dr. Archibald C. Harrison, Professor of Anatomy and Clinical Surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, began advocating for the formation of a University of Maryland Base Hospital.  Base Hospitals were under the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) to treat the wounded and sick from the battlefields in Europe. Dr. Harrison worked with medical faculty at the University to form Base Hospital No. 42 by June 1917.

The hospital was staffed by 100 nurses—30 were graduates from the University Hospital Training School for Nurses—35 officers and 200 enlisted men.  Most members of Base Hospital No. 42 came from the University of Maryland or from elsewhere in Baltimore and Maryland.  The unit received training at Camp Meade, Maryland before arriving in Bazoilles-sur-Meuse, France in July 1918. The Base Hospital joined five others to form the Bazoilles Hospital Center, which also included a Base Hospital from Johns Hopkins University (No. 18).

Mary Gavin, a graduate of the University Hospital Training School for Nurses in 1908, served as chief Nurse of Base Hospital No. 42.  After the hospital was demobilized, she became Chief Nurse of Evacuation Hospital 21 until returning to the United States in June 1919.  Remaining with the Army Nurse Corps, she was named First Lieutenant and promoted to Captain in 1940 and to Lieutenant Colonel in 1943.  Gavin retired from service in 1944 and passed away on November 13, 1968.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photograph of Bazoilles Hospital Center by Dr. John Carey Taylor, Photograph held in the HS/HSLs Historical Collections.

Base Hospital No. 42 treated 2,593 surgical and 4,559 medical cases from July 1918 to January 1919; most of which arrived between September and October 1918, the height of American Army operations.  The hospital was closed on January 8, 1919.  A third of the nursing personnel joined the AEF to serve in the replacement hospital, Evacuation Hospital No. 21.  All members of the Base Hospital were demobilized on May 2, 1919 at Camp Meade, MD.

The University of Maryland was also a site for a Student Army Training Corps (S.A.T.C.), a WWI program aimed at keeping men in school, while also training them for military service.  S.A.T.C.’s were formed at 525 different schools and were a way for schools to continue operations and support the War effort.

The University of Maryland, S.A.T.C. was formed by October 1918.  Members of the unit trained before and after school, reporting to breakfast at 6:35am and drilling until 8:30am before breaking for school from 9am to 5pm.  Additionally, three classes a week were aimed at teaching War and Military tactics.  After 6pm, students again reported for drills; leaving very little time for actual study or school work.  This program ended on December 14, 1918.  Most of the class histories in the 1919 Terra Mariae Yearbook, hint at the distraction caused by the S.A.T.C.; indicating most students wanted to focus on their studies rather than war training.

Following the war in October 1919, then Librarian, Ruth Lee Briscoe, compiled a list of those who passed in the War or from complications of the war.  The list numbered over 40 alumni, faculty, and students.  The University of Maryland, Baltimore served its country well during World War I.

Interested in learning more about the University of Maryland, Baltimore during World War I?  Contact Historical Librarian and Archivist, Tara Wink for more information.  The Health Sciences and Human Services Library extends our thanks to Veterans on this 100th anniversary of Armistice Day and every day.

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New Clinical Decision Support Tool: VisualDX, Take a Look!

 

 

 

 

 

 

VisualDx is a diagnostic clinical decision support system designed to enhance diagnostic accuracy, aid therapeutic decisions, and improve patient safety.

Clinicians can quickly build a custom differential diagnosis across general medicine or use the powerful search function to access patient-specific clinical information and medical images.

VisualDx is a tool for frontline healthcare workers, it provides a curated, peer-reviewed approach for quality patient care.

To create an account in VisualDX:
1. Go to VisualDX from the HS/HSL’s list of databases.
2. Click “Get the Mobile App,” then
3. Click “Create a Personal VisualDX Account.”
4. Provide an email and password to set up your account.
5. Get the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

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Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, Nov. 7, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

On Nov. 7,  health professionals, students, and librarians from all over the country will join forces for an all-day edit-a-thon. Participants will edit Wikipedia articles on women’s health topics and improve citations using trusted National Library of Medicine (NLM) resources. The HS/HSL is hosting a two-hour drop-in session with librarians from the HS/HSL and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine to help if you’ve never edited Wikipedia before. If you are unable to attend the event, you can still participate virtually all day. Join us in HS/HSL in Room LL05 on the Lower Level.

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Spooky Greetings From the HS/HSL #candy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drop by for a sweet treat (while supplies last)!

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Printing Not Available, Wed. Oct 24th, 5PM – 7PM, Come to Information Services Desk for Assistance

Due to software updates and modifications that must be completed, printing at the HS/HSL will be down on Wednesday, Oct. 24th from 5PM – 7PM.  Please come to the Information Services Desk during this time and we will happily print for you.

We apologize for the inconvenience. Contact the Information Services Desk if you have questions or need assistance, hshsl@umaryland.edu, 410-706-7995.

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