Highlighting Research Services – HS/HSL Web Site Refreshed

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research services are now front and center on the Health Sciences and Human Services Library’s refreshed home page, increasing the visibility of the many research services we have to offer.  It’s now easier than ever to schedule a library research consultation, collaborate on a systematic review, use the High Performance Computer or iSpace, print a poster, and much more.

Arranged in four themes – Help With Your Research, Publish and Present Your Research, Increase the Impact of Your Research, and Bioinformatics and Innovative Technologies – there are 15 distinct services available to ensure your research success. Visit us at hshsl.umaryland.edu and look for “Doing Research?”

The HS/HSL will be undertaking a complete reimagining of its web site in FY19.

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Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World Exhibit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outbreak: Epidemics in a  Connected World is an exhibition created by the  Smithsonian’s  National Museum of Natural  History (NMNH) in  Washington,  D.C.    This three-year exhibition marks the 100th anniversary of the devastating 1918 influenza pandemic. The exhibit, adapted for use by the Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL), will be on display in the Library’s Frieda O. Weise Gallery, August 24, 2018 – October 14, 2018.

The main message of the exhibit is “One Health,” which is derived from the understanding that human health, animal health, and environmental health are closely connected.  Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World emphasizes the importance of interdisciplinary responses to stop outbreaks— and the impact those outbreaks have on communities.

Outbreak examines zoonotic emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) and their pandemic risks in the 21st  century.  NMNH collaborated with public health institutions to address these questions: Why do pathogens emerge where they do?    How do they “spill over” from animals to people?  What causes them to amplify and spread quickly?  And finally, what can individuals and communities do to prevent the next outbreak?

The Outbreak exhibition project is a collaborative effort between the Smithsonian’s  National Museum of Natural History and global partners to raise awareness of the human,  animal, and environmental factors contributing to infectious disease epidemics.

The 1918 Flu Epidemic and Baltimore: 100 years later

In conjunction with the Smithsonian’s Outbreak exhibit, the HS/HSL has created a supplementary exhibit remembering the 1918 Flu Pandemic.  This year marks the 100th anniversary of the pandemic that killed between 50 and 100 million people worldwide.  Baltimore and the University of Maryland, Baltimore were not immune to this incredible international natural disaster.  This exhibit explains the spread of the disease in Baltimore and at the University, while supplying a supporting story to the Smithsonian’s “connected world” message.

Upcoming Events for Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World

Thursday, September 13, 10:30 a.m.  Exhibit Opening, Press Conference

Thursday, October 4, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Flu shots available to UMB campus employees and students in the 1st Floor Tower of the Library.  Please bring your insurance information. Flu clinic provided by Walgreens in collaboration with the School of Pharmacy and the HS/HSL. RSVP with Flu as the subject to aepps@hshsl.umaryland.edu .

Friday, October 5, 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  a light lunch will be served and Philip A. Mackowiak, ’70, emeritus professor of medicine and the Carolyn Frenkil and Selvin Passen History of Medicine Scholar-in-Residence will present, “The ‘Spanish Flu’ of 1918,  What’s Past is Prologue.”  RSVP to events@hshsl.umaryland.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Whiteboard Project: What Superpower Do You Wish You Had?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are greedy folks, we want ALL of the superpowers! If you haven’t heard this tale from the great Judge John Hodgman, I urge you to listen to “Invisible Man vs. Hawkman” from This American Life.

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Exhibit: Early Dissertations from the School of Medicine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A new exhibit on the first floor of the HS/HSL features a selection of Early Dissertations from the Historical Collections. This exhibit celebrates the art of these dissertations and ultimately the art of 19th-century penmanship. The dissertations on exhibit are beautifully detailed with original calligraphy, illustrations, and handwriting.

Early students at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine were required to complete, “a thesis of his own composition on some medical subject (Annual Catalog, 1845).”  A graduate could choose his own dissertation topic and handwrote the final product. Some students, as the volumes on exhibit suggest, took the dissertation as an opportunity to showcase their artistic abilities as well as their research. The dissertations have since been bound into class years.  Historical Collections in the HS/HSL maintains a collection of these early dissertations from 1813 to 1887.

The following dissertations are currently or will be on display:

To see additional dissertations, check out our digital archive collection of Early Dissertations of the University of Maryland.

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School of Medicine Political Cartoon: “A Faculty Meeting”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 1: A Faculty Meeting by W.H. Arthur, Class of 1877, Colonel Medical Corps

This unique interpretation of a School of Medicine Faculty Meeting was recently discovered among the records of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library.  Donated to the library in 1938 by Dr. William H. Marsh, School of Medicine class of 1876, the cartoon represents the faculty of the school of medicine as donkeys standing around a dissection table.  The cartoon was drawn by Colonel William H. Arthur, School of Medicine class of 1877, whose name appears in the lower right-hand corner of the cartoon.

The faculty members represented from left to right include:

McLane Tiffany – Professor of Operative Surgery
Christopher Johnston – Professor of Surgery
Richard McSherry – Professor of Principles and Practice of Medicine
William T. Howard – Professor of Diseases of Women and Children and Clinical Medicine
Samuel C. Chew – Dean, Professor of Material Medica and Therapeutics, and Clinical Medicine
Francis T. Miles – Professor of Anatomy and Clinical Professor of Diseases of the Nervous System
Julian J. Chisolm – Professor of Ophthalmie and Aural Surgery
George W. Miltenberger – Professor of Obstetrics
Frank Donaldson – Professor of Physiology and Hygiene and Clinical Professor of Diseases of the Throat, Lungs and Heart

Dr. William H. Marsh of Maryland was born in 1851.  As a student, he was a clinical assistant for the University Hospital in 1875 and graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1876.  His dissertation on Hemiplegia can be found in the Digital Archive at the HS/HSL.  After graduation he became a Senior Resident Physician at Bay View Hospital in Baltimore before moving to Solomons Island, MD to practice medicine in 1878.  In 1890 he was named acting Assisting Surgeon in the United States Public Health Service (Marine Hospital Service) a position he held until his retirement in 1930.  He was an active supporter of the University of Maryland Alumni Association until his death in 1941.

Colonel William H. Arthur, MD was born in 1856 in Baltimore. As a young man he had a talent for caricature. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1877. His dissertation on the Examination of Urine can be found in the Digital Archive at the HS/HSL. In 1880, Dr. Arthur passed the Army Medical Board. Throughout his career, he was stationed in New York, Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Washington, and Pennsylvania gaining experience in surgery.  In 1898 at the start of the Spanish-American War, Dr. Arthur was promoted to Major and given a Cattle Ship, the Missouri, to turn into a floating hospital. He was later stationed in China and the Philippines.  In 1907 he was assigned command of the General Hospital at Washington Barracks, which would become the Walter Reed General Hospital.  In 1911, Dr. Arthur was promoted to Colonel and in 1918 to Brigadier General.  On December 2, 1918 he was retired by order of the President. After retirement, General Arthur became the Medical Director of Georgetown University Hospital.  He passed away on April 19, 1936.

 

Sources:

Jones, Harold W. “Brigadier General William H. Arthur (1856-1936),” Army Medical Bulletin. No. 68 (July 1943): 218-226. Retrieved from: http://stimson.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15290coll6/id/836

Pershing, John J. My Life before the World War, 1860-1917: A Memoir. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2013.

“William Henry Marsh, M.D.,” Bulletin of the School of Medicine, University of Maryland. Vol. 26 No. 4 (Jan 1942): 212. Retrieved from: https://archive.org/stream/bulletinofuniver2626#page/212/mode/2up/search/Marsh

 

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Whiteboard Project: Recommend a Podcast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This one doesn’t need much commentary, take your pick!

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Kathy Strauss’ “Natura naturans” Exhibit Opening Reception, July 11

Kathy Strauss exhibit poster

Discover the beauty of Kathy Strauss’ “Natura naturans” exhibit on display at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library from July 2 to August 17.

Kathy explores the intersections of nature, mathematics and science – creating art based on scientific images and mathematical proofs.

An opening reception will kick off the exhibit on July 11 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Weise Gallery on the first floor of the HS/HSL. Please RSVP no later than Tuesday, July 10 to events@hshsl.umaryland.edu.

For more information on Kathy Strauss, click here.

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Whiteboard Project: Recommend a Good Beach Read

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for all of the recommendations!  How many have you read?

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1933: Dental School “Dents” – Baltimore Amateur Hockey League Champs

The Stanley Cup Final is heating up with the Las Vegas Golden Knights headed to the Washington Capitals this week.  The Capitals are looking to bring the Stanley Cup to the D.C./Maryland area for the first time in their history.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eighty-five years ago the University of Maryland Dental School’s ice hockey team (the Maryland Dents) made their own history by winning the Baltimore Amateur Ice Hockey League championship.   While the University of Maryland, Baltimore does not currently have an NCAA sports team, the campus has had its share of sports teams in the past.  The Maryland Dents, though short-lived (they played from 1932 to 1935) enjoyed a whirlwind of success, earning the title in their second year of play.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perhaps it was a search for job security that led to the success of the team, after all, hockey players tend to need a lot of dental work.  More likely, it was the group of students who led the team, which included players from traditional hockey outlets like New England and Canada. Perhaps the most important player for the Dents was Captain Fred Cuddy, class of 1935.  Cuddy was from Providence, Rhode Island and had played in the Rhode Island Amateur League, and for Cranston High School and Hebron Academy before attending the University of Maryland Dental School.  In their championship season, Cuddy led the league in points.  Perhaps not surprisingly, after Fred Cuddy graduated hockey stopped appearing in The Mirror, the Dental School’s yearbook, as a sport.

While short-lived, ice hockey at the University of Maryland, Baltimore was hugely successful and popular.  The Dents appeared in the playoffs/championship game three out of four seasons.  At the conclusion of the first season, a testimonial dinner was given in the team’s honor and instilled in all a sense of school spirit.

Want to know more about the Maryland Dents?  Check out the following links to The Mirror:

1932: http://www.archive.org/details/mirror1932univ

1933: http://www.archive.org/details/mirror1933univ

1934: http://www.archive.org/details/mirror1934univ

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HS/HSL Closed For The Memorial Day Weekend, May 26, 27, 28

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The HS/HSL will be closed for the Memorial Day Weekend

Saturday, May 26 CLOSED
Sunday, May 27 CLOSED
Monday, May 28 CLOSED
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