The 16th Dean Billy S. Guyton History of Medicine Lecture entitled “The Evolution of American Bioethics” will be delivered by Dr. Ralph Didlake, Director of the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities, UMMC. The lecture will be presented Thursday, April 16, 2009, in the Lower Amphitheater, R-153 at noon. A box lunch will be served. A reception for Dr. Didlake will be held from 3:00-4:30 in the Holmes foyer. The Guyton Lecture is presented as part of National Library Week and is sponsored by the Friends of the Rowland Medical Library.
The Julius M. Cruse Collection in Imunology increased recently by the addition of Svante Arrhenius‘ (1859-1927) classic work on Immunochemistry: The Application of the Principles of Physical Chemistry to the Study of the Biological Antibodies. Dr Julius Cruse was the generous donor as he added to his and the library’s growing archive of historical works in pathology now numbering over 600 titles. Immunochemistry was first published in 1907 and is number 2564.1 in the current edition of Morton’s Medical Bibliography of distinguished books in the History of Medicine. Included among Dr. Arrhenius’ many accomplishments was the awarding in 1903 of the Noble Prize in Chemistry. He is also credited with having “defined immunochemistry and laid out its frontiers.”
Other interests and fields of investigation of his included geology, astronomy, astrophysics and his theory to explain ice ages. Many awards and honors were given to Dr. Arrhenius in his lifetime including Foreign Member of the Royal Society (1911), Faraday Medal of the Chemical Society (1914) and honorary degrees from Cambridge, Oxford, Heidelberg and other universities. In addition to his scientific publications Dr. Arrhenius also wrote for the general public including among other works, Worlds in the Making (1906), Destiny of the Stars (1915) and Chemistry and Modern Man (1919). He died in his native country on October 2, 1927 at Stockholm, Sweden.
~David A. Juergens
The “My Account” feature of our online catalog enables you to:
- See and renew currently checked out items (regular books may be renewed for a two week period and Leisure Books can now be renewed for a week)
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To access your account, click on the Catalog tab on the main screen of the library web page. Then click on the My Account tab. You will need to enter your Borrower ID number which is the first group of five numbers on the back of your UMMC ID-DO NOT ENTER THE FIRST ZERO. For example, on this ID, you would enter the number 1234. Please call 984-1234 if you have any questions.
As part of a National Library Week celebration, Friends of the Rowland Medical Library will host several activities April 13-17. Friends will sell tickets to a drawing, totes, T-shirts and popcorn from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Monday, April 13, in the foyer outside the library in the Verner Holmes Learning Resource Center. Friends will host a used book sale from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, April 14-16, in the foyer outside the library and from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, April 17, in the Clinical Sciences walkway. Friends also will conduct daily drawings for door prizes and silent auction items. Memberships to Friends will be available for purchase or renewal. For more information, call Terry Hall at 4-1253.
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We recently added a link to the Drug Information Portal from the National Library of Medicine to our E-database page. Starting at the Portal page you can find information on dietary or herbal supplements. Just click on Resources by Class and follow the links.. to the resource described below..
The Dietary Supplements Labels Database includes information from the labels of over 3,000 brands of dietary supplements in the marketplace, including vitamins, minerals, herbs or other botanicals, amino acids, and other specialty supplements.
The database is designed to help both the public and health care providers find information about ingredients in brand-name products, including name, form, active and inactive ingredients, amount of active ingredient/unit, manufacturer/distributor information, suggested dose, label claims, warnings, percentage of daily value, and further label information.
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Rowland Medical Library invites you to enjoy the unique taste of
Louisiana’s most distinctive coffee.
Today, Community® coffee is served in the best New Orleans restaurants and is shared in home across the South. Come by the circulation desk and try a cup today.
Monday-Thursday: 7:30 am – 10:30 pm
Friday: 7:30 am – 8:30 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am – 6:30 pm
Sunday: 12:30 – 11:30 pm
Coffee: Large – $1.00; Small – $.75
Tea and Hot Chocolate: $.75
Now serving: New Orleans, Cafe Special, Dark Roast, French Vanilla (single cup) and Hazelnut (single cup) as well as offering Honey Lemon Green tea.Or you can even try a tasty mug of hot cocoa.