Thinking Locally, Acting Globally: Global Health exhibit features UVM

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Health Assessment, Manikganj, Bangladesh

Hundreds of library patrons had an opportunity to learn about global health activities at UVM over the Spring semester. Kate Bright and librarian colleagues at the Dana Medical Library mounted an exhibit focused on global health initiatives with the enthusiastic help of faculty and students throughout the University.

Each of the four panels of the exhibit case highlighted a different global health project, and all panels rotated their displays midway through the semester. The College of Medicine Ebola mission to Liberia and the School of Nursing public health nursing programs in Uganda and Bangladesh opened the exhibit in January. These projects were closely followed by exhibit panels featuring global health research in Anthropology, Women’s Healthcare in Uganda and Tanzania, and Physical Therapy Down Under.

In addition, the exhibit provided the Library with a wonderful opportunity to display many of its new books on global health as well as to remind patrons of the availability of the Global Health database in its collection. The closing of the Library exhibit coincided quite nicely with a celebration of World Health Day on April 7, 2016.

Please check Dana’s website for the January to March segment of Thinking Locally, Acting Globally: Global Health at UVM. Questions? Please contact Kate Bright at 656-0695.

New NLM Exhibit on the History of Drugs and Addiction at Dana

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Crack is Wack playground mural, Keith Haring, 1986. Courtesy Keith Haring Foundation and Jonathan Kuhn/New York City Parks & Recreation

In May and June, The Dana Medical Library will host the National Library of Medicine Traveling Exhibition Pick Your Poison: Intoxicating Pleasures and Medical Prescriptions.

Mind-altering drugs have been used throughout the history of America. While some remain socially acceptable, others are outlawed because of their toxic, and intoxicating, characteristics. These classifications have shifted at different times in history, and will continue to change. The transformation of a particular drug, from an acceptable indulgence to a bad habit, or vice versa, is closely tied to the intentions of those endorsing its use, and their status in society. This exhibition explores some of the factors that have shaped the changing definition of some of our most potent drugs, from medical miracle to social menace. https://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/pickyourpoison/exhibition-introduction.html

This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health. For more information, contact Kate Bright at 656-0695.

VT Medical Libraries: Partner for Health at Blueprint Conference

vt-blueprint-for-health-conf-002new“What are your unmet health information needs?” librarian exhibitors asked at the Vermont Blueprint for Health Conference, on March 9 at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel and Conference Center. Public health professionals among others wanted to know how they could obtain full-text journal articles if they are not affiliated with UVM. The Dana Medical Library exhibit, presented in cooperation with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine-New England Region, provided answers that highlighted the Library’s Health Research Affiliates Program, and the services of eight hospital libraries throughout Vermont. Free resources such as Medlineplus.gov and the Vermont Go Local health services referral database were also featured. Marianne Burke, MLS, UVM Dana Library, and Claire LaForce, MLS, UVM and Rutland Regional Medical Center, were the exhibitors.

For more information about VT Blueprint for Health, go to: http://healthvermont.gov/blueprint.aspx.

Book Display for Bruce A. Gibbard Memorial Lecture

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Bruce A. Gibbard, MD

The Dana Medical Library is happy to display a set of books donated in support of the Bruce A. Gibbard Memorial Lectureship Program, to be held Friday, April 10 at the Davis Auditorium, Fletcher Allen/UVM.

The featured speaker this year is Eve Caligor, MD, who will present An Evidence-Based Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Borderline Personality Disorder.

Eve Caligor, M.D. is an experienced clinician and researcher, an award-winning teacher, and a widely recognized lecturer about psychoanalytic technique who lives and works in New York City. Dr. Caligor is Training and Supervising analyst and Senior Associate Director for Psychotherapy Training and Research at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. She is also the Associate Director of Residency Training at New York University School of Medicine. She has participated in and designed research trials with Otto Kernberg’s group at Cornell’s Personality Disorders Institute. She directs the Psychodynamic Psychotherapy program at Columbia and has been involved with designing curricula in psychoanalytic ideas nationally. Dr. Caligor is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association.

The following titles have been generously donated to the Library:

Jeremy Holmes, Attachment, Intimacy, Autonomy: Using Attachment Theory in Adult Psychotherapy. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson, 1996.

Arnold Modell, Other Times, Other Realities: Toward a Theory of Psychoanalytic Treatment. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1990.

Wilma Bucci, Psychoanalysis & Cognitive Science: A Multiple Code Theory. NY: Guilford Press, 1997.

Eve Caligor, Otto Kernberg, and John Clarkin, Handbook of Dynamic Psychotherapy for Higher Level Personality Pathology. Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Publishing, 2007.

For more information about the lecture, contact Brooke Barss, UVM Gibbard Committee Chair, at 951-9101 or mbbarss@me.com.

From Adenoids to Zoonomia: A New Exhibit at Dana

From Adenoids to Zoonomia: Selections from Dana’s Medical History Collection is now on view in the Dana Medical Library’s exhibit case. This exhibit features instruments and books from the Medical History Collection.

med-history-exhibit-0101Dana’s Medical History Collection contains many fine examples of medical instruments, including these curettes and forceps used to remove the adenoids, ca. 1850s-1900.

The Medical History Collection focuses on Vermont medical history.med-history-exhibit-011 Many midwives have practiced in Vermont over the years, and pictured here are several examples of textbooks on midwifery from the mid to late 1800s. The pelvimeter pictured at right was created around 1899.

Phrenology is the pseudo-science of determining a person’s personality traits by studying the bumps and fissures on his or her skull. Popular in the 19th century, many textbooks and monographs have been written on the subject, including those pictured here.

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med-history-exhibit-008Zoonomia was Erasmus Darwin’s [Charles Darwin’s grandfather] most important work containing a system of pathology, and a treatise on “generation” which foreshadowed his grandson’s theory of evolution. The Medical History Collection at Dana has a copy of the 3rd American edition of this 2 volume work from 1803 [pictured left].

From Adenoids to Zoonomia: Selections from Dana’s Medical History Collection will be on exhibit through April. For more information about the Library’s Medical History Collection, see http://library.uvm.edu/dana/about/collections/medhist.html.

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