Friday, January 23, 2009

Something old, something new

Several new titles have come through cataloging in the past week, from the latest history of medicine addition to the oldest of a recently acquired collection to the local materials that dribble in from time to time.

In the modern history of medicine category, we have:
The making of Mr. Gray's anatomy by Ruth Richardson
(Oxford University Press, 2008)
From the book blurb: "In this, the 150th anniversary of the original publication of Gray's Anatomy, Richardson, a scholar of the history of science, relates how this classic came into being. Richardson does a creditable job of explaining how two young doctors, Henry Gray and Henry Vandyke Carter, teamed together to create an anatomy manual better than any available for students in surgery. Their version had better and larger drawings (in fact, their size, which contributed to the book's success, was an accident: the illustrations were meant to be 25% smaller), simpler text and a very successful integration of surgical techniques with anatomical features."
Available for checkout in the OHSU Main Library.

From the remains of the collection at the OHSU Neurological Sciences Institute come two new titles for the History of Medicine Collection:
Twelve lectures on the structure of the central nervous system by Dr. Ludwig Edinger ...
Philadelphia, London, F.A. Davis, 1890.
2d rev. ed. With 133 illustrations. Tr. by Willis Hall Vittum ; Ed. by C. Eugene Riggs.
Translation of Edinger's Vorlesungen über den Bau der nervösen Zentralorgane.
and
The cranial nerves of Amphibia / by Oliver S. Strong.
Boston : Ginn & Co., 1895.
Thesis (Ph. D.)--Columbia College (1894)
Reprinted from Journal of morphology, vol. x, no. 1.

And finally, 24 new items for the PNW Archives Collection were added, including such diverse titles as:
Hematopoietic cell transplant : pocket guide for physicians.
[Portland, Or.] : Northwest Marrow Transplant Program , 2001.
and
Strategic plan 2000 : Oregon Health Sciences University.
Portland, Or. : Oregon Health Sciences University , 2000.
and
The Oregon report card : improving care of the dying / Oregon Health Sciences University, Center for Ethics in Health Care.
Portland, Or. : Oregon Health Sciences University , [1999]
and
Developments in oculomotor research : program Hosted by Good Samaritan Hospital & Medical Center, University of Washington; under the auspices of the International Union of Physiological Sciences, XXX International Congress, July 20-24, 1986.
[Oregon : s.n.] 1986.

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