Tuesday, June 09, 2009

New Oregoniana

A bevy of books relating to medicine in Oregon have recently landed in the History of Medicine Room. Some old, some new, some transferred, one blue (well, really more of a teal), they're sure to satisfy most tastes and interests:

OHSU School of Medicine : [yearbook].
Portland, Or. : School of Medicine, Oregon Health Sciences University,1994.
A 1994 edition, which we were lacking. Thanks to Cindy Sligar in MMI for the donation!

Sheldon, Henry Davidson, 1874-1948.
History of University of Oregon / by Henry D. Sheldon.
Portland, Or., Binfords & Mort [c1940]
Putting our northern campus into the context of the growth and development in Eugene.

American Academy of Pediatrics. Committee for the Study of Child Health Services.
Child health services in Oregon : report of the American Academy of Pediatrics Study of Child Health Services in Oregon.
[S.l.] : Oregon State Board of Health, 1948.
"This study constitutes the first attempt on the part of practicing physicians to conduct a survey of this scope and magnitude. The physicians and dentists of Oregon cooperated wholeheartedly, and the pediatricians assumed leadership in obtaining their portion of the data required"--p. v.

Meeting the needs for nursing services in Oregon : a study of nursing resources, needs and educational facilities, 1948-1950.
[Portland, Ore. : Board of Directors, Oregon State Nurses' Association?], 1950.
Transferred from storage, this typescript report will receive better housing in PNW Archives.

Roth, Richard R.
The Hot Lake story : supplement / by Richard R. Roth.
Orting, WA : Heritage Quest Press, c2009.
An historian's researches are never done. Another update to the story of Hot Lake Sanitarium from the undisputed expert.

Atwood, Kay.
An honorable history : 133 years of medical practice in Jackson County, Oregon / Kay Atwood.
Medford, Ore. : Jackson County Medical Society, 1985.
If only there were such a history written for every county in Oregon, with lists of practicing physicians, lovely illustrations, and ample references.

Pollock, Robert W.
The education of a country doctor / by Robert W. Pollock.
New York : Vantage Press, [c1978]
Written by a physician who practiced in eastern Oregon (and elsewhere), this book offers a bit of history, numerous colorful anecdotes, and advice on "How to Collect a Bad Debt" as well as other useful tips.

Dary, David.
Frontier medicine : from the Atlantic to the Pacific, 1492-1941 / David Dary.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.
From Native American cures to medicine on the Oregon Trail to quacks and patent medicine, a nice overview--even if it does neglect to mention our fine institution.

Larsell, Olof, 1886-1964.
Morphological studies on the cerebellum. I. In Amblystoma. II. In chelonians and alligator / by O. Larsell.
[Portland, Or.] 1932.
Because one can never have enough Olof. This offprint from J Comp Neurol 56(2) was previously kicking around in the anatomy department at the University of Cambridge. Somehow, I think Olof probably had someone else wrassle the gators, although I'm sure he could have taken one himself.

Osgood, Edwin E. (Edwin Eugene), 1899-1969
Osgood-Haskins hemoglobin method / Edwin S. [sic] Osgood, H.D. Haskins.
[Portland, Or. : University of Oregon Medical School, between 1918 and 1931?].
A single-fold sheet with the instructions for conducting analysis.

Hoff, Clara S.
Gate on the hillside. [Poems].
[Portland Or., Sawtell, 1950]
Clara inscribed this copy to Adalbert Bettman, MD, who had provided her book with a preface. One of the poems is also dedicated to him, and another dedicated is to Ira Manville, MD. We decided to bring this one out of storage and into safer keeping.

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