Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Archival books

Yesterday I had a fascinating visit with a rare book dealer. As we were talking about subject areas that I was interested in developing, he commented that we probably already had everything that was out there on medicine in the Pacific Northwest. I told him that, in fact, there's a lot more out there that we don't have, and pointed to faculty publications as one area that I was interested in.

While a book's association with OHSU does not automatically make it a "rare book," it is archival as as primary evidence of the development of medical practice in the Northwest. Recent donations have brought in what I'd describe as "archival books" by OHSU-associated authors including Olof Larsell, Edwin E. Osgood, and Robert S. Dow. While some of these were already in the library's general collections, donations brought us well-preserved and lovingly cared-for copy, unblemished by library spine labels and stamps.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Early notice: OHSU History of Medicine Society Lecture - "Forward Surgery and Whole Blood Transfusion Saved Wounded Soldiers in World War II"

Our last History of Medicine Lecture of the 2010/2011 season is coming up at the end of the month:

"Forward Surgery and Whole Blood Transfusion Saved Wounded Soldiers in World War II"

Guest speaker: Richard Mullins, M.D.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Public lecture: 12:15pm

Refreshments served at noon

Location: Old Library Auditorium

Dr. Mullins earned an M.D. from Tufts University School of Medicine in 1974 and completed internship and residencies at University of Oregon Health Sciences Center in 1974-1980. He received additional training and research experience at Wayne State University’s Department of Surgery, Albany Medical College’s Department of Physiology, and Emory University’s Department of Surgery. Dr. Mullins’s first academic position was at the University of Louisville where he served as Assistant Chief of Surgery at Louisville’s V.A. Medical Center. In 1989 he returned to Oregon Health & Science University as Associate Professor, Department of Surgery. He was appointed Chief, Trauma/Critical Care Section in 1989, and Professor of Surgery in 1994.

His teaching at OHSU has been recognized with the Hiram C. Polk Award for Teaching Excellence (1987), the OHSU Dean’s Teaching Award (1996), and the Marquam Hill Faculty Teaching Award (2006). He has also earned the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the OHSU Department of Surgery (2000), the Barry Goldwater Service Award for a Reserve Surgeon from the Uniform Services Surgical Association (2007), and the Trauma Achievement Award from the Committee on Trauma, American College of Surgeons (2007). His professional affiliations include Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Senior Member of the Society of University Surgeons, and Fellow of the American Surgical Association. Dr. Mullins holds the rank of Captain in the U.S. Naval Reserve and has been deployed twice to Iraq.

The lecture is free and open to the public. If you have a disability and need an accommodation to attend or participate in this event please contact Chris Shaffer (503-494-6057) at least five business days prior to the event