Friday, February 25, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
One book I've referred to repeatedly is:
Edmonson, James M. American Surgical Instruments: The History of Their Manufacture and a Directory of Instrument Makers to 1900. San Francisco: Norman Pub, 1997.
I recommend Edmonson's book as a user-friendly but thoroughly researched historical survey. It's a great entry point for learning about the history of the manufacture and use of medical equipment.
Some other relevant books held at OHSU Library are:]
Bennion, Elisabeth. Antique Dental Instruments. New York, NY: Sotheby's Publications, 1986.
Bennion, Elisabeth. Antique Medical Instruments. London: Sotheby Parke Bernet, 1979.
Davis, Audrey B., and Mark S. Dreyfuss. The Finest Instruments Ever Made: A Bibliography of Medical, Dental, Optical, and Pharmaceutical Company Trade Literature, 1700-1939. Arlington, Mass: Medical History Pub. Associates I, 1986.
Davis, Audrey B. Medicine and Its Technology: An Introduction to the History of Medical Instrumentation. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 1981.
Howard Dittrick Museum of Historical Medicine, Gustav C. E. Weber, and James M. Edmonson. Nineteenth Century Surgical Instruments: A Catalogue of the Gustav Weber Collection at the Howard Dittrick Museum of Historical Medicine. Cleveland, Ohio: Historical Division, Cleveland Health Sciences Library, 1986.
Kirkup, John. The Evolution of Surgical Instruments: An Illustrated History from Ancient Times to the Twentieth Century. Novato, Calif: Historyofscience.com, 2006.
Ricci, James V. The Development of Gynaecological Surgery and Instruments; A Comprehensive Review of the Evolution of Surgery and Surgical Instruments for the Treatment of Female Diseases from the Hippocratic Age to the Antiseptic Period. Philadelphia: Blakiston, 1949.
OHSU patrons are free to check these books out from the library's main collections.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
OHSU History of Medicine Society Lecture: "Forward Surgery and Whole Blood Transfusion Saving Wounded Soldies in World War II"
"Forward Surgery and Whole Blood Transfusion Saving 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 Maija Anderson (503-418-2287) at least five business days prior to the event.