Turn the Pages of a Rare Book on Medicinal Plants from NLM Collections

Turning the Pages virtual version of Blackwell's A Curious Herbal, is available from the National Library of Medicine. The book was published in London in parts between 1737 and 1739. Today, this book is widely recognized by scholars and the public alike for its colorful and detailed illustrations of hundreds of medicinal plants.

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Discover selections from A Curious Herbal online, or via iPad App.


Spring and winter lake scenes by Katie Allen‘s are rather magical!

Happy Spring 2013!

St. Patrick's Day March 17

Norooz: The Persian New Year: March 20, 2013 @ 07:03:13 AM




New Titles in the Thieme E-Book Library

Recently, 4 new titles and 2 new editions have been added to the Thieme E-Book Library as follows:

·        Color Atlas of Biochemistry

·        Color Atlas of Genetics

·        Comprehensive Board Review in Neurology

·        Breast Imaging

·        Cardiac Imaging

·        Thoracic Imaging

To access Thieme E-Book via Health Science Databases.

Sage Sayings of Dr. Andrew Taylor Still

" If the laws of the universe are systematic according to kind, then we must observe and follow each system faithfully if we expect to change effects, because every change in cause gives a new effect. The universe is governed by that law. That law is life."

" We speak of life, but know of it only as we see bodies move by life back of the visible matter."

" I believe the law of life is simple and natural in both respects if wisely understood."

Truhlar Robert E. Doctor A.T. Still in the living. Chagrin Falls, Ohio, 1950. p. 77, 78,79.




AccessMedicine Updates

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CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment: Obstetrics & Gynecology, 11e

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VisualDx free App on your iPhone, iPad or Android Device

VisualDx Mobile access is named a “Top Five Medical App” at Harvard Medical School, and is for both Android and Apple mobile devices.

To sign up through institutional license, follow the instruction below:

1.     Open VisualDx via medical library webpage Health Science Databases

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3.     Complete the form to create your account.

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MedicalStudent.com is curated by Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D. It is a digital library of authoritative medical education information designed to serve as a "pico portal" for users interested in quality medical resources on the Internet. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.

MedicalStudent.com identifies authoritative medical World-Wide Web sites that can teach, illuminate, and inspire.

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Book Review

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Moller, David Wendell. "Dancing with broken bones : poverty, race, and spirit-filled dying in the inner city ". Oxford University Press, c2012.

Call Number: WB 310 M726 2012 , available @ Medical Library

Editorial Reviews:

"Read this book. It will remind you why you became a physician."
The Lancet

"...stories of courage, faith, suffering, and neglect are interwoven in a remarkable book for anyone with an interest in end-of-life care."
-- Journal of Palliative Medicine

Book Description: Dancing with Broken Bones gives voice and face to a vulnerable and disempowered population whose stories often remain untold: the urban dying poor. Drawing on complex issues surrounding poverty, class, and race, Moller illuminates the unique sufferings that often remain unknown and hidden within a culture of broad invisibility. He demonstrates how a complex array of factors, such as mistrust of physicians, regrettable indignities in care, and inadequate communication among providers, patients, and families, shape the experience of the dying poor in the inner city. This book challenges readers to look at reality in a different way.



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