Archive for 2019

Written on the Skin: Classics of Dermatology from the Gift of David R. Bickers, M.D. -- A New Exhibit

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Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library, is pleased to announce Written on the Skin: Classics of Dermatology from the Gift of David R. Bickers, M.D., an exhibit highlighting a recent important donation to the Library by Dr. Bickers, Chairman of the Department of Dermatology.

New Samuel Bard Manuscript Acquired

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The Health Sciences Library has recently acquired a manuscript by Samuel Bard (1742-1821), a founder of the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and a prominent early American physician.  The 20-page handwritten document is the text of an unpublished commencement address given by Bard to the graduates of the College, probably in about 1818.

AROUSED: Randi Epstein Speaks on Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything, March 28

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The Columbia University Health Sciences Library is pleased to host author Randi Epstein on March 28 when she’ll speak about her newest book, AROUSED: The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything (W.W. Norton, 2018).

Before the Medical Center: Former Homes of the CUIMC Constituents

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The current Columbia University Irving Medical Center opened in 1928 but all its constituent members had a previous existence – some, as in the case of the Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons (VP&S), dating back to the 18th century.  The Health Sciences Library’s new exhibit, Before the Medical Center: Former Homes of CUIMC Constituents, displays vintage photographs of the earlier homes of these institutions including P&S, Presbyterian Hospital, Babies Hospital (now Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital), the Neurological Institute of New York, and other schools and h

Many Archival Collections Inaccessible January to Mid-March

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Due to construction in the archives stacks, much of our collection will be off-site and inaccessible from January 7 into mid-March.  Even that part of the collection remaining on-site may be inaccessible at times depending on the construction schedule.  Those wishing to access our holdings during this period should contact Archives & Special Collections staff at hslarchives@columbia.edu for more information. Our apologies for the inconvenience.

Photo by Elizabeth Wilcox, 1962.