A little internet sleuthing has uncovered the role one of Columbia’s earliest medical students had in an important landmark in the history of American paleontology – the discovery of the most complete mastodon skeleton found up to that time.
One of the early graduates of the Columbia College Faculty of Medicine (now the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons), Alexander Anderson (MD, 1796), is renowned for being both a genuine medical hero and a significant American illustrator.
Samuel Waldron Lambert, the 12th head of Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, was born in New York City in 1859, one of the eight surviving children of Edward W. Lambert, MD (VP&S 1857) and his wife Martha M. Waldron.
The history of humanity has been marked by its relationship with disease and the drama of epidemics has long made them a popular subject for historians.
It has been almost 40 years since the CDC published the first case report on a then mysterious disease seen in gay men in Los Angeles and New York. In the intervening decades, HIV/AIDS has become a worldwide pandemic killing at least 70 million people and infecting millions more.
During the transition from print to web-only course catalogues in the early 2000s, administrators and librarians were concerned over the risk of losing this information without a system in place to capture and preserve Columbia University’s web content.
Genealogy may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a health sciences library, but the Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library’s Archives & Special Collections has a remarkable range of resources for ancestor hunters.
A brief list of additions to the Archives & Special Collections during the past year.
Written on the Skin: Classics of Dermatology from the Gift of David R. Bickers, M.D. -- A New Exhibit
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.
Archives & Special Collections is pleased to announce the opening of the papers of Dr. Mathilde Krim (1926-2018), biomedical scientist, pioneer AIDS activist, and philanthropist.