Diving into History: Phase I Medical Students Visit the Netherlands

Last month, the Center for the History of Medicine at Becker Library once again sponsored a spring break trip to Europe for Phase I medical students. While last year’s trip went to northern Italy to explore the origins of dissection in European medicine, this year focused on the medical legacy of the Dutch Golden Age  [Read more]

Using PRISMA for Systematic Reviews

PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses) is a helpful tool for writing a systematic review manuscript. The PRISMA checklist provides a list of 27 items that should be reported to ensure the methods of the systematic review are explained thoroughly and are replicable. Hundreds of journals, like the Lancet and JAMA, have  [Read more]

Mary Allen Wilkes

In 2015, the Heinz Nixdorf Museum in Paderborn, Germany, opened an exhibition honoring women in computing. In addition to pioneers like Ada Lovelace, the museum recognized the contributions of Mary Allen Wilkes, whose work at MIT and Washington University was essential to the development of the Laboratory Instrument Computer (LINC) then on display at the  [Read more]