Featured Health and Wellness Topic: Healthy Activities

With July in full swing, now is a great time to plan ways to keep your family healthy this summer and beyond. Swimming, hiking, biking—whatever your family enjoys—St. Louis has access to it all. The Feuerstein Health & Wellness Information Center has pulled together some of our favorite resources for planning healthy activities. New titles  [Read more]

Thomas Jefferson’s Lenses

The Becker Archives holds a letter written by President Thomas Jefferson. This handwritten letter concerning Jefferson’s spectacles was given to Dr. Eugene Opie, dean of Washington University School of Medicine, in 1915. The letter was generously donated by William K. Bixby, was a frequent benefactor and long-time supporter of Washington University. Jefferson’s letter, dated Dec.  [Read more]

Travel Scholarships Available for Archives and Rare Books Collections Use

Bernard Becker Medical Library is fortunate to have robust collections in archives and rare books that document the history of medicine from the late 15th century up to the present. Subjects in which the library’s holdings are particularly strong include ophthalmology and optics, neurology, deaf education, and the history of dentistry. In order to encourage  [Read more]