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About Access Restrictions to Electronic Resources

Access and use of electronic resources made available by the Becker Medical Library are governed by license agreements between the School of Medicine and publishers or third parties. Several of the electronic resources carry some restriction on their use. Access may be restricted by user location, number of concurrent users, and/or password.

In short, most people experience access limitations based on the network to which their computer is connected. Below is a quick breakdown of what can be accessed from various networks.

BJH (Limited to) SLCH (Limited to) Proxy (Remote Access) WUSM Off Campus
UpToDate Online
American Academy of Pediatrics Journals
Applied Clinical Informatics
Harriet Lane Handbook
Red Book Online
UpToDate Online
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Exhibit "In the Next Room: Medical Treatment of Women with 'Hysteria'" at Becker Medical Library

Although not a diagnosis that would be handed out today, hysteria was once seen as a legitimate disorder, particularly in women.  From antiquity until the first part of the 20th century, women (and some men) who exhibited any number of psychiatric or neurological symptoms including hallucinations, nervousness, and irritability were considered potential hysterics.  This exhibit at the Becker Medical Library examines the various ways this peculiar disorder was viewed in both a medical and social context from the 16th to the late 19th centuries. The exhibit features five vibrators dating from the early 1900s to the 1920s that were generously loaned by the Center for Sex and Culture in San Francisco.  It was put on to coincide with the Washington University Performing Arts Department’s production of Sarah Ruhl’s play In the Next Room, which was nominated for Best Play at the 2010 Tony Awards.  For more information about the play, please see visit the following link:

The free exhibit is located in the Glaser Gallery on the 7th floor of the Becker Library, through the doorway leading to the Archives and Rare Books area.  It can be viewed during regular library hours.

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