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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.

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UpToDate Online
American Academy of Pediatrics Journals
Applied Clinical Informatics
Harriet Lane Handbook
Red Book Online
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Occultism and Science in the Early Modern World: An Exhibit of Rare Books

October 1, 2012 – March 31, 2013
Bernard Becker Medical Library Glaser Gallery – 7th Floor

During the early modern period, a stretch of time roughly covering the fifteenth to eighteenth centuries, science and the occult frequently overlapped.  Astrologers were often paid members of princely households, and doctors believed that stars and planets had the ability to influence a person’s health and well-being.  Alchemists in pursuit of arcane knowledge made important chemical discoveries.  Generally speaking, the line between the scientific and the arcane was much less clearly defined than it is today.

The Becker Medical Library’s Archives and Rare Books division is currently hosting an exhibit of its rare books that examines the early modern relationship between science and magic.  While the works of the 16th century Swiss-German physician and alchemist Paracelsus are at the heart of the display, authors such as Robert Fludd, Leonard Thurneisser zum Thurn, and Robert Burton are also featured.

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