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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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News, Treasures, and Musings
Lateral ventricles, Vesalius De fabrica, 1543, page 608  BBML

The cell doctrine of brain function, as seen in three illustrated books, 1491-1543

We believe the earliest illustrations of the brain that can be found at Becker Library are in two books in from the 1490s: “Fasciculus medicinae, 1491” (facsimile 1988) and “Philosophia Pauperum (Philosophy for the simple),” 1496. 

Travel Scholarships Available for Archives and Rare Books Collections Use

The 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...
Historiae animalium by Gesner  (Front Endsheet)

1914 Rare Book Donation Tied to Influential Doc

William Osler (1849-1919) is one of the most influential figures in North American medicine.
Lenabell Bell and Chaplin with other members of Chaplin’s lab, 1972.

Advancing Sickle Cell Treatment in the Mid-20th Century

One of the great pioneers in research at Washington University School of Medicine was Lenabell McClelland Bell.

Applying to Washington University School of Medicine in 1891

Applying to medical school today is widely known to be an intensive and rigorous process. In 1891, the year Washington University first offered medical education, an applicant to the university’s medical school only needed to satisfy any one of the four admission requirements listed below:
Engraved title page, Aldrovandi's Monstrorum historia, 1642. BBML

From the Rare Book Collections: Aldrovandi, Ulisse. 1642. "Monstrorum Historia"

“Monstrorum Historia” is a visually stunning book on the history of monsters. It is part of a larger work, an enormous 13-volume encyclopedia on natural history.
Title page for Bossche’s "Historia medica"

2017 Rare Books Highlights

Becker Library’s rare book collections have had an excellent year! Richard Chole, MD, donated his fantastic collection of rare otolaryngology texts earlier this year, and we’ve recently managed to acquire two more noteworthy monographs to complement our existing collections.

Annual Display of Rare Anatomical Texts is Dec. 20

On Wednesday, Dec. 20, Becker Library’s Archives and Rare Books Division will host the Annual Display of Rare Anatomical Texts from 2 to 5 p.m. in the King Center on the library's seventh floor. The exhibition is a unique opportunity...