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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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News, Treasures, and Musings
Ruth Paxson with a primary class at the Central Institute for the Deaf, 1923

Ruth Paxson: CID’s (Central Institute for the Deaf) first teacher

While at work on an exhibit celebrating the centenary of the Central Institute for the Deaf, I discovered an interesting picture of a Ruth Paxton at work with a primary class at CID in 1923. The picture is on page 21 of The History of Central...

Creative Additions to Rare Books (i.e., Annotations)

We expect visitors to the rare book room to treat our holdings with care and respect.  That means, in a nutshell: clean hands, don’t use a pen, don’t bend the spine in a way it doesn’t want to go, no flash photography, no eating or drinking, and oh, yes, don’t write in the books! 

Helen Keller's visit to the Central Institute for the Deaf

The Central Institute for the Deaf (CID) is celebrating its centennial this year with a number of events and festivities.  However, for the 25th anniversary of the founding of CID, a very special guest attended the celebration -- Helen Keller. 
Ballpark Village, a mixed-use entertainment district north of Busch Stadium.

Ballpark Village's Medical History

The Spring of 2014 brought the long awaited opening of the first phase of Ballpark Village, a mixed-use entertainment and retail district being developed by the St. Louis Cardinals in partnership with the Cordish Companies.

Newly cataloged from the H. Richard Tyler Collection: The afferent nervous system from a new aspect by Henry Head, W.H. R. Rivers, M.D. and James Sherren.

This article by Henry Head with Rivers and Sherren is a famous case of auto-experimentation. Henry Head, physician to the London Hospital and a prominent British neurologist, is one of many scientists who have experimented on themselves.

Frontier Medicine: Different Editions of John C. Gunn

John C. Gunn’s book of popular medicine was first published in 1830 in Knoxville, Tennesee under the title Gunn’s Domestic Medicine, or Poor Man’s Friend in the Hours of Affliction, Pain, and Sickness.
BCL-CSL Commemorative Painting by Lewis J. Thomas, Jr., MD

BCL-CSL Commemorative Painting

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of two computer labs at Washington University, Lewis J. Thomas, Jr., M.D. completed this painting (oil and acrylic on canvas, 48”x36”) in May of 2013. This painting depicts the interactive laboratory computing that began in 1964 at the Washington University Medical School (WUMS).  The background depicts the console and early keyboard of the LINC (Laboratory Instrument Computer).  The LINC stimulated the founding of two computer labs at WUMS, both in the old Shriners’ Hospital Building: the Biomedical Computer Lab (BCL) and Computer Research Lab (CRL), later renamed the Computer Systems Lab (CSL). 


The Becker Archives Digital Content Organization Plan (BADCOP) outlines the file-naming convention used for all digital content maintained by the Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives at the Washington University School of Medicine.  The primary purpose of implementing BADCOP is to provide a unique identifying filename for digital reproductions and files consistent with the arrangement and description of the file’s parent collection.  BADCOP ensures a systematic arrangement of digital content in such a way that archivists can easily locate specific files when they need them.