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News, Treasures, and Musings

Christopher Irvine's Marvelous Magnet

October is a good time to highlight some of the more unusual items in our collection.  It doesn’t get much more unusual than medicinal cannibalism, which is exactly what it sounds like: the practice of using human body parts as an ingredient in medicinal recipes.

"Occupation: Social Evil"

“There has been sin in the universe ever since Satan tore Heaven asunder and hell was born, and hand to hand with sin, down through the aisle of time, both in sacred and profane history, has stalked ‘The Scarlet Woman’ – at once man’s creation, man’s sorrow and man’s curse.” - "Missouri Republican", December 29, 1872
Early Women at Washington University School of Medicine

47th Historia Medica lecture - Candace O'Connor

Candace O'Connor will present the 47th Historia Medica lecture on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.
Ira J. Kodner, MD

46th Historia Medica lecture: Ira J. Kodner, MD

Ira J. Kodner, MD, Emeritus Professor of Surgery at Washington University, will present the 46th Historia Medica lecture on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.
A nurse and patient at Ridge Farm, possibly 1920's.

“Honest food, sunshine, [and] pure air”: Ridge Farm convalescent hospital for children

Some 25 miles outside of St. Louis, on a hill overlooking the Meramec River near Valley Park, there once operated a convalescent hospital for children. Overseen by St. Louis Children’s Hospital, this hospital on 127 acres in the Missouri woods was officially called the Country Department of the St. Louis Children’s Hospital, but was commonly known as Ridge Farm.

What's In A Title Page?

Do you pay any attention to the title pages in your books, or do you just skip past them to get to the text?  Most of today’s books have the title and author printed right on the cover o

Nova acta physico-medica Academiae caesareae Leopoldino-Carolinae naturae curiosorum

This fascinating 18th century natural history journal is in the Rare Medical Periodicals Collection of the Bernard Becker Medical Library (7).  This journal was published by the oldest nationa