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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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American Academy of Pediatrics Journals
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Harriet Lane Handbook
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No, Those Three Rare Books With the Same Title Are Not Duplicates: A Visual Guide

One of the most spectacular rare book collections held at the Becker Library is the Robert E. Schlueter Paracelsus Collection.  While it is notable for its holdings in Paracelsian medicine and for its beautiful contemporary bindings, its most intriguing works might be the texts on the subject of alchemy.

When Bitten by a Tarantula, Keep Calm and Dance On

This particular illustration of a tarantula does not look like the large, furry tarantulas from the theraphosidea family that we have come to know and love (or run screaming from, as the case may be).

Fixing Broken Books

While well-constructed books can and do endure centuries’ worth of careful use, old books will inevitably show signs of aging, and can often benefit from careful conservation.

An Incunabulum at the Becker Library

One of the treasures in the library’s rare book collection is a 1497 copy of Niccolò Leoniceno’s Libellus de Epidemia.  Leoniceno (1424-1524) was a professor of medicine at the University of Ferrara, and is probably most well-known for his attacks on the classical author Pliny.

Thanks all for a successful display

Archives and Rare Books held its annual display of anatomical atlases last week, and we had a good turnout from students, library staff, and other medical campus employees.

The Zombie Apocalypse Will Begin With Good Intentions

Every once in a while you can find something strange in the rare book collections.  This little gem is from The Art of Distillation, or, A Treatise of the Choicest Spagiricall Preparations Performed by Way of Distillation, which was published in London in 1653.

October Oddities – Frederick Ruysch

Some of the most fanciful and bizarre anatomical illustrations in all of the Becker’s collections come from the works of Frederick Ruysch.  Ruysch (1638-1731) was born in The Hague, the Netherlands, and spent the first part of his professional career working as an apothecary.  He went on to earn his medical degree from the University of Leiden in 1664, then opened his own medical practice in The Hague.

New Acquisition: Bartolomeo Eustachi's 'Le Libellus de Dentibus'

The Becker Medical Library recently acquired an extremely rare first edition of Bartolomeo Eustachi’s Le Libellus de Dentibus.