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Helen of Troy and Murderous Putti: Historiated Initials in Medical Books

Some of the most striking features in medieval illuminated manuscripts are their historiated initials.  These are the capital letters that begin a section of text, and are decorated with figures – often Biblical, but not always – that enact a specific scene.
Student Arthur Simon stands under the CID sign

Central Institute for the Deaf Centennial Exhibit

Dr. Max A. Goldstein established the Central Institute for the Deaf (CID) in 1914. He believed that deaf children should be regarded not only as clinical entities, but as individuals whose education, social, and economic needs demanded professional and community attention. Under his leadership, the Institute organized an effective cooperation between teachers, otologists, and researchers to offer education to deaf students of all ages to provide a lifetime of communicating and learning.  When it opened in 1914, CID was the first fully dedicated auditory-oral school for deaf children in “the west”.  Today, CID continues to provide a unique combination of education and community service to benefit children who are deaf and hard of hearing.
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.