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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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Silas Weir Mitchell, Neurologist and Novelist

Silas Weir Mitchell (1829-1914) was a noted 19th century neurologist.  He graduated from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia in 1850, went on to spend a year in Europe studying under Claude Bernard and Charles Philippe Robin; and then returned to the United States in 1851 to work at his father’s practice. 

Medical School Construction -Then and Now

As construction on the Scott McKinley Research Building progresses the streetscape along McKinley Avenue is transforming.

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.