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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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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.

Early Blood Transfusion

Holly Tucker, Ph.D. will be the guest speaker for the 37th Historia Medica lecture that will take place at the King Center in the Bernard Becker Medical Library on Thursday, March 27.  Her presentation, “Early Blood Transfusion: Science, Society, and Lessons from the Past for the Medical Future” begins at 4:30 p.m. and will be followed by a brief reception.
Fig. 1: Reinier de Graaf at the age of 25 in 1666

Anatomists Who Were Artists I: Reinier de Graaf

Reinier de Graaf (1641-1673), a 17th century Dutch physician, is regarded as the founder of modern reproductive biology.

Remembering Helen E. Nash, MD

Helen E. Nash, MD broke down racial barriers when she became one of the first African American doctors to join the faculty of the Washington University School of Medicine.

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).
WUSM bulletin, 1949

Washington University School of Medicine bulletins.

Over one hundred years of Washington University School of Medicine annual bulletins are now available online in Becker Library’s Digital Commons.
Barnes Hospital Main Entrance

Barnes Hospital Centennial Exhibit

After more than seven years of planning, and three years of construction, Barnes Hospital opened on December 7, 1914 at a cost of 1.25 million dollars, nearly all of which was privately funded.

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.