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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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BCL-CSL Commemorative Painting by Lewis J. Thomas, Jr., MD

BCL-CSL Commemorative Painting

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of two computer labs at Washington University, Lewis J. Thomas, Jr., M.D. completed this painting (oil and acrylic on canvas, 48”x36”) in May of 2013. This painting depicts the interactive laboratory computing that began in 1964 at the Washington University Medical School (WUMS).  The background depicts the console and early keyboard of the LINC (Laboratory Instrument Computer).  The LINC stimulated the founding of two computer labs at WUMS, both in the old Shriners’ Hospital Building: the Biomedical Computer Lab (BCL) and Computer Research Lab (CRL), later renamed the Computer Systems Lab (CSL). 


The Becker Archives Digital Content Organization Plan (BADCOP) outlines the file-naming convention used for all digital content maintained by the Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives at the Washington University School of Medicine.  The primary purpose of implementing BADCOP is to provide a unique identifying filename for digital reproductions and files consistent with the arrangement and description of the file’s parent collection.  BADCOP ensures a systematic arrangement of digital content in such a way that archivists can easily locate specific files when they need them.   

Women at work at Washington University Medical School: Perihan Cambel, 1948

Recently in our archives, I discovered a picture of a woman at work in a laboratory of the Washington University Medical School in 1948.
Paul A. Cibis, MD

Historia Medica Lecture on Paul A. Cibis, MD

Dr. Cibis made his initial reputation in Germany with important basic research in the physiology of the eye and vision.  He began his ophthalmologic career in Germany when was appointed to the faculty at the University of Heidelberg as a research and clinical assistant in the eye department. 

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.