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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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UpToDate Online
American Academy of Pediatrics Journals
Applied Clinical Informatics
Harriet Lane Handbook
Red Book Online
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A Cynic Admires an Eccentric: Mark Twain and WU's Dr. Joseph McDowell

28th Historia Medica Lecture Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 4:30pm King Center, 7th floor Bernard Becker Medical Library

Washington University Docs in 1903

In 1903, over 500 prominent St. Louisans forked over cash to appear in a local vanity cartoon book, St. Louisans as we see ‘em: cartoons and caricatures.  Nineteen of them were Washington University doctors, who appear in the slideshow above.


Phrenology was a pseudoscience that sought to understand an individual’s character through surveying the skull. According to this method, different regions of the brain served different functions, and by locating these regions on the skull and examining the bumps and concavities, a phrenologist would be able to assess the individual’s faculties, or personality traits, morals, and intellect.

Muslim Medicine: Translations of Ancient Arabic Texts

Very few of our books contain any Arabic, and most of those that do only have single terms scattered about in books written in English, German, or French, even when they are translations from texts originally in Arabic.

Upcoming Lecture on January 20th- “Small Computers in Biomedical Research: The Developers and their Machines, Ancestors and Progeny”

On Thursday, January 20th, the Bernard Becker Medical Library, in collaboration with the Center for the History of Medicine, will present the 20th