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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
AccessMedicine
STAT!Ref
UpToDate Online
AccessMedicine
American Academy of Pediatrics Journals
Applied Clinical Informatics
Harriet Lane Handbook
Red Book Online
ScienceDirect
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UpToDate Online
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The Charming Side of Dental Check Ups

One of the most charming items we have in Archives and Rare Books is The Tooth Ache, a satirical comic strip that was written by Horace “Ponny” Mayhew and

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. 

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.

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! 

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.

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.

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).

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.