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Glaser Gallery Grand Opening and 56th Historia Medica Lecture

On February 16, 2017, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm, Bernard Becker Medical Library and the Center for History Of Medicine will present the 56th Historia Medica Lecture, “Books and Bodies: 500 Years of Printing Medical Texts,” followed by a grand opening reception in the newly renovated Glaser Gallery. The event is free and open to the public.

50x50 Missouri Poster Exhibition

Becker Medical Library will host a pop-up exhibit of "50x50: Recovering the Classics," a crowd-sourced collection of cover artwork of famous books that promotes interest in classical literature to a new generation. Twenty posters will be on display at the School of Medicine from January 6 through January 27,  2017 - in Becker Medical Library and in FLTC from January 6 through January 13, 2017. This 50 x 50 Missouri project was student-initiated and is supported by Washington University Libraries. Many of the works in the 50x50 Missouri project were created by Washington University students, faculty and local artists.

Happy and Healthy New Year

It’s that time of year again! As we merge into 2017, many Americans will start to think about new directions for the upcoming year.  New Year’s Resolutions are more well-known for their short lives rather than for their success. An oft-quoted study from 2002 found that only 8% of the study participants were successful in achieving their resolutions.1
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Santa Claus in the Operating Room

In 1930, Vilray P. Blair, MD, the founder of the plastic surgery program at Washington University School of Medicine, was planning his new operating room in the surgical wing of Barnes Hospital. Blair was world-renowned for his work on the most difficult cases, and still did a considerable amount of surgeries on children under local anesthetic. Many of the children brought into the operating room awake were terrified. He hoped to find a way to comfort them and help them relax during the operations.

Altmetric: 100 Most-Discussed Journal Articles of 2016

In the past year, Altmetric has tracked over 17 million mentions of 2.7 million different research outputs and selected the top 100 most-discussed journal articles of 2016. Altmetric tracks mentions of works on social media, mainstream media, blogs, and other platforms. Four of the 100 articles were authored by authors from Washington University.

Check Out the 2016 BMJ Christmas Issue

Every year the British Medical Journal (BMJ) includes a series of witty, light-hearted, or simply thought-provoking articles and editorials in their holiday issue.
Added engraved title page from Thomas Willis' Cerebri anatome, 1666.

Celebrating a Pocket-Size Cerebri Anatome by Thomas Willis at 350 Years Old: Illustrations from Becker Library’s 1666 Edition

A little over 350 years ago, Thomas Willis of Oxford, England published Cerebri Anatome (Figure 1), which would go on to become highly cited by scholars. This work on the anatomy of the brain as a vehicle for viewing the soul or mind of the creator contains several scientific firsts. One is the first appearance of the term neurology1 and another is the first illustration of the Circle of Willis or Willis' Circle,2 an arterial circle at the base of the brain, by which "full circulation to all parts of the brain can be maintained even when the carotid or vertebral arteries are blocked."3 

Bake Sale to Benefit Holiday Adopt-A-Family

Join us for some yummy treats! Gluten-free and not-so-sweet selections will be available in addition to cupcakes, cookies and sweets galore. Cash only.