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Martin Kamen and Tracer Technology at WashU

This is the second installment in an ongoing series on Martin Kamen. Read the first installment here.   There was every prospect of a brilliant career for me in isotopic tracer methodology, a tool crucial in developments that would eventually usher in the era of molecular biology, bringing with it an understanding of the molecular  [Read more]

Announcements, Archives and Rare Books

Send Your Sweetie a Unique Valentine

Happy Valentine’s Day! This year we’ve created four printable Valentine’s Day cards that feature some niche medical library humor. We hope you’ll enjoy them, and maybe even be inspired to send one to your sweetie (or fellow student, office bestie, etc.) Click the images below to open a PDF that you can print. Fold the  [Read more]

Archives and Rare Books

WashU Med bulletins: 1920 vs. 2020

The close of a decade often triggers retrospective pieces recounting changes over the previous ten years. But in the world of special collections, we tend to look back further. So as we start 2020, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at what the admissions and tuition requirements for the School  [Read more]

Announcements, Archives and Rare Books

Color Our Collections

From Feb. 3-7, 2020, Becker Library will again participate in #ColorOurCollections, a week-long coloring fest on social media organized by libraries, archives and other cultural institutions around the world. Using materials from their collections, these institutions share free coloring content with the hashtag #ColorOurCollections and invite their followers to color and get creative with their  [Read more]


Notable African-Americans in Science and Technology Poster Series

A series of posters highlighting African Americans in science and technology will be on display in Becker Medical Library from Jan. 17-31, and in the Farrell Learning and Teaching Center lobby from Feb. 3-28. The posters will then travel throughout the medical school and Danforth campuses. Among the many featured scientists and inventors are Alan  [Read more]

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Novel Coronavirus Resources

The spread of a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) from Wuhan, China is a major global health concern. Recent data shows over 4,000 confirmed cases in China (with 106 deaths). To date, cases have been reported in 18 countries, including five cases in the U.S.[1] Here are some resources that can help you keep track of emerging research  [Read more]


Profiles Pilot Extended Through 2020, Scope Expanded

Thanks to the thoughtful feedback provided by faculty, staff and students during the initial pilot phase, the School of Medicine recently decided to extend the pilot of Profiles at Washington University School of Medicine through the end of 2020. Among the changes planned in this next phase of the pilot are: Expanding the scope to  [Read more]

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