On a fall day in September 1972, the medical campus was on high alert for an escaped research patient. A small rhesus macaque somehow broke loose from his quarters on the tenth floor of McMillan Hospital. Now free to wander around on his own, this clever monkey was able to climb outside through an open window.
William R. Gowers (1845-1915) died 101 years ago. I was first introduced to Gowers by an American Academy of Neurology fellow who requested many editions of his Manual of diseases of the nervous system. I continue to be amazed that he could capture so much of neurological signs and symptoms in line drawings.
Dr. Moon joined the faculty at Washington University School of Medicine in 1998 and was promoted to Professor of Surgery in 2005. In 2014 he was honored as the John M. Shoenberg Chair in Cardiothoracic Disease.
Some of the most fascinating objects in the CID-Max A. Goldstein Collection in Speech and Hearing are works that contain examples of early modern manual alphabets. One of the most significant of these is Juan Pablo Bonet’s Reduction de las letras, y arte para enseñar a ablar los mudos (Simplification of the Letters of the [Read more]
The new guide to the Park J. White Papers at the Bernard Becker Medical Library, Washington University School of Medicine
Park Jerauld White was born to Sophia Banker White and Park Jerauld White in Green Ridge, Staten Island on December 31, 1891. He entered Harvard College in 1909, after attending Staten Island Academy (Harvard College Class of 1913; 1917).
On December 2nd, 2015 Becker Library’s Archives and Rare Books will host its annual display of rare anatomical atlases from 1:00pm–4:00pm in the King Center.
Galen (129-216) was an immensely influential physician whose theories on humorism, anatomy, blood circulation, pharmacology, and neurology guided the field of medicine for nearly 1200 years after his death.
The Becker Library recently acquired a very interesting work: Jacob Christian Schäffer’s Die Eingebildeten Würmer in Zähnen (The Imaginary Tooth Worms), publi
October is a good time to highlight some of the more unusual items in our collection. It doesn’t get much more unusual than medicinal cannibalism, which is exactly what it sounds like: the practice of using human body parts as an ingredient in medicinal recipes.