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Archives and Rare Books

William R. Gowers: clinical neurologist and artist

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.

Scholarly Publishing

Scholarly Publishing Round-up January 2016

According to the Scopus database, authors from WUSM published approximately 2,300 peer-reviewed journal articles in 2015. The top five journals were PLoS ONEPNAS, the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, and the Journal of Immunology.

Archives and Rare Books

49th Historia Medica Lecture – Marc Moon

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. 

Archives and Rare Books

Juan Pablo Bonet and his Reduction de las letras

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]

Announcements

2015 Becker Library Annual Report Now Available

During the 2015 fiscal year Bernard Becker Medical Library continued to provide a world-class collection of information resources and services to the Washington University Medical Center and St. Louis communities.

Scholarly Publishing

NIH Biosketch Updates

NIH biosketches are subject to two reviews for rule compliance: automatic preliminary review by eRA Systems upon initial submission and manual review.

Mastering Information

Happy, Healthy Holidays

Between holiday parties at work, family get-togethers, and celebrations with friends, the months of November, December, and January can be lots of fun. However, all those festivities can also present challenges.

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