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The Gustavus Richard Brown lecture notes in The Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives

The Gustavus Richard Brown lecture notes in our archives include four notebooks of lectures made by Gustavus R. Brown while he was a student at the University of Edinburgh Medical School in 1766-1768.  The four volumes in the collection are: 1-2. Lectures on physiology by William Cullen, 1766-1767; 3. Cullen’s practice [of physic] by William Cullen, and 4.  [Read more]


The Elsevier Boycott and its relationship to WUSM

On January 21, 2012 Timothy Gowers, a mathematician at Cambridge University, pronounced in his blog that he would no longer act as an editor, reviewer, or author for Elsevier published journals and urged others to follow his lead.  His actions were in response to Elsevier’s business practices – particularly their high journal prices, aggressive bundling and negotiating  [Read more]

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