Jun 23, 2011

Another Great Resource: Northern Illinois University's Regional History Center

Research Tips 

Looking for more local medical history? Northern Illinois University's Regional History Center may be outside of the Chicago area, but it actively collects historic records from eighteen northern counties of Illinois, excluding Cook County, home of Chicago itself.
Archie Archive, the RHC's friendly mascot.

Northern Illinois Regional History Center homepage:

NIU Library's Digitial Initiatives:

A project by NIU Library's Digital Initiatives includes material related to the Civil War, a very hot topic this year as the nation commemorates the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the war.

[After the page jump, learn about a very exciting collection at the RHC! Click "Read more" for DETAILS!]
From RC 297, Dr. Giles Paddock Ransom Family Collection, Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University

Jun 9, 2011

Galter Health Sciences Library Hosts New Exhibit

CAMA Member News

From CAMA Member, Susan Sacharski, Archivist, Northwestern Memorial Hospital:

The Galter Health Sciences Library of Northwestern University is hosting a new temporary exhibit, Photographing Pediatrics: Northwestern University’s Dispensary and Outpatient Clinics 1900 – 1940.  

The exhibit, which runs from June through September 2011, features clinical photographs of pediatrics patients taken for teaching and research purposes at Northwestern University Medical School. The history of Northwestern University’s dispensaries and outpatient clinics, which provided free and low-cost medical care to thousands of Chicagoans for more than a century, is also presented through documents and artifacts from the Galter Health Sciences Library Special Collections and the Northwestern Memorial Hospital Archives. 

Photographing Pediatrics is the result of the collaborative efforts of: Ron Sims, Galter Health Sciences Special Collections Librarian; Paula Summerly, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; and Susan Sacharski, Archivist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

CAMA members are invited to attend an opening reception Friday, June 17th from 4:30 – 6:00 pm in Dollie’s Corner, Second Level, Galter Health Sciences Library, 303 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. Please RSVP by June 15th to p-summerly@northwestern.edu.

If you can’t attend the reception, please contact Ron Sims (rnsms@northwestern.edu) to make an appointment to see the exhibit this summer. While you’re visiting the Galter Health Sciences Library, be sure to view the current exhibit on the life and career of John Benjamin Murphy, MD, Chicago’s charismatic and pioneering general surgeon. To read more, go to: http://www.galter.northwestern.edu/news/index.cfm/2011/4/7/An-American-Original-John-Benjamin-Murphy-MD

Jun 7, 2011

American College of Surgeons Hosts New Exhibit

CAMA Member News

ACS to host "Opening Doors: Contemporary African-American Academic Surgeons"

The American College of Surgeons will be hosting a traveling exhibit from June 13th to July 27th from the National Library of Medicine’s History of Medicine Division on the contributions of African-American academic surgeons. One of several traveling exhibits created by the HMD in its mission to educate the public, this exhibit has been traveling around the country for three years, hosted by various academic medical centers, associations and libraries. The exhibit features many Fellows of the College in its exploration of the history of the contributions of African-American surgeons. 

The exhibit will be open to the public in the lobby of the headquarters of the American College of Surgeons weekdays, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

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