Rare Mongolian Astrology Book Highlighted

December 16, 2014

Mongolian AstrologyThe National Library of Medicine has announced the release of a new Turning the Pages virtual book on its Web site, via iPad App, and in kiosks onsite at the NLM. The new project features selections from a colorfully illustrated 19th-century manuscript from Mongolia on astrology and divination following Mongolian and Tibetan Buddhist traditions.

This Turning the Pages project includes a selection of 15 images from the over 40 pages in the Mongolian Book of Astrology and Divination, along with a curator’s descriptive text, putting many divine figures and astronomical charts into context for a modern Western audience.

Launched at the NLM in 2001, Turning the Pages represents an ongoing collaboration between research engineers at the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications and curators and historians at the NLM’s History of Medicine Division, to help make the NLM’s rare and unique history of medicine collections widely available to the public.*

*Blog article excerpted from the National Library of Medicine.


Faculty Author's Book Added to NML

December 3, 2014

TraumaTherapyPrinciples of Trauma Therapy, Second Edition: DSM-5 Update (WM 170 B853pa 2015), has been added to Norris Library’s book collection. Written by John N. Briere, PhD and Catherine Scott, MD, both Clinical Faculty at the Keck School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry & the Behavioral Sciences, this new edition has been “Thoroughly updated with DSM-5 content throughout [and] is both comprehensive in scope and highly practical in application. This popular text provides a creative synthesis of cognitive-behavioral, relational, affect regulation, mindfulness, and psychopharmacologic approaches to the “real world” treatment of acute and chronic posttraumatic states. Grounded in empirically-supported trauma treatment techniques and adapted to the complexities of actual clinical practice, this book is a hands-on resource for front-line clinicians, those in private practice, and graduate students of public mental health.”*

* Blog article adapted from Amazon’s product description.


Notice to Google Scholar Users

November 21, 2014

Google ScholarGoogle Scholar users will not be seeing links to USC online journals for a few more days. Google has informed the University that the issue has been resolved, but the links will not appear again until Tuesday, November 25 or Wednesday, November 26.


NML Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

November 21, 2014

NML will observe the following schedule for the Thanksgiving holiday:

Wednesday November 26, 2014 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday November 27, 2014 CLOSED
Friday November 28, 2014 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Neglected Databases for Clinicians class on 11/20

November 18, 2014

nml2Do you know what these questions have in common?

  1. Why do some patients take all their medications, and some don’t?
  2. Is vibration therapy or neuromuscular electrical stimulation more effective for muscle pain?
  3. If an American returns from a visit to Eritrea with a respiratory infection, do they need to be quarantined?

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NLM Launches Web Collecting Initiative to Capture and Preserve Selected Ebola Related Content

November 7, 2014

ebolaThe National Library of Medicine (NLM) has launched a Web collecting initiative to capture and preserve selected born-digital content documenting the 2014 Ebola outbreak. This initiative is a part of its previously-announced Web content collecting effort, which is guided by the NLM Collection Development Manual and other strategic collecting efforts.

Initiated on October 1, 2014, selected content related to the current Ebola outbreak includes Web sites and social media from Government and non-government organizations, journalists, healthcare workers, and scientists in the United States and around the world, with an aim to collect and preserve a diversity of perspectives on this unfolding health crisis. Read the rest of this entry »


Medicine and the Image: The Visible Human

October 30, 2014

Medicine and the ImageThe Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics presents “Medicine and the Image: The Visible Human”. This one-day conference is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 from 8:30 AM – 7:30 PM and will explore how the human body and its experiences of illness are imagined and made visible in medical research, practice, and education. The conference will be held on the University Park Campus, Doheny Memorial Library, Room 240. Please RSVP: http://dornsife.usc.edu/medical-humanities.

The conference schedule is as follows:

8:30 – 9:00 AM                  Welcome & Registration

9:00 – 10:30 AM                Research Panel I

10:45 – 12:15 PM              Research Panel II

12:15 – 1:30 PM                Lunch

1:30 – 3:00 PM                   Roundtable on Careers in the Health Humanities & Arts

3:00 – 4:00 PM                   Wrap Up Session

4:00 – 5:30 PM                   Exhibition Reception [Tyler Prize Pavilion]

5:30 – 7:00 PM                   Keynote Lecture

In addition to the conference, the Public Gallery Exhibit will be available for viewing from Monday, November 3 – Friday, November 7, 2014 in the Von KleinSmid Center Courtyard.


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