Library Hosting NLM Traveling Exhibit on African Americans in Civil War Medicine

The Health Sciences Library is pleased to announce the opening of a traveling exhibit produced by the National Library of Medicine: Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine. The exhibit will be on display on the 2nd floor of the Lamar Alexander building from Monday, March 5 until Saturday, April 14.

Many histories have been written about medical care during the American Civil War, but the participation and contributions of African Americans as nurses, surgeons and hospital workers has often been overlooked. Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine looks at the men and women who served as surgeons and nurses and how their service as medical providers challenged the prescribed notions of race and gender pushing the boundaries of the role of African Americans in America.

Through historical images and period documents the exhibit explores the life and experiences of surgeons Alexander T. Augusta and Anderson R. Abbott, and nurses Susie King Taylor and Ann Stokes as they provided medical care to soldiers and civilians while participating in the fight for freedom. “Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries opens the door to this rarely studied part of history and brings a voice to those that have remained silent for nearly 150 years,” says Curator Jill L. Newmark.

Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries will be accompanied by The “Natural Experiment”: Medicine in the American Civil War, an exhibit produced by the Library’s Health Sciences Historical Collections.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Langford at

Posted on March 4th, 2018 by

Case Files Trial Through September 2018

The UTHSC Library has trial access to the Case Files Collection from McGraw-Hill through September 2018.

Please try it out here and then take our survey.

To learn more about Case Files, see this video:

Description from the publisher:

“AccessMedicine’s Case Files® Collection from McGraw-Hill Education offers the best-selling Case Files® content in an interactive format. Updated regularly, this comprehensive case collection helps students learn and apply basic science and clinical medicine concepts in the context of realistic patient cases. The Case Files® Collection can help students at all levels excel in coursework and in clinical rotations; and allow faculty to include clinical cases into their digital curricula. The Case Files® Collection provides premier case content with the goal of improving learning outcomes through exposure to clinical cases. The Case Files® Collection features:

  • The complete collection of basic science, clinical medicine, and post-graduate level cases from 23 Case Files® series books
  • An interactive format to help students learn and retain knowledge through exposure to realistic patient cases
  • Personalized functionality to let users mark their progress through completed and unseen cases”

Posted on March 1st, 2018 by

Short-term carrel checkouts begin in January

In an effort to more efficiently utilize student study space, effective Tuesday, January 2, 2018, the fifth-floor study carrels are available for a shortened, fixed time check out.  Study carrel keys are due by 3:00 PM, the day following check out.  The demand for quiet, short term, individual study rooms is high. Short-term check out allows the library to maximize the use and number of carrels available to students. For more information please call the Information Desk at 448-5634.

Posted on December 19th, 2017 by

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