Memorial Day 2015 – Library Hours

Memorial DayMemorial Day: Monday, May 25, 2015

  • Dana Biomedical Library
    General Public: 
     CLOSED
    Medical/Grad Students with Dartmouth ID:  
    24 Hour Access
    All Others with Dartmouth ID:  
    7:30AM – Midnight
    (Reserves/Circulation Desk Access: Noon-Midnight)
  • Matthews-Fuller Library
    General Public:  
    CLOSED
    Authorized Individuals:
      24 Hour Access
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New Books in the Biomedical Libraries – May 2015

A History of the Brain: From Stone Age Surgery to Modern Neuroscience
Dana Library  
QP376 W485 2015
The Brain

Keep Out of Reach of Children: Reye’s Syndrome, Aspirin, and the Politics of Public Health
Dana Library
RJ520.R43 L37 2015
Aspirin

Ivan Pavlov: A Russian Life in Science
Dana Library  
QP26 P35 T627 2014
Ivan Pavlov

Urban Ecosystems: Ecological Principles for the Built Environment
Dana Library
HT241 .A35 2013
Urban Ecosystems

Atlas of Pain Medicine Procedures
Matthews-Fuller Library
RB127 .D59 2015
Atlas of Pain

CCRN: Certification for Adult Critical Care Nurses
Matthews-Fuller Library
RT120.I5 C33 2013
CCRN

Essentials of Hypnosis
Matthews-Fuller Library
RC495 .Y368 2015
Essentials of Hypnosis

Infectious Disease Epidemiology: Theory and Practice
Matthews-Fuller Library
RA643 .I6535 2014
Infectious Disease Epidemiology

 

 

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The Harmonograph: A New Exhibit at the Matthews-Fuller Health Sciences Library

The Harmonograph by Don Fitzpatrick

Harmonogram-27-mediumA harmonograph is a mechanical apparatus that employs pendulums to create a geometric image. The drawings it creates are called Lissajous curves. The harmonograph was invented in 1844 by Hugh Blackburn, a professor of mathematics at the University of Glasgow. The harmonograph used to create the images in this exhibit employs three pendulums to control the movement of a pen relative to a drawing surface. Two linked pendulums move a pen in a circular motion along one axis and the third pendulum moves the drawing surface in a rotary motion along a perpendicular axis. By varying the frequency and phase of the pendulums relative to one another different patterns are created.  Don Fitzpatrick built the harmonograph used in this exhibit based on several different designs in order to make a machine that could be portable and multi-functional.  When not being used as a drawing machine the device can be disassembled and used as a coffee table.  This exhibit features many different types of drawings (harmongrams) using a variety of inks, colors and paper. The exhibit will be on display through July.

About the Artist:
Harmonogram-18-mediumDon Fitzpatrick is the IT Specialist for the Dartmouth Biomedical Libraries and also a member of the Steering Committee for Twin State MakerSpaces, a non-profit organization currently in the planning and development stages of two makerspaces in the Upper Valley (The Claremont MakerSpace and The Upper Valley MakerSpace.)  Don enjoys spending his spare-time making stuff in his workshop, music studio, and kitchen.  Some of his recent projects include woodworking, microcontrollers, and synthesizers.

 

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New Books in the Biomedical Libraries – April 2015

Clinical Guide to Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders
Matthews-Fuller Library
RC533 .G73 2014
OCD

Making Sense of the ECG: Cases for Self Assessment
Matthews-Fuller Library
RC683.5.E5 H682 2014
ecg

Sherris Medical Microbiology
Matthews-Fuller Library
QR46 .M473 2014
microbiology

Writing, Reading, and Understanding in Modern Health Sciences: Medical Articles and Other Forms of Communication
Matthews-Fuller Library
R119 .J46 2014
writing

Darwin’s Orchids: Then and Now
Dana Library
QK495.O64 D292 2014
orchids

Ducks, Geese, and Swans of North America
Dana Library
QL696.A52 B3348 2014
ducks

How to Cure the Plague and Other Curious Remedies
Dana Library
GR880 .W35 2013
plague

Mammalogy
Dana Library
QL703 .V38 2015
mammology

 

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Art for Kids Exhibit at Matthews-Fuller Health Sciences Library

“Art for Kids” & DHMC Craniofacial Clinical Art Exhibit at the Matthews-Fuller Health Sciences Library

art-for-kidsThe Matthews-Fuller Health Sciences Library is pleased to host a new collection of artwork made by children in the “Art for Kids” Program and the DHMC Craniofacial Clinic. Art for Kids (AFK) is a monthly art program at the AVA gallery in Lebanon, NH, for children with chronic medical conditions and their siblings. The dynamic and creative children work one-on-one with a volunteer student from the Geisel School of Medicine to create fun and magical pieces of artwork. The AFK program has since expanded to the DHMC Craniofacial Clinic with an interactive waiting-room arts program to keep the kids entertained during long appointments.

The exhibit will run from April 26, 2015, until the end of July and will display selected pieces of artwork made by the children over the past year. The collection is eclectic including everything from portraits, paintings and prints to sculptures and 3D installations.

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New Books in the Biomedical Libraries – March 2015

The Body: A Complete User’s Guide
Matthews-Fuller Library
QP38 .B597 2014
the body

Nutrition in Clinical Practice: A Comprehensive, Evidence-based Manual for the Practitioner
Matthews-Fuller Library
RM216 .K37 2015
nutrition

Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation
Matthews-Fuller Library
RC388.5 .S85 2015
stroke

Vaccine Nation: America’s Changing Relationship with Immunization
Matthews-Fuller Library
RA638 .C66 2015
vaccine

Dr. Mütter’s Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine
Dana Library
RD27.35.M88 A68 2014
marvels

Mathematics for the Life Sciences: Calculus, Modeling, Probability, and Dynamical Systems
Dana Library
QH323.5 .L39 2013
mathematics

Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole: A Renowned Neurologist Explains the Mystery and Drama of Brain Disease
Dana Library
RC351 .R66 2014
reaching

The Wild Cat Book
Dana Library
QL737.C23 S862 2014
wild cats

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Change in Service Hours at the Matthews-Fuller Health Sciences Library

Health Sciences Library

The Matthews-Fuller Health Sciences Library

The Matthews-Fuller Health Sciences Library service hours will change effective Monday, March 2, 2015.

The new service hours will be:
Monday – Friday
8:00AM – 6:00PM

24/7 library access is available to authorized individuals. Please inquire at the library service desk.

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New Artwork at Dana Biomedical Library

The Biomedical Libraries are pleased to announce that new works of art by the artist Jane Hammond are now on permanent display in the Dana Library.  Ms. Hammond has generously donated two of her botanical collages that use lithography, linocut, relief printing, digital printing, colored pencil, watercolor and gouache, hand cut and assembled on collaged Japanese papers to create unique flower arrangements.  The artist describes the process as a mime of the images: “Instead of an artist depicting a flower arrangement I have made vases, painted them, made a huge surfeit of flowers, cut them out and then arranged them to make a composition in the vase.”

Ms. Hammond was the Artist in Residence at Dartmouth in the spring of 2006. During her residency, she utilized Dana’s collections and staff to facilitate her work.  Ms. Hammond wrote about her work at Dana:

When I had my residence at Dartmouth one of the coolest things about it was the library privileges and all the librarians helping me. I spent hours and hours in the Dartmouth Medical Library and the librarians were super helpful. There were all these beautiful sets of books—the kind of taxonomies stemming from people going out into the world and assaying the mosses of Turkey, the orchids of Brazil. There was even a book on the lichens of Puerto Rico.  This period at Dartmouth helped the botanical collages be as good as they are.

We invite you to stop by Dana Library (37 Dewey Field Road, 3rd Floor) to admire these beautiful and unique works of art.

Jane Hammond CollageKorean Vase with Oriole Pitcher Plants and Chrysanthemum
Jane Hammond, 2014

Jane Hammond CollageKorean Vase with Cactus Lupine and Pinwheel
Jane Hammond, 2014

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Chinese Painting Exhibit: Matthews-Fuller Library

The Matthews-Fuller Health Sciences Library is pleased to announce the beginning of a new art exhibit. Featured will be the paintings of  Mo Boonipat (Geisel ’16.) These paintings will be on display until April 2015.

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Artist Statement
Thanapoom (Mo) Boonipat, from Bangkok, Thailand, is a third-year Geisel School of Medicine student who began studying Chinese painting as a child. He continued to take Chinese painting lessons with various professors in both China and Thailand, where his work has been exhibited with nationally recognized artists. Most recently, he won 1st place in a national competition organized by the Chinese embassy in Thailand. Boonipat states: “Painting refined my ability to control my emotions and improved my concentration, all of which helps with patient care.”

Over the years, he has also auctioned a number of his paintings, raising about $30,000 to support different charities and hospitals in Thailand.

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Photography Exhibit: The Northeast

The Matthews-Fuller Health Sciences Library is pleased to host a new collection of photographs. This second set of photographs by Spencer James (Geisel ’16) will be on display until April 2015. Please stop by and enjoy these beautiful photos!

james-northeastCollection: The Northeast
This collection of photographs was shot over the past three years in various locations around New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine. After moving from the Pacific Northwest to Dartmouth for medical school, I quickly grew to love the beautiful scenery in this area, and particularly appreciated how it evolved through the course of each season. During the summer, I tried to capture scenes of dramatic cumulus clouds, endless blue skies, and green forests. In the autumn, I turned my camera to the vibrant foliage and falling leaves. Despite the harsh winters with sub-zero temperatures and endless snow, I tried to find unique places to capture the striking contrast between dark shadows and fresh white snow. Finally, as spring arrived at the Dartmouth campus, I turned to photographing the colorful spring blossoms and flowers. In this collection, you will see photographs from around Dartmouth campus and the Upper Valley, my classmate Jesus Inguiniz at the Dartmouth Skiway, Mount Katahdin, Quechee Gorge, the Maine coastline, and the White Mountains. It has been a real pleasure to get to know this beautiful region over the past 3 years and I’m excited to continue exploring and photographing.

Statement

Spencer JamesMy name is Spencer James and I’m a third year medical student here at Geisel. I was born in Juneau, Alaska, and grew up in the small town of Port Angeles in the northwest corner of Washington. My love for photography was first sparked by my experiences traveling as an undergraduate at the University of Washington. At that time, photography for me was a means to document and share my experiences traveling and adventuring with my friends and family back home. While this is still at the core of many of my photos, I have grown to appreciate how photography also allows me to become more mindful and appreciative of my surroundings. It may sound paradoxical, but I find that looking through the aperture of a camera helps me tune into subtle patterns, colors, changes in light, shadows, and people and their expressions. More recently, I have started to explore the role of photography in humanitarian and global health work, which is one of my professional aspirations as a medical student. Prior to starting medical school, I also completed a masters thesis on statistical techniques applied to medical diagnoses. As a photographer, medical student, and researcher, I have frequently considered how these different worlds can each play a meaningful role in advancing human health.

Much of my inspiration in photography comes from those journalists and photographers who focus their work on humanitarian and environmental issues. It has been an incredible experience at Dartmouth to meet Steve McCurry and James Nachtwey and see their work firsthand since they have photographed some of the most pivotal and pressing wars, disasters, social, and humanitarian issues of the 20th-21st centuries. Reading about the work of W Eugene Smith on Minamata disease has similarly inspired me by showing how photography can play a powerful role in bringing awareness and action to medical and humanitarian crises. While I will continue to love photography just for the sake of photography, I hope that one day my passion for taking photos can also help to positively impact the people and populations that I will be serving as a future doctor.

Spencer

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