—all in one place in our #ColorOurCollections2017 .pdf coloring book. We’d love to see pictures of any of our images you color up — you can email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or tag us on Twitter @MedicalHeritage.
Please join the New York Academy of Medicine on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 6:30PM-7:30PM for a talk on physicians and polar exploration.
Douglas Kondziolka collects arctic and antarctic polar exploration books, maps and letters from the era of the late eighteenth through the early twentieth century. A focus on the Arctic was stimulated first by his Canadian father’s tenure with the US Air Force at their Canadian base in the arctic in the 1950s, and later by the popular historian Pierre Berton and his book “The Arctic Grail.” Dr. Kondziolka’s collection began in 1994 and was fostered by several trips to the arctic to visit important exploration sites. The collection documents the important steps in Arctic discovery, both for a Northwest passage to Asia, and to the North Pole itself. The publications, letters and maps tell that story of a cast of unique characters, and among them many physicians, who dared to venture into lands unknown. In this talk, the roles of physicians, spanning from naturalists, to artists, to caregivers, to troublemakers, will be highlighted.
Wine and refreshments will be provided during the talk. Please register no later than Wednesday, January 25, 2017.
Friends of the Rare Book Room are invited to come at 6:00pm to look at selected books with the speaker in the Drs. Barry and Bobbi Coller Rare Book Reading Room prior to the talk. This event is part of our series for Friends. To join the Friends please click here.
Dr. Douglas Kondziolka received his medical degree from the University of Toronto and graduated from the Toronto neurosurgery residency program in 1991. From 1989 to 1991 at the University of Pittsburgh, he completed a master of science program in the Department of Behavioral Neuroscience and a fellowship in stereotactic surgery and radiosurgery. He joined the faculty of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh in January 1992 and later was named Chief of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery. In November 2012, Dr. Kondziolka joined the neurosurgery faculty at New York University as Professor and Vice-Chair for Clinical Research.
($35 for Friends of the Rare Book Room; $50 general public. Wine and refreshments included in the ticket price. Please register no later than Wednesday, January 25, 2017.)
From Philip S. Wales’ Mechanical therapeutics : a practical treatise on surgical apparatus, appliances, and elementary operations (1867).
From Thomas Martyn and Frederick Polydore Nodder’s Flora rustica: exhibiting … figures of such plants as are either useful or injurious in husbandry Volume I (1791).
The MC Migel Library of the American Printing House for the Blind has been adding lots of great new items recently. Here are just a few:
- Over forty annual reports from the National Society for the Prevention of Blindness
- Two annual reports from the Pittsburgh Blind Association
- Reports from the Pennsylvania Home Teaching Society and Free Circulating Library for the Blind
Additionally, the Wellcome Library has been adding lots of titles to its collection of medical officer of health reports all of which are available as part of the MHL, too.
We’re very excited to be working on our pages for #ColorOurCollections 2017!
— NYAMHistory (@NYAMHistory) January 6, 2017
If you’d like something to work on ’til February, check out NYAM’s Pinterest gathering of coloring pages — blank and completed by artists!
There was also this very interesting piece from Jill O’Neill at the Scholarly Kitchen with some thoughts about the inaugural #ColorOurCollections: What #ColorOurCollections Suggests.
From Bauhin Caspar and Theodor de Bry’s Theatrum anatomicum (1605).
From Lady Caroline Catherine Wilkerson’s Weeds and wild flowers : their uses, legends, and literature (1858).
From Shirley Hibberd and F. Edward Hulme’s Familiar garden flowers (1879).