Tag Archive: digital highlight

Digital Highlights: Bell’s Art

Sir Charles Bell (1774-1842) is probably best known for his work in the human nervous system. He was one of the first to work out the detailed ramifications of human nerves and their myriad connections and interconnections. His work proved …

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Digital Highlights: Medical Education for Women

This seemed like an appropriate highlight for a Friday in Women’s History Month: An appeal on behalf of the medical education of women from 1856. The pamphlet — under 20 pages long — is a succinct summing up of the history …

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New to the MHL: Hiram Corson Diaries

Dr. Hiram Corson, an 1828 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, made his first diary entry March 31, 1827, while he was still a medical student.  His last entry was dated January 31, 1896.  He died March 4, 1896.  He …

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Digital Highlights: The Clue of Handwriting

"The Standard Forms of Executives" from French's "The psychology of handwriting."

Got a spare half hour this weekend? Want to know more about yourself? Then have a look at William L. French’s 1922 The psychology of handwriting — complete with illustrations! Are you a tea drunkard? French can tell from the downstroke …

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Digital Highlights: “Il barbiere”

Click through the pages above or follow this link to read Il barbiere (1626). As always, for more from the Medical Heritage Library, please visit our full collection!

Digital Highlights: Every day, in every way…

If you’re still working on those New Year’s resolutions, perhaps today’s title can help! Emile Coué’s “formula” might be considered one of the originals in the ‘self-help’ genre. His theory worked along the lines of auto-suggestion: you could talk yourself …

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Digital Highlights: Hygiene and Home Nursing

It is interesting to note that Louisa C. Lippitt’s 1919 Personal hygiene and home nursing is specifically directed in the subtitle to girls and women. In modern parlance this would be described as a ‘gendered’ assumption: why would a man not find it useful to …

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Digital Highlights: A Clinic Reports

After Lisa Mix’s post on hospital reports, the series of annual reports from the Payne-Whitney psychiatric clinic caught my eye this week. The report for 1935 is the third annual for the department and is a detailed write-up of clinic activities. …

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Guest Post: What Can We Learn from Hospital Reports?


Since becoming an MHL contributor in 2013, the Medical Center Archives of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell has been steadily adding materials, funded by a series of “micro-grants” from the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) Digitization Grant Program. I reported on materials …

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Digital Highlights: A History of Hypnotism

Flip through the pages below or click this link to read The elements of hypnotism: the induction of hypnosis its phenomena, its dangers and value (1893). As always, for more from the Medical Heritage Library, please visit our full collection!

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