Cecil Striker: The Author

By: Mary Kroeger Vuyk

Besides serving the community as a physician and participating in countless committees, organizations, and societies, Dr. Cecil Striker also found time to write. As one would expect, many of Striker’s articles, such as “The Evolution of Our Table”, “Diabetes Mellitus”, and “Soliloquy on Diabetes”, covStrikerer the disease he devoted his life to. But, as a sign that he was as passionate about his hobbies as he was about his profession, Dr. Striker also wrote about a variety of other subjects. As a medical history buff, Striker researched and wrote articles such as “John Shaw Billings 1838-1913″, “A Letter to Daniel Drake, M.D.”, and “History of the Academy of Medicine 1951-1952” . As an avid collector, he wrote “Ex Libris and the Physician” and “Medical Medallions”. Continue reading

RESISTING ELEGY: ON GRIEF AND RECOVERY. Joel Peckham to Sign Copies of His New Book in the Winkler Center May 30

Joel Peckham, author and UC Clermont College associate professor of English, will read and sign copies of his new book Resisting Elegy: On Grief and Recovery on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Stanley J. Lucas, MD, Board Room of the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions, which is located on the E Level of the Medical Sciences Building (MSB). Continue reading

Discover Experimental Techniques: Journal of Visualized Experiments (JOVE)

Journal of Visualized Experiments

Through a shared subscription of the College of Engineering and Applied Science Library and Health Sciences Library, UC researchers now have have access to the online Journal of Visualized Experiments (JOVE).  JOVE consists of “video articles” that capture biological, medical, chemical, and physical research and experimental techniques.

Our subscription includes 3 sections:

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The Albert B. Sabin Digitization Project: Featured in the Ohio Archivist

In my estimation no man has ever contributed so much effective information — so continuously over so many years — to so many aspects of poliomyelitis, as Sabin.
-John R. Paul, MD, renowned epidemiologist

The Spring 2012 issue of the Ohio Archivist is now available on the Society of Ohio Archivists’ (SOA) website. Along with SOA news and information for Ohio archivists, this issue features an article on the Sabin digitization project by Stephanie Bricking, Linda Newman, and Stephen Marine. The article describes how the Henry R. Winkler Center is “Making Dr. Sabin Accessible for All.”

Be sure to click the Ohio Archivist logo above to visit the SOA website and download a copy of the issue!
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The Latest News from the Winkler Center

By: Natalie Grieszmer, Winkler Center Associate

The Henry R. Winkler Center publishes a newsletter twice a year, updating you on what is new (or in some cases very old!) and exciting in Cincinnati’s medical history. The Winkler Center Newsletter is available in print and on the web at:  www.libraries.uc.edu/hsl/history

Dr. Albert B. Sabin

Some highlights from this edition are a profile of Dr. Leon Goldman, a native Cincinnatian who is known as the “Father of Laser Medicine.”  Dr. Goldman’s archives, as well as his Medicine in Art Collection can be viewed at the Winkler Center.  There’s also an update on the work being done with Albert B. Sabin’s collection of correspondence and photographs, as well as Dr. Henry J. Heimlich’s archives. 

Another highlight in this edition is the annual Cecil Striker Society lecture that took place in May.  The topic dealt with military medicine in WWII, with a focus on the UC-staffed 25th General Hospital.  To view this lecture and find out more information about this topic, go to: http://www.libraries.uc.edu/hsl/history/exhibits/25thGeneralHospital/

So once again, the Winkler Center Newsletter is available in print on request (513-558-5120 or chhp@uc.edu) and on the web at: www.libraries.uc.edu/hsl/history

The Albert B. Sabin Digitization Project: What Do "Restricted" and "Confidential" Mean?

Letter from Colonel Stanhope Bayne-Jones to Dr. Sabin

In August 2011, I attended the Society of American Archivists annual meeting in Chicago, Illinois. While there, I attended a session called “Exploring the Evolution of Access: Classified, Privacy, and Proprietary Restrictions.” As I sat in the room listening to the speakers, I started to think how to apply these concepts to the Sabin digitization project.

For several weeks after the meeting, my colleagues and I had lively debates about how these concepts, as well as the recent SAA endorsed “Well-intentioned Practice for Putting Digitized Collections of Unpublished Materials Online” document, would affect the display of the Sabin materials online. On one hand, we recognize that Mrs. Sabin left Dr. Sabin’s important collection in our hands to ensure that this material is accessible to researchers around the world. On the other hand, we also recognized the need to do two things: 1.) protect the health information of those mentioned in the collection that participated in Dr. Sabin’s research, and 2.) make sure we don’t leak any classified government information online. Even though much of Dr. Sabin’s materials related to his research and his work with the military are considered “old” by some standards, it is still necessary to do our due diligence to protect information as needed. Continue reading

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