The Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library invites you to join them for a new series of ‘Lunch & Learn’ sessions on Fridays in February. They will be held every Friday from 12:10 – 12:50pm in the Classroom on the G-level of the Health Sciences Library. Continue reading
The fall “Life of the Mind” lecture series will kick off Tuesday, September 18 from 3:30-5pm in the Russell C. Myers Alumni Center. “Life of the Mind” features interdisciplinary conversations with UC faculty around a one-word theme followed by audience Q&A and a reception with light refreshments. Continue reading
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
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:
- General http://www.jove.com/general
- Bioengineering http://www.jove.com/bioengineering
- Neuroscience http://www.jove.com/neuro
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!
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org) and on the web at: www.libraries.uc.edu/hsl/history
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
Since I have started the next phase of the Sabin digitization project, I have encountered several letters between Dr. Sabin and Dr. Charles D. Aring, an internationally known neurologist who served as a professor and department chairman in the University of Cincinnati’s Department of Neurology from 1948-1974. It turns out that one of the Winkler Center student assistants, Miranda Scharf has been working to update the EAD-compatible finding aid for the Charles D. Aring papers, which reside in our archives. (Be on the lookout for an official announcement in the Winkler Center blog soon!) I thought I would highlight some materials in both of their manuscript collections to give you an idea of their relationship. Continue reading
As mentioned in a previous blog post, the Sabin project student assistant Megan and I have been diligently working on creating a tool to help researchers find information in the Hauck Center for the Albert B. Sabin Archives and help them gain access to the materials in the collection. In the archival profession, we refer to this type of tool as a “finding aid.”
Today, we are happy to announce that the finding aid for the Albert B. Sabin Archives can now be found in the OhioLINK Finding Aid Repository! To access the finding aid, please follow the link below:
By creating this tool using Encoded Archival Description (EAD), this finding aid is now completely searchable, which will allow our online visitors to search our collection much easier. We hope that this will help users across the globe have a better understanding of the materials we have. As we delve further into the Sabin digitization project, this finding aid will be updated to reflect any changes.