MedHum Monday: Robert L. Brown History of Medicine Collection Revisited

DailyDose_PosterIt’s Monday again, MedHum Monday is happy to reprise an old favorite. Do you know of the Robert L. Brown History of Medicine Collection at the University of Buffalo?  Linda Lohr and Keith Mages skillfully tackle an all to common question in medical libraries — how do we get people to know we are here? Check out their site and blog–and below, read a medical humanities post delivered by Linda and Keith a little over a year ago for the Daily Dose. Welcome back, Linda and Keith!

ROBERT L. BROWN HISTORY OF MEDICINE COLLECTION

Established in 1972, the Robert L. Brown History of Medicine Collection is home to rare books, artifacts, and ephemera related to the rich history of medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, nursing, public health and the health professions. The comprehensive monograph collection contains works ranging from 1493 through the 20th century, with an extensive nineteenth century component featuring particular strengths in the subjects of anatomy, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, pharmacology, dentistry, and oncology. Within the History of Medicine Collection are several special components including the Bonnie and Vern Bullough History of Nursing Collection, the Edgar R. McGuire Historical Medical Instrument Collection, the Homer T. Jackson Collection and historical artifacts from the UB School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Historical artifacts from the UB School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Historical artifacts from the UB School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

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MedHum Monday: Getting the Word Out with the Robert L. Brown History of Medicine Collection

DailyDose_PosterIt’s Monday again, MedHum Monday in fact. Today we are thrilled to be joined by Linda Lohr and Keith Mages of the Robert L. Brown History of Medicine Collection at the University of Buffalo. These two are skillfully tackling an all to common question in medical libraries — how do we get people to know we are here? Through partnerships both on and off campus, the R.L. Brown Collection is uniting history, health sciences and medical humanities to make their presence known. Take it away, Linda and Keith!

ROBERT L. BROWN HISTORY OF MEDICINE COLLECTION

Established in 1972, the Robert L. Brown History of Medicine Collection is home to rare books, artifacts, and ephemera related to the rich history of medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, nursing, public health and the health professions. The comprehensive monograph collection contains works ranging from 1493 through the 20th century, with an extensive nineteenth century component featuring particular strengths in the subjects of anatomy, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, pharmacology, dentistry, and oncology. Within the History of Medicine Collection are several special components including the Bonnie and Vern Bullough History of Nursing Collection, the Edgar R. McGuire Historical Medical Instrument Collection, the Homer T. Jackson Collection and historical artifacts from the UB School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Historical artifacts from the UB School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Historical artifacts from the UB School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

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