Please welcome our new summer intern, June Thammasnong.  Originally from California, she has recently graduated from the Simmons MLIS program and will be helping us with circulation, reference, and teaching.  Her favorite thing about being a librarian is connecting people with information resources as well as making connections with people themselves.  Outside of work she likes to hunt for ice cream by bicycle and travel whenever she gets a chance.  Her last big adventure was in New Zealand but lately she’s been discovering the US.  Please give her a warm welcome when you see her around the library.

 

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Please join us in welcoming our new head of Research and Instruction, Becky Morin.  She comes to us from the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco where she was head librarian.  A Salem native, she is very excited to be back in Massachusetts and is thrilled to be back home with her beloved Boston Bruins!  When not at work she enjoys distance running, cycling, cooking, and hanging out with her three misfit rescue dogs.  If you see her around the library please feel free to say hello.

 

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Old Housing in Mound Bayou Demonstration of an Interesting Case by Dr. Siegfried Thannhauser

We are pleased to announce the creation of two research guides that highlight some of our archival materials.  Funded by an Express Library Digitization Award from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region, they contain images and links to full-text articles from the library’s collection of materials regarding Tufts’ role in the community-health- center movement and the Jewish physicians who joined the Tufts faculty as a result of the “German Brain Drain” in World War II.  We encourage you to visit these guides and experience the rich history of Tufts University School of Medicine!

Boston to Mound Bayou: Columbia Point & Delta Health Center
With its establishment of the Columbia Point Health Center (Boston, MA) and Delta Health Center, Inc. (Mound Bayou, MS), Tufts helped launch the community-health-center movement.  This guide features background information about the community-health-center movement as well as materials related to the pioneering work of TUSM faculty members H. Jack Geiger and Count Gibson.

Excellence in Exile: German Emigré Physicians at TUSM
The materials in this guide pertain to the following TUSM faculty members: Alice Ettinger, Joseph Igershiemer, Gerhard Schmidt, and Siegfried Thannhauser.

Image credits: Tufts University

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We have now changed our borrowing policy so that all reserve items are loaned for 4 hours.  This way you don’t  have to remember multiple times to return both your book and IT item!  This goes into effect immediately.  Overnight rules and all other borrowing procedures remain the same.  Happy Studying!

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Need to look something up while on rounds? Want a point of care resource to access on your mobile device, but are looking to explore something different from what you already know? Try BMJ Best Practice!

 

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From the Best Practice website:

“In a single source we have combined the latest research evidence, guidelines and expert opinion – presented in a step-by-step approach, covering prevention, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. Best Practice provides a second opinion in an instant, without the need for checking multiple resources. Its unique patient-focused approach represents a major new advancement in information delivery at the point of care

Best Practice is brought to you by the BMJ Evidence Centre– a division of the BMJ Group that is working to provide healthcare professionals with innovative new products and tools that make evidence useful in practice.”

 

Best Practice is easy to navigate, set up how you would conduct a clinical exam, and provides step-by-step diagnostic and treatment advice. The resource is evidence-based and all articles undergo a gold standard editorial process with peer review and multiple sign-offs before publication.

For instructions on how to download the BMJ Best Practice app, visit our Mobile Resources LibGuide. You can also access it online from our homepage in the Popular Links drop down menu!

We hope you all have a great unofficial kick off to the summer this holiday weekend.  It’s looking as if Monday will be sunny and warm after a couple days of rain!  Please note that we have limited hours that day, 12pm-7pm.  Enjoy your weekend!Noon

 

 

This delicious, flavorful Vietnamese dish is a personal favorite shared by a close friend. It’s a soup to make any time of the year to enjoy among family and friends.

vietnamese beef stew

Prep time: 1 hour and 15 mins.

Cook time: 2 hours

Marinade

2 tbs. reduced sodium soy sauce

3 stems of green onion, chopped

1 tbs. beef spice (Gia Vi Nau Bo Kho)

1 tbs. sugar

¼ tsp.   salt

1 clove of garlic, chopped

1lb beef stew meat (chuck)

Marinate beef with sugar, salt, beef spice, soy sauce, green onion, and garlic for at least 1 hour. For best flavor, marinate overnight in the fridge.

Soup

1lb carrots, chopped

1 stem of lemongrass, cut into 5 inch pieces

1 tbs. canola oil

2 tbs. beef spice (Gia Vi Nau Bo Kho)

1 tbs. sugar

1 tsp. salt

1 clove of garlic, chopped

6 (8oz)cans of reduced sodium chicken broth

1 pkg rice noodle (Banh Pho Tuoi)

water

herbs (mint, cilantro, and/or basil leaves)

1. Brown garlic with oil in a 6 quart  pot, after it turns a golden color, put meat in.

2. Cook meat thoroughly, and then add 4 cans of chicken broth and 4 cans of water.

3. Add beef spice, sugar, salt, and then stir.

4. Add pieces of lemon grass stem (only used for flavor, to be discarded upon serving).

5. Let simmer for about 1 ½ hours.

6. Add carrots, 2 remaining cans of chicken broth and 2 cans of water.

7. Let simmer for ½ hour more, stirring occasionally.

8. Cook rice noodles as indicated.

9. Discard lemongrass pieces and serve soup over noodles in a bowl.

9. Garnish with mint leaves, basil, or cilantro.

Yields approximately 4 quarts | Serving size: 3 cups | Calories per Serving: 306 | Servings: approximately 5

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The Food 4 Thought Cafe will be closed starting today, Wednesday May 21st and will reopen on Tuesday, May 27th due to repair.

Their summer hours are currently in effect Monday through Friday from 7:30 to 3pm.

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Here at HHSL, we’re always looking to expand our collection to provide new books and other materials for your leisure, research, and other informational needs.  For this month’s post, we’ve highlighted some recently acquired titles on the topic of the history of diseases.

Is there something else that you would like to see on our shelves?  Please let us know by recommending a purchase.

 
In honor of graduation on Sunday, HHSL will be closed Saturday, May 17th.

Congratulations to all of our 2014 graduates! Celebrate all of your hard work and accomplishments!

We look forward to the great work we know you will do in the future :)


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The Graduates (Sakeeb Sabakka) / CC BY 2.0
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