…and we’re back! Physically in the library that is, which also means we can get back to adding print books to the collection. It has been too long since our last new books update. We have lots of catching up to do. Let’s start with these heavy-hitters that were released during lockdown:
- The Premonition: A Pandemic Story
- Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong and the New Research That’s Rewriting the Story
- Women in White Coats: How the First Women Doctors Changed the World of Medicine
- The Organ Thieves: The Shocking Story of the First Heart Transplant In the Segregated South
- Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds: Ebola and the Ravages of History
- The First Cell: And the Human Costs of Pursuing Cancer to the Last
- The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race
- Viral BS: Medical Myths and Why We Fall for Them
- Hooked: Food, Free Will, and How the Food Giants Exploit Our Addictions
- Bad Medicine: Catching New York’s Deadliest Pill Pusher
- Healthy Buildings: How Indoor Spaces Drive Performance and Productivity
- Life’s Edge: The Search for What It Means To Be Alive
- Editing Humanity: The CRISPR Revolution and the New Era of Genome Editing
- Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family
- The Hospital: Life, Death, and Dollars In a Small American Town
You can find the titles above and all other new releases on the 4th floor of HHSL across from the Library Service Desk. As always, if there’s a book we don’t have that you would like to recommend for purchase, please let us know by filling out the form at this link.
Recent updates to the LWW Health Library include a long list of new editions. Below are just some of these titles that are available to you now. For a complete listing, you can search the LWW Health Library via the following collections: Medical Education, Clerkship/Clinical Rotations, PA Rotations/Specialties, or PA Core Education.
- Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking, 13th edition, 2021
- Cardiovascular Physiology Concepts, 3rd edition, 2022
- Clinical Epidemiology : The Essentials, 6th edition, 2021
- Essentials of Family Medicine, 7th edition, 2019
- Grant’s Dissector, 17th edition, 2021
- Histology: A Text and Atlas. With Correlated Cell and Molecular Biology, 8th edition, 2020
- Langman’s Medical Embryology, 10th edition, 2019
- Lippincott’s Illustrated Reviews: Biochemistry, 8th edition, 2022
- Lippincott Atlas of Anatomy, 2nd edition, 2020
- Lippincott’s Illustrated Reviews: Immunology, 3rd edition, 2022
- Lippincott’s Illustrated Reviews: Cell and Molecular Biology, 2nd edition, 2019
- Lippincott’s Illustrated Reviews: Microbiology, 4th edition, 2020
- Lippincott’s Illustrated Reviews: Physiology, 2nd edition, 2019
- The Only EKG Book You’ll Ever Need, 9th edition, 2019
- Renal Pathophysiology : the Essentials, 5th edition, 2020
- Rosen & Barkin’s 5-minute Emergency Medicine Consult, 6th edition, 2020
- West’s Pulmonary Pathophysiology : the Essentials, 10th edition, 2021
E-access to the McGraw-Hill First Aid USMLE Collection is NOW AVAILABLE! The collection includes the following titles:
The Hirsh Health Sciences Library is pleased to announce that you will soon have access to VisualDx, a diagnostic clinical decision support system designed to enhance diagnostic accuracy and aid therapeutic decisions. VisualDx is a database that uses images of common and rare medical conditions to assist with diagnosis. It can be used to build patient-specific differentials and conduct searches by disease, medication, or travel. But perhaps the most exciting feature is the ability to filter dermatological images by skin pigmentation to see how lesions present on different skin types and compare them side by side.
The database includes more than 3,000 diagnoses and over 41,000 images, to aid in diagnosing infectious, immunologic, metabolic, nutritional, psychiatric, and genetic diseases.
The enhanced visualization capabilities of this tool support Tufts’ goals to bring you resources that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in education and patient care.
VisualDX and #ProjectIMPACT:
Please help us in congratulating Jane Natches as the new Head of Collections Management at the Hirsh Health Sciences Library.
For the past few years, Jane has been an invaluable part of technical services at HHSL in her role as E-Resources and Serials Librarian. With the retirement of Fran Foret, Jane has accepted the position of Head of Collections Management, effective today, July 1st, 2021.
It is with mixed emotions that we announce the retirement of Frances Burke Foret, Head of Collections Management at the Hirsh Health Sciences Library. Fran has been managing our collections since 2002, during which time she has overseen the transition of our monographs and journals from exclusively print to almost entirely electronic. Her numerous contributions and dedication to the Tufts community has left a lasting impression. This is a bittersweet farewell.
“Fran has been such an integral part of the fabric of the Hirsh Health Sciences Library that it is hard to express how much she will be missed – her wonderful sense of humor, her institutional and historical knowledge of the collection, her remarkable wisdom, and most of all her wonderful friendship we have all been lucky enough to share over these past years. Please join us in wishing her all the best as she embarks on this new chapter.” ~Debra Berlanstein, Associate Director
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR RETIREMENT, FRAN!
You now have complete access to the NEW Diversity & Culture in Healthcare eBook Collection from OVID! HHSL’s acquisition of this eBook collection was funded by the Hirsh family.
Issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in healthcare are of utmost importance —This valuable collection contains the below titles in support of this key area of medical education and practice, to allow for well-informed, culturally sensitive healthcare:
- The Diversity Promise: Success in Academic Surgery and Medicine Through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- Migration, Ethnicity, Race, and Health in Multicultural Societies
- Forensic Social Work: Psychosocial and Legal Issues Across Diverse Populations and Settings
- Health Care Politics, Policy, and Services: A Social Justice Analysis
- Public Health Ethics and the Social Determinants of Health
- LGBTQ Cultures: What Health Care Professionals Need to Know About Sexual and Gender Diversity
- Let’s Talk Vaccines: A Clinician’s Guide to Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy and Saving Lives
- Public Health Nutrition: Rural, Urban, and Global Community-Based Practice
As you may have noticed, the print journal selection on the 4th floor of the library has not been updated during lockdown and is looking pretty sad. Normally, this is were you would find the journals that we currently have subscriptions to in print, with the latest issues on display.
The 2020 issues of these journals will be processed and moved directly to the 7th floor stacks in the coming months. Note that all of these titles are available to you electronically.
As we get back into the swing of things (hopefully sooner than later), we will begin updating the print selection regularly on the 4th floor. But with limited staffing hours, this will be a slower process than usual.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to the library staff for assistance in locating any of the journals that you would normally find displayed on the 4th floor. Thank you!
Spring is just around the corner and the first day of spring, March 20th, is also the Persian New Year, Noruz! This year, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston is holding their annual Noruz celebration virtually on March 22nd from 7-8pm. Information about the event can be found here.
In Farsi, no’ means new and ruz (rooz) means day, so Noruz translates to a New Day. Noruz is an ancient celebration that dates back over three thousand years. Although the festivities are secular, and celebrated around the world by Parsis, Persian Jews, Christians, Baha’is, and Muslims, Noruz is rooted in the traditions of Zoroastrianism.
One example of its Zoroastrian origins is Chaharshanbe Suri, a bonfire celebration which takes place on the last Wednesday (Chaharshanbe) before Noruz (March 17th). During the festivities, people jump through small bonfires as an act of purification for the new year. The fire is a central symbol in Zoroastrian tradition, and represents Ahura Mazda or the God of Light, signifying wisdom and purity.
The Noruz table setting, Haft-seen, is also laid out in every household. Each element is symbolic, such as the hyacinth representing spring, and sprouts representing rebirth. Below is the Obama family haft-seen at the White House in 2016:
Noruz is an international holiday and is now celebrated around the world; including Iran, U.S., Canada, France, Netherlands, Georgia, Albania, Azerbaijan, Kurdistan (in Iraq, Turkey, and Syria), Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Russia, and China.
If you are interested in learning more about Noruz, below are two articles and a guide on its history and traditions:
Happy Spring! And Noruz Mobarak!
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After the success of Hirsh’s first Anti-Racism Reading Group session held in October last fall, we will be hosting a second session on Friday, February 19th from 12pm – 1pm! We were very excited to see so many participants and look forward to another great discussion!
During this session, there will only be one reading, which you can access at this link. We hope this reading will facilitate a discussion on how structural racism contributes to health disparities in communities of color.
Community guidelines will remain the same as the last session’s guidelines. However, as always, please feel free to reach out if you would like to add other guidelines!
Please follow this link to register for the event. We look forward to seeing everyone within the Tufts community join us in our second session regardless of your field or title!
-ANDREA MINJEE KANG, MSI | SHE/HER/HERS
Research & Instruction Librarian
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