Posts by: Sia Samiean

The “first day of spring” has come and gone, but there’s no sign of spring in the air. Good news is we’ve got plenty of new books to help you weather the last days of winter. Here is a small selection of the latest non-fiction titles to have come in:

  • Enlightenment Now : The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress by Steven Pinker
  • Tears of Salt : A Doctor’s Story by Pietro Bartolo & Lidia Tilotta
  • The Woman Who Smashed Codes by Jason Fagone
  • This Narrow Space : A Pediatric Oncologist, His Jewish, Muslim, and Christian Patients, and a Hospital in Jerusalem by Elisha Waldman
  • Becoming Myself : A Psychiatrist’s Memoir by Irvin D. Yalom
  • The Culture Code : The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups by Daniel Coyle
  • Acute Medicine : A Practical Guide to the Management of Medical Emergencies
  • The Future of Humanity : Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth by Michio Kaku


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On March 14th the world lost one of the great thinkers of the last century and indeed of all time, the physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking (1942-2018).

If you would like to venture out into the universe, read up on the big bang, back holes and cosmic time, we also have in our collection two of Professor Hawking’s renowned works:

  • A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
  • The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow


As always, you are welcome to recommend a purchase for our collection.

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PLEASE, please do not re-shelve books or leave books where they do not belong. After using an item, they should always go on the many book-trucks provided down the aisles in the stacks.

We do everything we can to ensure that the resources you need are accessible. But if you’ve ever gone looking for a book that says it’s available in the catalog, and found that it’s not on the shelf, it can be quite frustrating. The book may be in someone’s possession here in the library; however, we have found that more often than not, it is misplaced, left in a study room, or even left on tables and chairs. Think of your fellow student who may be in need of that item. Please place all books on the book trucks to be re-shelved, or if you are on the 4th floor you may drop them at the circulation desk. THANK YOU!

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Two book trucks full of FREE BOOKS (old and new) will be by the circulation desk on the 4th floor of Sackler all this week. Please stop by and take as many books as you’d like.

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February is upon us and in honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month and Black History Month, we bring you EVERYONE SMILES! co-authored by Tufts University’s own School of Dental Medicine student Gary L. Kersey. The book showcases the diversity of smiles and takes children through a step-by-step guide on brushing, flossing, and rinsing. From a historic standpoint Gary L. Kersey is the first and youngest African-American to publish a book of this kind.

Advocating that the power of the smile touches each and every culture around the globe, in addition to the easy-to-learn dental health lesson for kids, this book includes pediatric diversity in the form of age, race, gender and both mental and physical disabilities. – Ambassador International Publishing

Gary L. Kersey - photo: Tim J. Kim (TUSDM '18)

“Everyone Smiles hits the literary market at a time when lack of access to affordable dental care, is causing residual effects and detrimental impacts on the general health of low-income Americans, especially in children. Tooth decay is the most common chronic illness among school-age children, yet it is almost entirely preventable. Furthermore, the rate among low-income children is more than twice that for children with more income (31% versus 14%). Ironically, Medicaid and CHIP cover comprehensive dental benefits for children, but 30% of children with private health insurance are uninsured for dental care. (These dental statistics are sourced from the Kaiser Family Foundation).” – Gary L. Kersey, Jr.

A copy of EVERYONE SMILES! can be found at the new books display on the 4th floor of the Sackler Building.

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The holiday season is the perfect time for some leisure reading. Whether you need something to read on the plane, train or bus ride home, or if you get to stay in town and rest, there’s plenty here at Hirsh for you to choose from. Make sure to stop by our newly expanded leisure reading section the next time you’re on the 4th floor of the Sackler building. Below are the latest titles to be added to our collection:






As always, if there’s a book we don’t have that you think we should own, please do let us know by recommending a purchase.

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We’ve just received the latest edition of MEDCOMIC by Jorge Muniz: MEDCOMIC The Most Entertaining Way to Study Medicine.

 “The second edition of Medcomic contains the latest collection of Jorge Muniz’s world-famous educational cartoons! Medcomic channels the creativity of cartoons into the field of medicine to make learning medical concepts entertaining and fun.” —
 Copies of Medcomic are now on the New Books display on the 4th floor of the Sackler Building.
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Lexis-Nexis is now NEXIS UNI, featuring new and improved updates to visuals, search, and other functional components like collaboration and personalization.

Some updates include:

-The ability to create, schedule, and share alerts
-New Discipline Pages where you can discover relevant topics, sources, and news related to your area of study
-New organizational features such a favorites, history, folders, and annotations
-No document retrieval limitations

“NEXIS UNI delivers unmatched depth and quality when it comes to content. With more than 15,000 news, legal and business sources, NEXIS UNI helps students find credible sources including: Print and online journals, television and radio broadcasts, newswires and blogs; Local, regional, national and international newspapers with deep archives; Extensive legal sources for federal and state cases and statutes, including U.S. Supreme Court decisions since 1790; Unparalleled business information on more than 80 million U.S. and international companies and more than 75 million executives.”

-Publisher’s information.

We’ve got Dental Decks, Parts 1 and 2! Each section can be checked out separately at the Circulation Desk on the 4th floor of the Sackler Building.

Dental Decks. Part 1 : NDB Exam.

Dental Decks is a great study resource designed for students to retain the biomedical and dental science information they have learned. Use this easy-to-use flash card series to review all areas covered in the National Board of Dental Examination (NBDE) and National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE). Each deck contains more than 1,000 flash cards with a question on the front and a detailed, comprehensive answer and topic review on the back, PLUS a test booklet that contains case studies, which can help students familiarize themselves with the exam format. (

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We have recently acquired two new electronic resources. You now have full access to:

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Hope everyone has had a chance to browse the book-truck of FREE BOOKS down by the Circulation desk. Since we’ve been getting rid of some books, we’ve also added a great number of new releases to our collection. Below is a selection of recent Non-Fiction titles to come in. They can all be found either at the New Books display on the 4th floor of Sackler or up in the 5th floor book stacks:

The Radium Girls : The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women

Women’s Health in Primary Care

Healing Children : A Surgeon’s Stories From the Frontiers of Pediatric Medicine

Obesity Medicine : Management of Obesity in Women’s Health Care

Cure Unknown : Inside the Lyme Epidemic

Hundreds of Interlaced Fingers : A Kidney Doctor’s Search for the Perfect Match

Open Heart : A Cardiac Surgeon’s Stories of Life and Death on the Operating Table

Diagnosis : Interpreting the Shadows

As always, if there’s a book we don’t have that you think we should own, please do let us know by recommending a purchase.

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