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Lane Medical Library Celebrates Black History Month and a Commitment to Diversity

February is Black History Month! Here are a few ways you can celebrate:

Explore Health Equity Resources

In alignment with the goals of the Educational Programs & Services division of Stanford Medicine, Lane Medical Library has dedicated a portion of its collection budget to purchasing additional resources to further advance health equity. Additional topics of interest are justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion; social justice; and environmental health. Use Lane Search to explore these materials through keyword searches.

Below are a few recent books from our collection:

Are there resources or books on these topics that you think we should add to our collection? Either leave us a comment here or complete a Suggestion for Purchase request.

Visit the Sam McDonald’s Exhibit Online or in the Library

In Fall 2022, the Medical History Center debuted its latest exhibit on Sam McDonald, one of the earliest Black Stanford Medicine employees. The exhibit walks you through his life and contributions to Convalescent Home for Children, which would eventually become the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. Learn more about Sam McDonald’s life in person in the library, or online at the virtual exhibit.

Listen to an Oral History with the First Black Graduate of Stanford Medicine

Dr. Augustus White III, MD Class of 1961, is the first Black graduate of Stanford Medicine. In 2011 the Medical History Center in Lane Library invited Dr. Iris Gibbs, Associate Dean of MD Admissions and Professor of Radiation Oncology – Radiation Therapy and Neurosurgery, to conduct an oral history with Dr. White about his life and career. The recording has been placed in the Stanford Digital Repository for long-term preservation and can be listened to online or by using the player embedded below:

Browse Our Multicultural Health Guide

The Library will also be expanding the content on the Multicultural Health guide over the next few months, with a focus on different health communities. The additions will be announced on the Library’s social media accounts; follow us on Instagram and Twitter to get the updates. 

Attend Stanford Medicine Events

Stanford Medicine is hosting several Black Liberation Month Lunch N’ Learns to celebrate this year’s Black History Month theme of Black Resistance. Learn more about the events and Stanford Medicine’s dedication to diversity on its website.

Let us know how you are celebrating Black History Month in the comments below!

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