Drew Bourn

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Celebrating AANHPI Heritage Month: Join Us in Exploring Medical History

by on May 1, 2024 9:00 am
May is Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and the Medical History Center in Lane Library has resources to explore this rich history. Resources include: An online exhibit features one of the earliest Asian graduates of Cooper Medical College (the school that later became Stanford Medicine). Dr. Iga Mori (毛利伊賀) received his… Read more Celebrating AANHPI Heritage Month: Join Us in Exploring Medical History
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Celebrate Women's History Month

by on March 5, 2024 6:00 am
You can celebrate Women’s History Month by exploring two recent projects of the Medical History Center in Lane Library. An exhibit on Dr. Mary Bennett Ritter can be found in Lane Library and on the Library’s website. Dr. Ritter received her MD in 1886 from Cooper Medical College in San Francisco- the school that later… Read more Celebrate Women's History Month
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Color Our Collections

by on February 20, 2024 6:00 am
Do you like to relax or express your creativity by coloring in images? If so, check out our submission for this year’s Color Our Collections project! Every year the New York Academy of Medicine calls for libraries and archives to contribute historical images from their collections for people to color. The Medical History Center has… Read more Color Our Collections
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Public Domain Day 2024

by on December 31, 2023 9:00 am
January 1st, 2024, is Public Domain Day. Copyright laws vary by country, but in the United States, works registered or first published in the U.S. in 1928 enter the public domain on January 1st, 2024! The Public Domain and You Did you know that copyright can expire? When the copyright of a work expires, the… Read more Public Domain Day 2024
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Celebrate Women’s History Month

by on March 8, 2023 9:00 am
March is Women’s History Month! This year we are sharing information about three incredible women in the history of medicine. Read below to learn more about Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler–the first Black woman to receive an MD in the US, Dr. Elizabeth Yates–one of the first women to graduate from Stanford Medicine’s predecessor, Cooper Medical… Read more Celebrate Women’s History Month
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Learn About Louise Bourgeois for Women’s History Month

by on March 1, 2022 9:00 am
Louise Bourgeois was the first woman to publish a book on obstetrics: Observations diverses sur la sterilité, perte de fruict, foecondité, accouchements, et maladies des femmes, & enfants nouveaux naiz. Louise Bourgeois Observations diverses sur la sterilité, perte de fruict, foecondité, accouchements, et maladies des femmes, & enfants nouveaux naiz Originally published in 1609, the Medical… Read more Learn About Louise Bourgeois for Women’s History Month

A History of Lane Medical Library

by on April 5, 2021 9:00 am
The theme of National Library Week (April 4-10, 2021) this year is “Welcome to Your Library.” To celebrate, we are sharing a brief history of our library. Since we were established, Lane Medical Library has evolved to meet our community’s needs — including expanding our virtual services to meet the unique demands of the last… Read more A History of Lane Medical Library

13th-Century Medical Book in Lane Library Now Digitized

by on January 14, 2021 9:00 am
Thousands of rare books are housed in The Medical History Center, located in Lane Library. Now you can view the oldest book in the collection online. The oldest book in the collection is a 13th-century Arabic manuscript that was part of an encyclopedia called “The Comprehensive Book on the Art of Medicine” (الشامل في الصناعة… Read more 13th-Century Medical Book in Lane Library Now Digitized

Visit the new Leonardo da Vinci's exhibit

by on May 28, 2019 2:50 pm
The Medical History Center, located in Lane Library, is a contributing partner to the new exhibit “Leonardo’s Library: The World of a Renaissance Reader“, on view through October 13 in the Bing Wing of Green Library. Paula Findlen, the Chair of the Stanford Department of History, oversaw this project to celebrate 500 years since the death… Read more Visit the new Leonardo da Vinci's exhibit

March is Women's History Month

by on March 20, 2019 9:29 am
Celebrate Women’s History Month by stopping by Lane’s new exhibit “Adelaide Brown: A Stanford Medicine Pioneer,” located in the exhibit area near the entrance to Lane Library.   The exhibit recounts how this nineteenth-century graduate from Cooper Medical College (the school that later became Stanford Medicine) became an early champion of women’s health care in California. A… Read more March is Women's History Month