Guidance for managing ethical issues in infectious disease outbreaks

February 16th, 2017 by Steven Dunlap

Guidance cover

Guidance for managing ethical issues in infectious disease outbreaks by the World Health Organization. Previous guidance from the WHO focused on the specific pathogen. This document started with the work of ad-hoc ethics working groups that met in Geneva, Switzerland to provide guidance on the use of untested interventions during the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak in West Africa then expanded to address the cross-cutting ethical issues that apply to infectious disease outbreaks generally.

New Book by Stanford Author – Drug dealer, MD.

February 9th, 2017 by Steven Dunlap

Book Cover

New print book, gift of the author: Drug dealer, MD: how doctors were duped, patients got hooked, and why it’s so hard to stop. Dr. Anna Lembke, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, has had more than 20 years of experience working with patients who are misusing or addicted to prescription drugs. Her new book describes the history of the prescription drug epidemic and what we can do about it.

Listen to the Podcast on Stanford Med News Center.

Zolinger’s in and Skandalakis’ out: AccessSurgery

January 26th, 2017 by Steven Dunlap

Due to a copyright dispute McGraw-Hill has removed the title Skandalakis’ Surgical Anatomy from AccessSurgery. McGraw-Hill recommends Zollinger’s Atlas of Surgical Operations 10th edition, “…which details all the critical anatomy for the vast majority of general surgical operations.”

New at Lane USMLE First Aid

December 20th, 2016 by Steven Dunlap


We have initiated a one-year subscription  to the popular  USMLE First Aid ebook collection. We will monitor the usage of this collection and would like to know what you think of these. Please email us your story of how you use these ebooks or why you consider them better than other resources. Your feedback helps us select the best resources for you.

A Charitable Offer from Lane Medical Library

November 21st, 2016 by Olya Gary


Lane Medical Library wants to offer you an opportunity to be charitable and to forgive your fines and late fees at the same time. From now until December 31 you can pay off fines and fees while providing food for people in need in our community. Lane will reduce your fines in return for your contribution of food or cash to Second Harvest Food Bank:

For every non-perishable food item you bring to the library (e.g., peanut butter, canned tuna, cereal, powdered milk, etc.) Lane will reduce your fees by $2.00 per item. Or, for every dollar you donate to Second Harvest Food Bank, Lane will reduce your fees by $2.00!

Every dollar donated to Second Harvest enables them to provide the equivalent of two nutritious meals!

To donate dollars, please bring a check made out to Second Harvest Food Bank to the library or…

– Go to Second Harvest Food Bank

– Under “Food and Fund Drives”, search for “Lane Medical Library”

– Click “Donate Now” button

After making an online donation you can either bring your receipt to the library, scan and email it to or fax it to 650-725-7471, attention Marcos Figueroa. We will send you back a receipt.
Happy Holidays to you and your family from the Lane Medical Library staff.

New Electronic Resource – VisualDX

October 6th, 2016 by Steven Dunlap


Stanford has licensed access to VisualDx, a diagnostic decision support tool, augmenting sound clinical judgement. It employs visual pattern-recognition to assist in expanding the differential diagnosis.

Lane activated UpToDate integration. Look for the orange VisualDx icon in the UpToDate search results or references section. Before using images, please consult Using Images from VisualDX.

VisualDx operates on a web browser, Apple mobile device or Android.

To obtain the mobile app:

  1. Make sure you use a laptop or desktop computer connected to the Stanford network to create your account.
  2. Open a browser, go to
  3. Click on the button near the bottom center “Get the Mobile App.”
  4. Click on the link on the right “Create a personal VisualDx account” and fill in the form.
  5. Search for VisualDx in the App Store or Google Play and download.
  6. Enter the user name and password you created for your account.

Problem creating a VisualDx account? Contact us.


You asked for these: New resources you requested

March 14th, 2016 by Steven Dunlap

This month we initiated a subscription to Sanford Guides, web edition.

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We would like to thank all you who sent us feedback during the trial for this resource.


We purchased these e-books by request of members of the School of Medicine :

Harris & Harris’ Radiology of Emergency Medicine 5th ed. / Editors Thomas L. Pope Jr., John H. Harris Jr.

  • Each chapter extensively revised.
  • Added six new chapters.
  • State-of-the-art MPCT and ultrasound (US) images.
  • Contemporary imaging indications and protocols.
  • More than 2,000 images or schematic anatomic drawings.

— Preface to the 5th ed.

Textbook of Assisted Reproductive Techniques, 4th ed.
Volume 1: Laboratory Perspectives
Volume 2: Clinical Perspectives

David K. Gardner, Ariel Weissman MD, Colin M Howles, Zeev Shoham
The text has been extensively revised, with the addition of several important new contributions on laboratory aspects including developing techniques such as PICSI, IMSI, and time-lapse imaging. The second volume focuses on clinical applications and includes new chapters on lifestyle factors, tailored ovarian stimulation, frozen-thawed embryo transfer, viral disease, and religious perspectives. — Publisher.
The Welfare of Animals Used In Research : Practice And Ethics
Robert C. Hubrecht.The book covers the range of important issues-why and how animals are used, public opinion and concerns, the arguments for and against the use of animals (including the practical, the philosophical and the emotional), how we judge the harm to animals versus the likely benefits of research or testing, how we control and regulate the use of animals and how we move forwards-in partnership.
 — Forward by Dame Nancy Rothwell
To make a purchase suggestion:
Go to the Lane Library Home
, click on the red “Contact
us” button on the right side,
select “Suggest a Purchase”
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New USMLE prep books

March 1st, 2016 by Steven Dunlap

We have purchased new books to prepare for the USMLE : McGraw-Hill’s “First Aid” series.

MAR step-2-csMAR step-3MAR
MR Lane Catalog Record MRLane Catalog Record MALane Catalog Record
 Ask for these at the user services desk of Lane Medical Library.

NEW!! Videos for Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

January 29th, 2016 by Steven Dunlap



Watch a master therapist working with a patient, see different modalities and diagnoses in real time, and learn about the background of various theories, thanks to videos. Stanford Libraries has subscribed to these videos via Kanopy, a video-streaming service, and Lane staff cataloged these psychotherapy titles for easy access using Lane Search. You can also browse the entire list of videos by visiting the Psychiatry Portal or by searching for Kanopy in Lane Search.

To locate a video using Lane Search: type in your search term, click on the “Search” button, then limit to videos by clicking on the filter to the left of the results.


Here are a few examples:

Viewing from home

The speed and reliability of your internet/wifi connection will affect the quality of the videos. For PC users Chrome version 47 and Firefox version 43 works well. For Mac users we have determined that using the latest version of FireFox running on a MacBook Pro with OS X Yosemite works best.

— Post by Marilyn Tinsley and Steven Dunlap, Lane Search graphic by Olya Gary.

New Books – Microbiology

December 10th, 2015 by Steven Dunlap

We have purchased new e-books on Microbiology, including Cancer Gene Therapy, RNA nanotech, Stem cells, and more:

Gene Therapy of Solid Cancers : Methods and Protocols
Editors: Wolfgang Walther and Ulrike Stein
This new edition is making the attempt to provide broad and representative insights into recent developments of experimental and clinical strategies for cancer gene therapy … the majority of chapters are designed to provide step-by-step protocols of particular gene therapeutic strategies in combination with helpful technical notes and brief but very informative introductions to the specific experimental or clinical approach. — Preface
RNA Nanotechnology and Therapeutics : Methods and Protocols
Editors: Peixuan Guo and Farzin Haque
[T]his book represents the first compilation of techniques and laboratory protocols directly related to RNA nanotechnology and its applications in nanobiotechnology and nanomedicine.. [Includes] significant advancements in the field [that] have only occurred over the last 5 years. — Preface
Small Non-Coding RNAs Methods and Protocols
Editor: Mathieu Rederstorff
… a laboratory protocols book dedicated to biochemists or cellular/molecular biologists, already working in the field of RNAbiology or willing to start studying small non-coding RNAs in their projects. It describes basic as well as more sophisticated, state-of-the-art methods to tackle all aspects of small non-coding RNAs biology, from their identification or biogenesis to their use in therapeutics.   — Preface
RNA Scaffolds : Methods and Protocols
Editor: Luc Ponchon.
reviews recently developed techniques that use “RNA scaffolds” as molecular tools. These methods cover domains as various as molecular biology, cellular biology, nanotechnology, and structural biology. … [we] have tried to be as representative as possible of that which is done today. You will find detailed here processes and techniques that differ greatly from one to another.  — Preface
Hedgehog signaling protocols
Editor: Natalia A. Riobo
A comprehensive understanding of the Hh pathway and its functions in development and disease needs the consideration of both canonical and noncanonical responses. This edition … provides novel protocols for the study of newly discovered functions and modifications of components of the Hh pathway… [C]hapters include introductions, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.
— Preface and back cover
Human Embryonic Stem Cell Protocols
Editor: Kursad Turksen
A comprehensive collection of diverse techniques for the molecular and cellular manipulation of human embryonic stem (hES) cells. These readily reproducible methods have been optimized for the derivation, characterization, and differentiation of hES cells, with special attention given to regenerative medicine applications.
For a comprehensive list of the new e-books Lane acquired (so far) in December, click here.

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