The Ruth Lilly Medical Library is pleased to announce a new addition to the History of Medicine Collection. The Anna Lipmane Collection of Russian and Latvian Medical Books consists of 73 volumes in Russian and Latvian on a variety of medical topics including neurology, cardiology, pharmacology, anatomy, acupuncture, and massage therapy. They were printed in Russia, Latvia, Belarus, and other parts of the USSR between 1963 and 1991 and once belonged to Latvian neurologist Anna Lipmane. Most of the books are rare among the holdings of libraries in the United States, and in some cases are only available at the Ruth Lilly Medical Library. All the books in the collection have been cataloged and can be found in IUCat.
Brent Orndorff, M.S. has been a senior lecturer at the Indiana University School of Medicine since 2015. Prior to that, he was the Health Information Technology Specialist at the IU School of Medicine-Terre Haute. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Public Health from the University of Southern Indiana, and completed a Master’s Degree in Health Informatics at Indiana University (IUPUI). He holds a graduate certificate in Health Information Management (IUPUI). Together with Dr. Taihung “Peter” Duong, PhD, Mr. Orndorff developed an online elective, “Introduction to Health Information Technology.” The objectives of this course are designed to improve interactions with new applications, the use of medical mobile apps, emerging technologies in medicine, and prepare the medical student ahead of residency.
Michael Wilkinson is the Access Services Manager at the Ruth Lilly Medical Library. He has been with the library for over 21 years. During these 21 years, he also managed the inter-library loan department.
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