Please join the Indiana University School of Medicine community as we learn about the “On the Walls” Project, and unveil the portrait of Clarence Lucas, Sr. MD, the first African American graduate of the Indiana University School of Medicine.
One of our dear friends and coworkers, Gloria Yancey, passed away unexpectedly on August 5, 2020. Gloria worked at the Ruth Lilly Medical Library for almost 13 years and was a member of our Content Management team. Her accomplishments were many, and we will always remember her fondly.
The thin cord that is wrapped around the book Six Lectures on the Use of the Lungs and Causes Prevention and Cure of Pulmonary Consumption, Asthma, and Diseases of the Heart (1847) by Samuel Sheldon Fitch (1801-1876) caught our attention recently.
At just thirty-one pages and housed in an inconspicuous wrapper, Benjamin Waterhouse’s The Rise, Progress, and Present State of Medicine. A Discourse, Delivered at Concord, July 6th, 1791, Before the Middlesex Medical Association (1792) is a small volume that could easily be overlooked.
One of the significant and interesting items in our collection is a first edition of the first systematic book of surgery written by an American: John Syng Dorsey’s Elements of Surgery; for the use of students (1813).
Born in Crawfordsville, Indiana in 1869, Dr. Sarah Rebecca Parrish would go on to make noteworthy, international contributions to medicine. After several years working at North Indiana Hospital for the Insane in Logansport, she was appointed by the Woman’s Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church to serve in Manila, Philippines.