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Recognizing Indiana University School of Medicine’s First African American Graduate: Clarence A. Lucas, Sr. MD

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, ...

Safar Saydshoev  |  Oct 01, 2020

In Memory of Gloria Yancey

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 ...

Safar Saydshoev  |  Sep 04, 2020

Virtual Book Event with Megan Rosenbloom Monday, October 26th at 6pm

Please join us on Monday, October 26 at 6pm (EST) for a virtual book event featuring librarian and author Megan Rosenbloom as she discusses her ...

Safar Saydshoev  |  Sep 02, 2020

History of Medicine Blog Series: Curious Mystery Found in a Book about Tuberculosis

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, ...

Safar Saydshoev  |  Aug 21, 2020

History of Medicine Blog Series: Robert Koch, Untersuchungen über die Aetiologie der Wundinfectionskrankheiten (1878)

He is considered to be the founder of modern bacteriology and notably was able to prove the bacterial cause of anthrax, cholera, and tuberculosis.

Safar Saydshoev  |  Aug 14, 2020

History of Medicine Blog Series: Benjamin Waterhouse, The Rise, Progress, and Present State of Medicine (1792)

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, ...

Safar Saydshoev  |  Jul 31, 2020

History of Medicine Blog Series: John Syng Dorsey, Elements of Surgery (1813)

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: ...

Safar Saydshoev  |  Jul 24, 2020

We are Reopening our Physical Space

Ruth Lilly Medical Library is reopening our physical space with careful consideration of the health and safety of our employees and all of our visitors. ...

Safar Saydshoev  |  Jul 24, 2020

History of Medicine Blog Series: John Freind, The History of Physick (1725-1726)

Known as the first history of medicine written by an Englishman, the genesis of John Freind’s The History of Physick contains a small, though interesting, ...

Safar Saydshoev  |  Jul 16, 2020

History of Medicine Blog Series: Dr. Sarah Rebecca Parrish (1869-1952)

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 ...

Safar Saydshoev  |  Jul 10, 2020