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40th Annual Raft Debate

Monday, April 25th, 2011

YOU are invited! The Hobart Amory Hare Honor Medical Society’s 40th Annual Raft Debate Thursday May 5, 2011 7:00 p.m. – ?? Connelly Auditorium, Hamilton Building Three physicians debate which specialty is most valuable to society.  YOU decide who wins, and SURVIVES! Starring: Dr. Michael Weinstein (Trauma Surgeon), Dr. Daniel Negoianu (Nephrologist), Dr. Elisabeth Kunkel […]

New E-Books on Virtual Shelves

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Scott Memorial Library has added over a dozen new ebooks, now available via our online catalog.  Because the e-books are from a number of different publishers, the interfaces for them will vary.  Some will allow only 1 reader at a time, others may allow up to 3 simultaneous readers.  But ALL of them are available: […]

Jefferson Book Club May Reading

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

The Jefferson Book Club  is reading The Poisoner’s Handbook for its May meeting.  All Jeffersonians are welcome for (free) lunch and discussion.  The Library has one copy to lend, and the Bookstore offers discounted copies for purchase.  Please join us! Thursday, May 12, 2011 Noon – 1:00 p.m. Scott Memorial Library, Room 200B The Poisoner’s Handbook: […]

Help for Taking the USMLE Step 1

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Getting ready for the USMLE Step 1?  Jefferson’s Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society has a guide for that!  The popular AOA guide series will coach you on each step of your USMLE journey. The 2011 edition of the guide for Step 1 has just been posted.  Written by Jefferson students for Jefferson students, the guide is […]

Spring Journal Cleaning

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Withdrawal of print journals continues, spurred by the renewed energies of spring!  If you would like to provide a home for any of these discarded volumes, please contact Diana Ryan at 215-503-2829 or Diana.Ryan@jefferson.edu by April 27th.  They’re free, with the caveat that you have to arrange to pick them up yourself. Acta Pathologica et […]

Animated Anatomies

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Duke University is hosting an exhibit of anatomical flap books – printed books whose images were made with layers that could be removed or fitted together.  As precursors of today’s video and simulation software, such books are fascinating. “These publications invite the viewer to participate in virtual autopsies, through the process of unfolding their movable […]

SciVerse Adds Functionality with Apps

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Elsevier’s SciVerse service comes with Jefferson’s subscriptions to Scopus (database) and ScienceDirect (fulltext journals).  SciVerse adds a major index of scientific web resources to its other tools, and lets you search simultaneously through some or all of them, as needed. SciVerse adds value to its searches with a variety of applications you may choose to customize your work.  Just register […]

Commons Hosts Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Grand Rounds

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Jefferson’s Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine is the latest department to post recordings of its Grand Rounds presentations in the Jefferson Digital Commons.  In fact, they already have a dozen available in the new series. The Commons offers a particularly effective way to make such recordings available.  Why? It’s compatible with many different recording […]

Dr. Wender Quoted on The Guideline Advantage

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Three major health organizations, the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, have collaborated to create a quality improvement program aimed at improving outpatient care nationwide. The program, called The Guideline Advantage, targets four of the 10 leading causes of death in the United States today, according to the Centers […]

E-Book Vendor Adds Search Feature

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

E-book publisher Rittenhouse has added a new search feature to its R2 Library of electronic books.  Now readers are able to search within a single book by keyword or phrase. You may be thinking “well, duh” but R2 Library is a fairly young product, and we haven’t been able to use it in this way […]

CBO Analysis of 2010 Healthcare Act

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

In testimony last week before the House Subcommittee on Health, Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Director Douglas Elmendorf offered the CBO’s analysis of the fiscal effects to be expected from healthcare legislation enacted in 2010. Sections of the report: Overview of the Budgetary Effects in the First Decade Effects on Insurance Coverage Additional Effects on Spending […]