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Medical Instruments in the Archives: What are these?

August 19th, 2014

Welcome to the fourth week of Medical Instrument Monday from the Archives and Special Collections Twitter page!

This week’s question: What are these items and how were they used?

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Expanded Drug Shortage Information and New Calculators in Lexicomp

August 13th, 2014

Lexicomp, the drug information database, released an update earlier this month with two features of interest to Jeffersonians.

Drug Shortage Information

Lexicomp has partnered with the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) Drug Shortages Task Force, adding to sources including ASHP, ASPEN and FDA. Specific Lexicomp monographs for drugs with existing shortage issues now include direct links to SCCM’s recommendations for therapeutic alternatives.

New calculators

Lexicomp has expanded its Medical Calculators module (Lexi-CALC™) by adding more than 40 new calculators covering various formulae and conversions requested by customers. This brings the grand total of available calculators to over 130. Among the additions are:

  • TPN Osmolarity Determination
  • APGAR Scoring
  • Benzodiazepine Dosing Conversion
  • Child Pugh Classification for Severity of Liver Disease
  • Glomerular Filtration Rate Estimate by CKD-EPI Equation

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Medical Instruments in the Archives: What is it?

August 12th, 2014

Welcome to the third week of Medical Instrument Monday from the Archives and Special Collections Twitter page!

This week’s question: What is this item and how was it used?

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You’re Invited to an Exclusive Talk: Marveling about Mütter

August 12th, 2014

Book coverMeet Cristin Aptowicz, author of the newly published Dr. Mütter’s Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine. Aptowicz spent several months in the Thomas Jefferson University Archives mining the historical collections related to Dr. Thomas Dent Mütter, chair of surgery from 1841-1856.

Enjoy a complimentary lunch, book sale and signing.

  • When: Thursday, September 18,  11:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • Where: Eakins Lounge, Jefferson Alumni Hall

This event is sponsored by Thomas Jefferson University Archives, Office of Student Life and Engagement, Office of Alumni Relations and Jefferson Medical & Health Science Bookstore.

Questions? Call (215) 955-7750.

Register now

Relax at Scott With a Popular Magazine

August 11th, 2014

New magazinesHave a few minutes to relax? Scott Library offers a collection of more than fifty popular magazines for leisure reading. These cover many interests including news, food, travel, fashion, hobbies, and popular health. The magazine collection is shelved on the 2nd floor of Scott Library near the Service Desk. The following magazines have been added this year:

  • House Beautiful
  • Vegetarian Times

Other titles in the collection:

Journal Citation Reports 2013 Data Released

August 7th, 2014

The 2014 edition, containing data for 2013, of the popular citation impact tracker, Journal Citation Reports (JCR), has been released and is now available as part of Scott Library’s online subscription to the service. JCR tracks journals in over 200 disciplines, rating the influence and impact of each journal in the context of its discipline.

Check the release notes for weekly updates and a list of journals that were not included in this year’s JCR because of abnormal citation activity.

The 2014 edition of JCR includes:

  • 10,927 of the world’s most highly cited, peer reviewed journals in 237 disciplines
  • 82 countries represented
  • 246 journals receiving their first Journal Impact Factor
  • 39 journals were suppressed due to abnormal citation activity


Medical Instruments in the Archives: What is it?

August 5th, 2014

Welcome back to the second week of #medicalinstrumentmonday from the Archives Twitter!

 This week’s question: What is this item and how was it used?

What is it?

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AccessMedicine App Now Available

August 4th, 2014

AccessMedicine AppA new AccessMedicine app is now available offering moble access to the following resources:

  • Quick Medical Dx & Rx- perfect for high-yield review or for quick reference in the clinical setting.
  • Fitzpatrick’s Color Atlas of Clinical Dermatology- recognized as the world’s #1 visual atlas of dermatology
  • Differential Diagnosis Tool- providing more than 1,000 diagnoses through Diagnosaurus®
  • Diagnostic Tests- a quick reference guide to the selection and interpretation of commonly used diagnostic tests

Download the app to your smartphone and tablet:

The app is free to download, but you must create a free MyAccess personal account to log in. View this video for help creating a MyAccess account.


12 E-Books New to Scott Library in July

August 1st, 2014

Book covers

Scott Library added these 12 e-books in July to the growing collection:

Medical Instruments in the Archives

July 29th, 2014

The Jefferson Archives and Special Collections now has a Twitter account!

The new Twitter site will be used to highlight the Archives collections, including rare books, student notebooks, Civil War era artifacts, antique medical instruments, and much more! Every Monday the Archives will be posting a photograph of an antique medical instrument or artifact to its Twitter, and every Tuesday we will post more information and history on the artifact here.

This week’s question: What are trepanning braces and how were they used?

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In the JDC: John Heysham Gibbon, Jr. Memorial Service

July 29th, 2014

The latest addition to the Jefferson Digital Commons historical biographies is from a memorial service for Dr. John Heysham Gibbon, Jr.  Read the transcript or listen to an audio file.

The memorial was held in Mitchell Hall at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia on February 13, 1973. Dr. John Gibbon was best known for developing the heart-lung machine, performing the first open-heart operation in 1953, and initiating a new era in cardiovascular surgery.

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July 28th, 2014

SML siteWe’ve retired the JEFFLINE name and adopted a new look that reflects the recent redesign of the Jefferson website. Most of our resources are still where you expect them to be, but some links have been relocated from the header and the footer to the left navigation area.  As this new Scott Memorial Library website evolves, our goal will continue to be providing the services that help you succeed at Jefferson.

View a graphic illustrating the changes to the home page.

JEFFLINE began in 1987 when Scott Memorial Library brought a small subset of MEDLINE online, allowing Jefferson students and faculty to perform their own searches for the first time.

In the past year, Jeffersonians used this site to access forty databases 413,000 times, to make 272,000 help queries, and to download almost one million articles from over 13,000 journals. Many don’t even realize that they’re using the library’s services as they put these information sources to work from any location to teach, learn, research, and treat patients.

The library’s physical space continues to shift from a focus on paper-based collections to a focus on people—and we have never been busier. The Scott Memorial Library website will continue to be your source for information about the physical space as well as your gateway to a rich collection of online resources.

Announcing the Center for Teaching and Learning

July 25th, 2014

This July we say farewell to AISR and hello to the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). Our new mission is to inspire and support you to deliver your best content in the classroom, online, or at a conference. Our new organizational structure will make it easier for you to produce the instructional materials you want and to make sure you are well prepared and confident in your delivery, whatever medium you choose to use. The Center for Teaching and Learning will be led by Dr. Anthony Frisby and its services will support the educational, professional, and creative goals of Jefferson faculty, staff, and students.

The first changes you will see are in the JEFFLINE website. It will soon reflect the new One Jefferson style. Later this summer we will transition the site into distinct Scott Memorial Library and Center for Teaching and Learning sites, to clarify our missions and to help you navigate our services more efficiently.

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Palliative Care: New UpToDate Specialty

July 21st, 2014

Expert User Series

New Specialty: Palliative Care

Palliative care is a growing interdisciplinary specialty focused on patients’ quality of life and relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness. Many hospitals are developing palliative care programs to support patients and their families.

This newly launched UpToDate specialty integrates the most current information on palliative care into recommendations that span many disciplines. Content includes comprehensive information on clinical and psychosocial issues and evidence-based recommendations for assessing and managing pain and non-pain symptoms.

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Publication Opportunity for Medical Students

July 16th, 2014

The Medical School Press is a new publishing group that focuses exclusively on supporting medical students’ scholarly publications. Run by an international group of medical students and guided by a faculty advisory team, MSPress provides editorial services and multiple online platforms. These include the MSPress Blog, which is updated weekly by medical school contributors, and the Medical Student Press Journal, a semiannual, peer-reviewed, open-access journal. The journal features scientific research papers, interviews, essays, creative writing pieces, sound pieces, and visual art. All submissions undergo a peer review process.

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