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From the archives: Historical Nebraska pharmacy resources

Omaha Druggist, April 1900

Omaha Druggist, April 1900

By John Schleicher

The archives hold historic resources in all areas of the health professions, including pharmacy. These include various periodical materials such as pharmacists’ scientific and trade publications, from national, regional, state and local publishers and organizations.

The Omaha Druggist: a Monthly Journal of Pharmacy (see image), was published in the city from 1888-1927. The Nebraska collection holds issues from 1900-1927. This journal contains advertisements for various sideline products, such as candy, cigars, hair tonic and snuff, which might be featured in the traditional drug store setting. The publication also has news of the profession across Nebraska and the upper Midwest region, including drug stores for sale, and a section of news about individual pharmacists called “Personal Mention.”

Other titles in the library’s collection include: Nebraska Mortar & Pestle (from the Nebraska Pharmacists’ Association, still in publication, issues from 1938-2015) and the Midwestern Druggist (issues from 1925-1972), among others.

To visit the archives and the Nebraska collection, contact the Special Collections Department at 402-559-7094 to schedule an appointment or inquire at the AskUs desk on the 6th floor of Wittson Hall.

New books now available

  • Berek & Hacker’s gynecologic oncology [edited by] Jonathan S. Berek, MD, MMS, Laurie Kraus Lacob Professor, Director, Stanford Women’s Cancer Center, Stanford Cancer Institute, Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, Neville F. Hacker, AM, MD, Professor of Gynaecologic Oncology, Conjoint, University of New South Wales, Director, Gynaecologic Cancer Centre, Royal Hospital for Women, Sydney, Australia; illustrations and design by Deborah Berek. MA, Tim Hengst, CMI, FAMI. WP 145 B487 2015
  • Clinical laboratory hematology Shirlyn B. McKenzie, PhD, MLS(ASCP) CM, SH(ASCP), CM, Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, J. Lynne Williams, PhD, MT(ASCP), Biomedical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences Program, School of Health Sciences, Oakland University, Consulting editor: Kristin Landis-Piwowar, PhD, MLSA(ASCP) CM, Biomedical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences Program, School of Health Sciences, Oakland University. WH 25 C641 2015
  • Clinical neuroendocrinology volume editors, Eric Fliers, Márta Korbonits, and Johannes A. Romijn. WK 500 C6413 2014
  • Defining excellence in simulation programs edited by Janice C. Palaganas, Juli C. Maxworthy, Chad A. Epps, Mary Elizabeth (Beth) Mancini. WY 105 D3138 2015
  • The foundation directory 2015 compiled by the Foundation Center] ; David G. Jacobs, director; Regina Judith Faighes, coordinator. AS 911 F7711 2015
  • Introduction to radiologic & imaging sciences & patient care [edited by] Arlene M. Adler, Richard R. Carlton. WN 200 I6196 2016
  • Managing cardiovascular complications in diabetes edited by D. John Betteridge, Stephen Nicholls. WK 835 M2666 2014
  • Marks’ essentials of medical biochemistry: a clinical approach Michael Lieberman, PhD, distinguished teaching professor, Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, and Microbiology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio; Alisa Peet, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Director, Medicine Clerkship, Department of Internal Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine. QU 4 M346b 2015
  • Medical dosage calculations: a dimensional analysis approach June L. Olsen, Anthony Patrick Giangrasso, Dolores M. Shrimpton. QV 748 O522m 2016
  • Operative techniques in transplantation surgery editor, Michael J. Englesbe ; editor-in-chief, Michael W. Mulholland. WO 660 O617 2015
  • The parathyroids: basic and clinical concepts editor-in-chief, John P. Bilezikian ; associate editors, Robert Marcus, Michael A. Levine, Claudio Marcocci, Shonni J. Silverberg, John T. Potts, Jr. WK 300 P226 2015
  • Pathology of bone and joint disorders with clinical and radiographic correlation Edward F. McCarthy, Frank J. Frassica. WE 225 M748p 2015
  • Sternberg’s diagnostic surgical pathology editor, Stacey E. Mills ; associate editors, Joel K. Greenson, Jason L. Hornick, Teri A. Longacre, Victor E. Reuter. WO 142 D536 2015

From the Archives: Did grandpa go to school here?

Three generations of Karrer family medical graduates in the Library of Medicine, 1979.

Three generations of Karrer family medical graduates in the Library of Medicine, 1979.

By John Schleicher

Or great-grandma? Or Uncle Charlie or Cousin Kate? A number of Nebraska families have several generations of graduates and/or faculty members of the various health sciences colleges at UNMC. Karrer, Gentry, Wigton, Cloyd — just to name a few of those families.

The archives has various research resources available if you are interested in finding out more about a relative or ancestor who graduated from UNMC, was a faculty member here, or a health professional in Nebraska, from the late 19th through the 20th century.

To visit the UNMC archives, contact the Special Collections Department at 402-559-7094 to schedule an appointment or inquire at the AskUs desk on the 6th floor of Wittson Hall.

Enjoy your summer…with the library

By Dawn Wilson

It’s summer in the library. You might expect it to be quiet, a place filled with books and anatomical models but devoid of people. After all, large portions of the student population are traveling, visiting family, playing video games, and catching up on sleep before their next semester. Summer and libraries? What could be more opposite?

Well, everything, of course! The library staff is still here, all summer long, helping, searching, and training. When summer comes and students go, the researchers and faculty come out of the woodwork. Summer is The Season to work on publications, especially for faculty, who’ve been busy teaching the rest of the year.

Guess what: the librarians can even help you maximize the time you get to spend at the beach relaxing. The librarians at McGoogan can do a literature search for you, tailored to your needs. Need more articles to support your research? Missing a key citation? Attempting a complicated literature search, but keep coming up dry? Just Ask Us!

Summer is also a great time to brush up on skills you know you’ll soon need. Haven’t used RefWorks in a year or two, but your dissertation is coming due? Schedule a one-on-one appointment with a librarian now, and get the kinks worked out of RefWorks before you need your final draft. Let us help you lessen the stress of your upcoming deadlines.

So what’s the best way to maximize your summer with the library? Bring your lemonade, wear your straw hat and flip-flops, and spend some quality time face-to-face with a librarian.