McGoogan News

From the archives: How the state medical school will look

Med School look 1916

THE PULSE, University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska, Vol. X, No. 6, February 23, 1916, p. 10-11.

Here is the medical school of the University of Nebraska, which the state has started to build at Forty-Second Street and Dewey Avenue. One building is now in use and a second is to be built shortly, the contract having been awarded. The others will be built as appropriations are made.

The building in the foreground to the right is the college now in use. Immediately behind this is the proposed nurses’ home. The long building in the center is the hospital, now under contract for construction, and in the foreground at the left, only a corner showing, is the proposed additional college building.

The hospital, to cost $130,000, is being built to fill two direct demands: to provide medical and surgical care for the indigent, worthy sick of the state, and second, to furnish teaching advantages for students in the college. Each county will be allowed to send its quota of charges to be given this free medical and surgical treatment.

The big hospital is to be three stories and basement and to consist of three wings. In the central wing on the ground floor will be the receiving department and hospital store rooms. The first floor is for the offices and for the hospital proper. Quarters for interns and the house physicians will be on the second floor. The roof above this will be tiled and have a high coping, providing a roof garden, where patients may be wheeled for open air treatment.

In the basement of the north wing will be the department of pathology and a demonstration class room. The first floor above will be the male medical ward of sixteen beds, with rest rooms, nurses’ work rooms, etc. The second floor above will be the same equipment and number of beds for male surgical patients, and the third floor will be for special male cases and various specialties and male children. The other wing will be the same, but for women patients.

The buildings are to be entirely of brick, stone and terra cotta. The campus will be given over to shrubbery and ornamental flower beds. The building is to be completed by January 1, 1917. John Latenser & Sons of Omaha are architects.

Contact the Archives at 402-559-7094 or jschleicher@unmc.edu for more information on the history of UNMC.

Fall semester hours start August 25

The library will be moving to its Fall semester hours beginning Monday, August 25. These hours are

Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-Midnight
Friday, 7:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Sunday, 1:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Noise in the library – It’s just temporary

Facilities is upgrading the temperature control systems throughout Wittson Hall to make the temperature in the building more uniform. Unfortunately, that means taking down some ceiling panels in the library and replacing the thermostats, and that means that there will be a bit of noise for a few weeks.

Work will start on 7th floor the week of August 25th. From there, Facilities will move to 8th floor, and finally to 6th. The 6th and 7th floor work will be most likely to affect students in the library.

The workers will try to keep the noise to a minimum. When you look for a place for quiet study, keep this schedule in mind, and keep an eye out for ladders and workers overhead. If you see them in your favorite study area, you might want to temporarily relocate.

We promise: the noise is just temporary!

By Dawn Wilson

In the library with a white board

rolling whiteboardsStudents now have more freedom in the library to scribble, doodle, and notate. Just in time for the start of school, five rolling white boards are ready for student use. The boards stand over four feet high and offer 1900 square inches of writing space.

While the library is assessing its space (you’ll notice all of our books and journals have been compressed to the stacks on 7th floor), these white boards afford flex space opportunities for students to turn exposed carrels and tables into private study spaces.

Three times larger than the boards that used to be available in the study rooms, these new boards are ideal for group study sessions as well.

So go ahead, roll them around to your favorite library nook or cranny. This is one study buddy you can rely on to help keep you organized this year.

By Dawn Wilson

AccessMedicine app now available

AccessMedicine content is now available via a downloadable app for Apple and Android phones and tablets.

To get access to the app:

  1. Log in to AccessMedicine on a desktop or laptop computer via the library’s website (find the link under Quick Links –> Clinical Resources.
  2. Create a My Access account by clicking on the icon located on the upper right hand corner of the page.
  3. Download the app from your device’s app store and use your My Access account logon information to access content.
  4. Log in to your My Access account from a desktop or laptop computer every 90 days to retain access to the app.

AccessMedicine is available to all UNMC faculty, staff, and students. The other Access products are available via the mobile web.