McGoogan News

From the archives: Olga Stastny

By John Schleicher

Olga (Sadilek) Stastny, M.D. (1878-1952) was a leading Omaha physician during the first half of the 20th century.  She was born in Wilber, Nebraska, and graduated from high school there in 1895, and the same year she married dentist Charles Stastny, and they had two children.  Stastny Olga 1913Her husband died in 1907, and Stastny went back to school, eventually earning her M.D. in 1913 from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine.

She did postgraduate study at the College of Medicine, New York; as well as at Mary Thompson Hospital, Chicago.  She also travel led to Prague, Czechoslovakia, and Berlin, Germany, 1913-14, for further postgraduate work.  She was an intern at the New England Hospital for Women and Children in Boston.

She practiced medicine in Omaha from 1913-16, and in 1918 she volunteered to become an anesthetist in the American Women’s Hospital in France during World War I.  From 1919-20, she was a faculty member of the School of Social Service, Prague; and from 1919-22, she was director of the International YMCA’s Department of Health for Czechoslovakia.  From 1923-24, she was the supervisor of a quarantine station for refugees from Greece and Asia Minor.

She returned to private practice in Omaha and also served as volunteer faculty for the University of Nebraska College of Medicine from 1925-1948, in the area of obstetrics and gynecology.  She was president of the American Women’s Medical Association from 1930-31.

Resource spotlight: PsycINFO

By Alison Bobal

PsycINFO is the largest database devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. It is produced by the American Psychological Association and includes more than four million records covering almost 2,500 journals (99% are peer-reviewed), books, book chapters and selected dissertations.

The content in PsycINFO is selected by APA experts based on quality and relevance to the field. The database is updated weekly and it includes features such as First Posting for journal records, ensuring access to the earliest publication of a journal article. The coverage dates back to 1597 with comprehensive coverage from the 1880s. Publications included in the database come from more than 50 countries.

The McGoogan Library of Medicine’s subscription to PsycINFO is on the EBSCO platform which allows you to search PyscINFO alongside other databases such as CINAHL and MEDLINE to help expand your search results.

Who in the library…faculty & staff profiles

Evelyn Reinthaler
Library Technician II
Education & Research Services

Tell us about your job in the library.

What I do for the McGoogan Library is both circulation and reference assistance.  I also work on special projects that are assigned to me.

When would you most likely meet or talk with me?

You would most likely see me at the desk in the evenings and weekends.

What do you like about working in the library?

The thing I like most about working in the library is being able to work with an intelligent, talented staff and also to be able to help the students who bring a lot of joy to my job.

What do you like to do outside of work?

What I like to do outside of the library is read.  I am a collector of first editions and autographed books, I also collect FBI Most wanted posters.  I am currently working on a Master’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice.