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News From the Libraries: December 2023

Photograph of dental students 1979
Dental Students on the Long Campus, The Fang, School of Dentistry Yearbook, 1979

December 2023 New eBooks

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We have 25 new eBooks for you this month! Titles include:

  • Campbell's Core Orthopaedic Procedures
  • Core Topics in General and Emergency Surgery
  • Ferri's Clinical Advisor
  • Gray's Anatomy for Students
  • Medicine for the Outdoors

Check out all the new titles in our catalog!

The library staff wish you a Happy Holidays and New Year! We'd like to thank you all for a wonderful 2023 and look forward to working with everyone in 2024!

With the holidays fast approaching, we'd like to remind everyone that the library is accessible 24/7 for all students, faculty, and staff with their UT Health ID cards and our online resources are always at your fingertips through our website. Staff will be unavailable on the following dates: December 22nd, December 25th & 26th, and January 1st.

While the library is still accessible, parts of the 4th floor study areas will be closed for repairs and updates beginning Monday, December 18th, 2023 through Friday, January 19th, 2024. This includes 4th floor study rooms, open study space, and the Collaboratory.

Collaborative study space remains open on the 3rd floor and quiet study will temporarily be available on the 5th floor. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

If you have any questions, reach out to library staff.

From the Archives: Cupping Therapy

Antique cupping set with two glass cups and a metal syringe in a wooden box.Cupping is an ancient therapy, dating back to Egypt and Macedonia and was widespread throughout the world. The practice involves using bulb-shaped containers, made of glass, metal, horn, wood or other material, applied to the body and held there with a vacuum seal. The suction pulls the skin upward into the cup, drawing blood toward the surface.

Cupping was used extensively in the past and was believed to aid in all manner of maladies, including quicker recovery from sickness, pain management, gout, and menstrual issues, among others.

Cupping is still practiced in the modern day. It's believed to have some potential benefit to blood circulation, though evidence-based support of the treatment is mixed and it is considered traditional or alternative medicine.

Did you know the P.I. Nixon Library has an antique cupping set? Our set, a gift from the Bexar County Medical Society, is from the 1800s and includes the glass bulbs and a metal pump syringe used to create the vacuum seal.

If you'd like to view the cupping set, or other archives materials, in person make an appointment with University Archivist Diane Fotinos.

UpToDate Mobile App

UpToDate Application on a phoneUpToDate is one of the library's mostly highly used resources. If you've never used it before it offers evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support you can use to make point-of-care decisions.

Comprehensive, UpToDate also supports these specialties:

  • Adult Primary Care
  • Cardiology
  • Family Practice
  • Gynecology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Oncology
  • Pediatrics
  • Women's Health

In addition, did you know UpToDate has a mobile app? The app allows you to take UpToDate with you anywhere you go, and you can access it all through the library. You can download the app in the Play Store or Apple Store.

To use UpToDate you need to re-verify every 90 days. View the registration documentation for help with set up.

Featured eBook of the Month: Neurodiversity : From Phenomenology to Neurobiology and Enhancing Technologies

Neurodiversity : From Phenomenology to Neurobiology and Enhancing Technologies

Lawrence K. Fung

An introduction to the strengths-based model of neurodiversity (SBMN), designed to integrate and build on existing theories of positive psychology, positive psychiatry, multiple intelligences, and developmental psychology and to apply them to devise strengths-based assessments and interventions for neurodiverse individuals. Because the field is in its infancy, there are few authoritative resources for clinicians and educators who wish to understand their neurodiverse patients and students and acquire up-to-date strategies for supporting them in daily life. This book, edited by one of the foremost experts on neurodiversity and drawing on the knowledge of a stellar group of contributors, explores social models of disability as the starting point for strengths-based approaches to neurodiversity, translating them into approaches to support, educate, and enable people with neurodifferences to function successfully in educational and work environments.

Check out the book through ProQuest Ebook Central, provided by the Briscoe Library.

Did you know the library has ebooks? Browse our collections that cover everything from the health sciences to literature.