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December eBoard Slide: National Influenza Vaccination Week

December 4-10 is National Influenza Vaccination Week! National Influenza Vaccination Week is a national observance that was established to highlight the importance of continuing influenza vaccination, as well as fostering greater use of flu vaccine after the holiday season into January and beyond.

eBoard slides are designed to be used as part of a looping slideshow presentation on computer monitors at your institution. (Previous slides are available on NewsBits: eBoard Slides.) Click on the images below to see a preview and download the PowerPoint files by clicking on the name of each file.

National Influenza Vaccination Week 2011 (PPT)
National Influenza Vaccination Week 2011

October eBoard Slides: National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15th through October 15th is National Hispanic Heritage Month. Last year in Latitudes, we featured several health resources aimed towards the Hispanic population. This year, we are providing eBoard slides featuring physiological/medical Nobel Prize winners of Hispanic heritage. Additional Hispanic Heritage Month slides were posted in mid-September.

eBoard slides are designed to be used as part of a looping slideshow presentation on computer monitors at your institution. (Previous slides are available on NewsBits: eBoard Slides.) Click on the images below to see a preview and download the PowerPoint files by clicking on the name of each file.

Severo Ochoa (PPT) Santiago Ramón y Cajal (PPT)
Severo Ochoa Santiago Ramón y Cajal

Severo Ochoa (1905–1993) was a Spanish-American doctor, biochemist, and joint winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1959 for their discovery of the mechanisms in the biological synthesis of ribonucleic acid and deoxyribonucleic acid.

Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852–1934) was a Spanish pathologist, histologist, neuroscientist, and joint winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1906 in recognition of his work on the structure of the nervous system.

September eBoard Slides: National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15th through October 15th is National Hispanic Heritage Month. Last year in Latitudes, we featured several health resources aimed towards the Hispanic population. This year, we are providing eBoard slides featuring physiological/medical Nobel Prize winners of Hispanic heritage. Additional Hispanic Heritage Month slides will be available in early October.

eBoard slides are designed to be used as part of a looping slideshow presentation on computer monitors at your institution. (Previous slides are available on NewsBits: eBoard Slides.) Click on the images below to see a preview and download the PowerPoint files by clicking on the name of each file.

Baruj Benacerraf (PPT) Bernardo Alberto Houssay (PPT) César Milstein (PPT)
Baruj Benacerraf Bernardo Alberto Houssay César Milstein

Baruj Benacerraf (1920-2011) was a Venezuelan-American immunologist and joint winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1980 for their discoveries concerning genetically determined structures on the cell surface that regulate immunological reactions.

Bernardo Alberto Houssay (1887-1971) was an Argentine physiologist and winner of half of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1947 for his discovery of the part played by the hormone of the anterior pituitary lobe in the metabolism of sugar.

César Milstein (1927–2002) was an Argentine biochemist and joint winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1984 for theories concerning the specificity in development and control of the immune system and the discovery of the principle for production of monoclonal antibodies.

PubMed Mobile and Updated eBoard Slide

In March, PubMed Mobile Beta was released. PubMed Mobile provides a simplified mobile friendly web interface to access PubMed. PubMed Mobile includes the same basic search functionality and content as Standard PubMed; that is, all search terms and fields work similarly.

As of last week, any reference to “Beta” is gone, and users visiting PubMed.gov on a handheld device will be redirected to the PubMed Mobile website.

In addition, the PubMed Mobile eBoard slide has been updated to reflect this change and is available for re-download.

September eBoard Slides: Get Ready Day

September is National Preparedness Month and September 20th is Get Ready Day. APHA’s Get Ready campaign helps Americans prepare themselves, their families and their communities for all disasters and hazards, including pandemic flu, infectious disease, natural disasters and other emergencies. (For more librarian-specific details on how to prepare yourself personally and professionally for disasters and emergencies, please Latitudes.)

eBoard slides are designed to be used as part of a looping slideshow presentation on computer monitors at your institution. (Previous slides are available on NewsBits: eBoard Slides.) Click on the images below to see a preview and download the PowerPoint files by clicking on the name of each file.

Get Ready Day (PPT)
Get Ready Day

Image courtesy of FEMA Photo Library.

September eBoard Slides: Fruit and Veggies More Matters Month and Whole Grains Month

September is a busy month for national health observances! The National Health Information Center lists twenty-nine observances for September (compared to the three for August). To start us off this month, here are three slides promoting Fruits and Veggies More Matters Month and Whole Grains Month. Each slide contains the US Department of Agriculture MyPlate icon, to remind us that collectively fruits, vegetables, grains, protein, and dairy make up a healthy diet.

eBoard slides are designed to be used as part of a looping slideshow presentation on computer monitors at your institution. (Previous slides are available on NewsBits: eBoard Slides.) Click on the images below to see a preview and download the PowerPoint files by clicking on the name of each file.

Fruit and Veggies More Matters Month (Fruits) (PPT) Fruit and Veggies More Matters Month (Vegetables) (PPT) Whole Grains Month (PPT)
Fruit and Veggies More Matters Month (Fruits) Fruit and Veggies More Matters Month (Vegetables) Whole Grains Month

Turning the Pages eBoard Slides: Surgical Casebook, Wonders of Creation, Surgical Papyrus

Using touchscreen technology and animation software, Turning the Pages allows viewers to “touch and turn” the digitized images of rare and beautiful historic books in the biomedical sciences. They can zoom in on the pages for more detail, read or listen to explanations of the text, and (in some cases) access additional information on the books in the form of curators’ notes. Originally only available at kiosks at the National Library of Medicine, Turning the Pages is now available online and as an iPad app.

This month’s eBoard slides will bring these antique books and manuscripts from Turning the Pages to your library! Over the last few weeks we have highlighted the books available on Turning the Pages, with select scans available for download as eBoard slides. eBoard slides are designed to be used as part of a looping slideshow presentation on computer monitors at your institution. (Previous slides are available on NewsBits: eBoard Slides.) Click on the images below to see a preview and download the PowerPoint files by clicking on the name of each file.

Hanaoka Seishu’s Surgical Casebook (PPT) al-Qazwini’s Wonders of Creation (PPT) The Edwin Smith Surgical Papyrus (PPT)
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Hanaoka Seishu’s Surgical Casebook: “A Surgical Casebook” is a manuscript of hand-painted pictures commissioned by Hanaoka Seishu, a pioneering Japanese surgeon who was the first to use general anesthesia to remove tumors from cancer patients. The colorful, often charming, pictures in this casebook capture the likenesses of the men and women who came to Hanaoka for treatment; and, importantly, they depict, quite graphically, the medical and surgical problem to be treated.

al-Qazwini’s Wonders of Creation: The Kitab Aja’ib al-makhluqat wa Gharaib al-Mawjudat, usually known as “The Cosmography” or “The Wonders of Creation,” was compiled in the middle 1200s in what is now Iran or Iraq and is considered one of the most important natural history texts of the medieval Islamic world. The author Abu Yahya Zakariya ibn Muhammad ibn Mahmud-al-Qazwini (ca. 1203-1283 C.E.), known simply as al-Qazwini, was one of the most noted natural historians, geographers and encyclopedists of the period.

The Edwin Smith Surgical Papyrus: The Edwin Smith Papyrus, the world’s oldest surviving surgical text, was written in Egyptian hieratic script around the 17th century BCE, but probably based on material from a thousand years earlier. The papyrus is a textbook on trauma surgery, and describes anatomical observations and the examination, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of numerous injuries in exquisite detail. American archaeologist Edwin Smith discovered the papyrus in Egypt in the 1860s, and his daughter donated the papyrus to the New-York Historical Society after his death. It eventually made its way to the Library of the New York Academy of Medicine, and it was recently translated for the first time in over 50 years into English by James P. Allen of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Scans are courtesy of the National Library of Medicine.

Turning the Pages eBoard Slides: Historiae Animalium, Micrographia, Liber de Arte Distilland

Using touchscreen technology and animation software, Turning the Pages allows viewers to “touch and turn” the digitized images of rare and beautiful historic books in the biomedical sciences. They can zoom in on the pages for more detail, read or listen to explanations of the text, and (in some cases) access additional information on the books in the form of curators’ notes. Originally only available at kiosks at the National Library of Medicine, Turning the Pages is now available online and as an iPad app.

This month’s eBoard slides will bring these antique books and manuscripts from Turning the Pages to your library! Last week we began highlighting the books available on Turning the Pages, with select scans available for download as eBoard slides. eBoard slides are designed to be used as part of a looping slideshow presentation on computer monitors at your institution. (Previous slides are available on NewsBits: eBoard Slides.) Click on the images below to see a preview and download the PowerPoint files by clicking on the name of each file.

Conrad Gesner’s Historiae Animalium (PPT) Robert Hooke’s Micrographia (PPT) Hieronymus Brunschwig’s Liber de Arte Distilland (PPT)
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Conrad Gesner’s Historiae Animalium: Conrad Gesner’s Historiae Animalium (Studies on Animals) is considered to be the first modern zoological work. This first attempt to describe many of the animals accurately is illustrated with hand-colored woodcuts drawn from personal observations by Gesner and his colleagues.

Robert Hooke’s Micrographia: Robert Hooke (1635-1703) was an artist, biologist, physicist, engineer, architect, inventor and much else; a man who rubbed shoulders with many of the great minds of his time, and quarreled with most of them. Micrographia: or Some Physiological Descriptions of Minute Bodies made by Magnifying Glasses was Hooke’s masterpiece, an exquisitely illustrated introduction to the microscopic world that lay all around.

Hieronymus Brunschwig’s Liber de Arte Distilland: Hieronymus Brunschwig’s Liber de Arte Distillandi, printed in Strasbourg in 1512, is a practical manual on chemical, alchemical, and distillation devices and techniques used to manufacture drug therapies. It includes instructions on how to distill aqua vitae, potable gold, artificial and natural balsams and how to use distillates to treat illnesses in surgical cases.

Scans are courtesy of the National Library of Medicine.

Turning the Pages eBoard Slides: Fasiculo de Medicina, De Humani Corporis Fabrica, Oeuvres

Using touchscreen technology and animation software, Turning the Pages allows viewers to “touch and turn” the digitized images of rare and beautiful historic books in the biomedical sciences. They can zoom in on the pages for more detail, read or listen to explanations of the text, and (in some cases) access additional information on the books in the form of curators’ notes. Originally only available at kiosks at the National Library of Medicine, Turning the Pages is now available online and as an iPad app.

This month’s eBoard slides will bring these antique books and manuscripts from Turning the Pages to your library! Over the next few weeks we will highlight the books available on Turning the Pages, with select scans available for download as eBoard slides. eBoard slides are designed to be used as part of a looping slideshow presentation on computer monitors at your institution. Click on the images below to see a preview and download the PowerPoint files by clicking on the name of each file.

Johannes de Ketham’s Fasiculo de Medicina (PPT) Andreas Vesalius’s De Humani Corporis Fabrica (PPT) Ambroise Paré’s Oeuvres (PPT)
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Johannes de Ketham’s Fasiculo de Medicina: The Fasiculo de medicina is a “bundle” of six independent and quite different medieval medical treatises. The collection, which existed only in two manuscripts (handwritten copies), was first printed in 1491, in the original Latin with the title, Fasciculus medicinae. The book is remarkable as the first illustrated medical work to appear in print.

Andreas Vesalius’s De Humani Corporis Fabrica: De Humani Corporis Fabrica (On the Fabric of the Human Body) is one of the most influential works in the history of Western medicine. It was conceived and written by 28-year-old Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564), a professor at the University of Padua. Vesalius was both a gifted dissector and a learned scholar whose great contribution was to apply to anatomy the critical methods developed by the Renaissance humanist scholars.

Ambroise Paré’s Oeuvres: Ambroise Paré (1510-1590), a French surgeon from humble beginnings who would revolutionize how surgeons treated wounds. This book, the 1585 edition of his Oeuvres (Collected Works) is both his masterpiece and his monument, gathering together a lifetime’s experience and study.

Scans are courtesy of the National Library of Medicine.

MyPlate and Let’s Move eBoard Slides

This month’s eBoard slides are featuring two of the First Lady’s initiatives: Let’s Move and MyPlate. Let’s Move is a comprehensive initiative dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. MyPlate is part of a larger communications initiative based on 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans to help consumers make better food choices by reminding Americans to eat healthfully. You can read more about the MyPlate launch in Latitudes.

eBoard slides are designed to be used as part of a looping slideshow presentation on computer monitors at your institution. Click on the images below to see a preview and download the PowerPoint files by clicking on the name of each file.

ChooseMyPlate (PPT) Let’s Move (PPT)
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