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The library is now closed and will reopen at 12 pm on Sunday, November 29, 2015

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In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, the Knowledge Center Service Desk will close early Wednesday, November 25th, at 5:00 PM.  The Service Desk will remain closed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and will resume regular operating hours at noon on Sunday, November 29th.

Current CUMC students, faculty, and staff will have 24/7 access throughout the holiday break with their valid CUMC ID.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Hammer Health Sciences Building, Lower Level 2

701 West 168th Street

Through December 18, 2015

Students keep notebooks for plainly utilitarian reasons: as an aid to learning and as a mnemonic device.  For historians of medicine, student notebooks are an invaluable resource for the study of medical education and for the history of medicine in general. For the biographer, they may give insight into the mind of a particular individual.  And, occasionally, notebooks can even be small works of art.

On display now in Lower Level 2 of the Hammer Health Sciences Building is an exhibit of some of the over 150 student notebooks held by Archives and Special Collections at the A.C. Long Health Sciences Library. Highlights include James Graham’s 1774 notes of a class taught by Samuel Bard, one of the founders of the College of Physicians & Surgeons; the notebook of Charles Drake (P&S 1812) opened to an elaborately decorated title page; a tattered 1827 volume