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  • New! History of Health Sciences Lecture
  • On trial: DynaMed
  • Act fast to rescue wet equipment!
  • Windows 8 upgrade promotion code ...

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October 18th at 6pm with refreshments at 5:30
Russ Berrie Medical Pavilion, 1150 St. Nicholas Ave. at West 168th St., Room 2

John Harley Warner, Avalon Professor of the History of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine

In his upcoming History of the Health Sciences Lecture, Image of Modern Medicine: Professional Identity, Aesthetic Belonging, and the American Physician, 1880-1950, Prof. Warner focuses on the visual choices that American physicians made in representing their profession, their work, and themselves during the decades when an historically "modern" medical culture was set in place, the 1880's through the 1940's.

Historians have recently emphasized the role that image played in the formation of modern medicine, but the visual images they have explored in connection with this process have tended to focus on images of experimental laboratory science as emblematic of medical modernity. Warner will explore several counterexamples - that is, genres of self-representation in which medical students and physicians did not seek to link their identity with the laboratory and in some ways distanced themselves from the image and ideals of experimental science. The cultivation of these images by doctors invites us to see the cultural grounding of "modern medicine" as vastly more complex story than generally realized.

For more information contact Stephen Novak at

As part of our effort to ensure the CUMC community has the best resources, we are evaluating the point-of-care tool, DynaMed, with a trial subscription through August 2013. DynaMed has been cited as one of the fastest at incorporating new systematic reviews and new information(1). Check out DynaMed today and send us an email with your comments.

**The trial has been extended to June 2016**

Go to: DynaMed

1) Banzi R. Speed of updating online evidence based point of care summaries: prospective cohort analysis. BMJ. 2011; 343:d5856. (Article in PubMed)

On Thursday, September 20th, 12-2pm, the Scholarly Communication Program will present a panel discussing what happens when researchers alter data. The panel will discuss how journals and institutions can coordinate to better educate authors and to address known instances of misconduct that affect the scientific record. 

The presentation will be free and open to the public at the Columbia University Faculty House and supplemented with a live webcast and Twitter coverage. For more information, including a speaker list, see the Scholarly Communication Program announcement.

In this issue:

  • Get ready for the fall semester
  • New Columbia CASA addiction study
  • Early OS adopters, beware!
  • Software training online

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