Duke Medical Center Library & Archives
New Exhibit Features Medical Illustration at Duke
Posted On: Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 14:43 by Jolie Braun
We are excited to announce that our new exhibit, “An Eye for the Eye: Medical Illustration at Duke, 1932-2005,” is now on display at the Medical Center Library & Archives. Documenting over 70 years of medical illustration at Duke, the exhibit includes original artwork, photographs, brochures, medical textbooks, and even a prosthetic nose and pair of ears.
Duke was one of the first educational institutions to provide medical illustration services. Established in 1935, the Division of Medical Art and Illustration produced charts, graphics, and photographs for Duke University and Duke University Medical Center publications. In addition to creating artwork, the department was also instrumental in the Medical Center's efforts to advance plastic surgery. Elon Clark...MORE
NC Archives Week is an annual, week-long observance of the agencies and people responsible for maintaining and making available the archival and historical records of our nation, state, communities and people. This year's archival theme is Home Grown! A Celebration of NC Food Culture & History. Be sure to visit our exhibit of materials from the Duke Medical Center Archives related to food and nutrition. On display through November; Level 2R.
For more on this "Gastronomical Look at DUMC History," see the Archives Website.MORE
DUMC History Retrospective: Frank Beresford
Posted On: Sunday, July 7, 2013 - 22:36 by Beverly Murphy
A good mystery novel, at its core, consists of interesting characters, a compelling plot, and puzzle-solving. In these respects, the job of an archivist mirrors that of a detective, as the archivist must reconstruct the pasts of people or objects from fragments of information. While such mysteries come in a variety of forms, the most common is determining the history, or provenance, of an item or collection.
Recently a series of paintings in the Medical Center Library’s Artwork Collection posed such a challenge. The paintings, done in 1944 by Frank Beresford, depict scenes of the U.S. Army 65th General Hospital Unit at work during World War II in the Eastern Theater of Operations (E.T.O.). Absent from the...MORE
DUMC History Retrospective: Nurses to the Front
Posted On: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 23:04 by Beverly Murphy
In April, the School of Nursing welcomed back its graduates for their annual alumni weekend. Nursing education has a long and rich history here at Duke. From its beginnings in 1931 to the present day, Duke has attracted the best faculty and produced top graduates. Among these graduates is a unique group that exemplified service: the Cadet Nurses.
On April 30, 1941, prior to U.S. involvement in World War II, the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) issued a call for schools of nursing to increase enrollment in order to train more nurses for military, health, and civilian service. Duke responded by admitting 84 students in October, 1941, a boost from 58 the previous year.
After the bombing of Pearl Harbor later that year, the...MORE
The Duke University Medical Center Archives collects, preserves, and provides access to materials documenting the history of the DUMC community, from the 1930s to the present. This new guide provides a brief overview of the Archives, including information about the collections, how to find items, as well as suggestions of other helpful resources.MORE