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Archival Collections Catalogue interface tweaked for increase ease of use

Zoomed in detail on wide tree view of new Archival Collections Catalogue interface.

by Anna Dysert, Associate Librarian, Archives and Manuscripts/Special Collections, Collection Services The McGill Library Archival Collections Catalogue has switched over to a more user-friendly interface to help users navigate archival descriptions. The fresh look will allow researchers to better visualize the relationships between records in a fonds or collection and move between record descriptions. …

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When is a skull just a skull? Changing perspectives on racism in medical education

Lire la version française By Mary Hague-Yearl, History of Medicine Librarian, Osler Library of the History of Medicine Look closely at the skulls shown here below. What do you see? Are they simply former humans? Perhaps your view will change …

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Illustrated Obstetrical Treatises and Professionalization in 18th-century Europe and Japan

Lire la version française By Dr. Mary Hague-Yearl, History of Medicine Librarian, Osler Library of the History of Medicine New at the Osler Library is a pair of books from 1775 that reflect concurrent advances in obstetrical knowledge in Europe …

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Puzzles to make you pause

Spring break, reading week, study break – whatever it means to you, it’s important to take a pause from assignments, deadlines, and Zoom meetings. With no formal academic activities scheduled during the first week of March, this is YOUR time …

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Delightful finds on a bloody journey

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This piece is inspired by research done as a Folger Fellow, some of which is summarised in a blog post entitled “Balancing information and expertise: vernacular guidance on bloodletting in early modern calendars and almanacs,” published in The Collation: Research …

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It’s Here! McGill Library Welcomes AMAZE; A McGill A to Z Experience

A is for anatomy, alphabet and AMAZE: A McGill A-Z Experience. In 2020, the McGill Library put together a truly remarkable book – AMAZE; a McGill A-Z Experience. With visual treats and moveable surprises at the turn of every page, …

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Tourism and Taunting: Martin Lister and William King’s 1698 Travel Tracts

By Dr. Mary Hague-Yearl, History of Medicine Librarian, Osler Library of the History of Medicine Lire la version française Does the pandemic have you feeling like a zombie? Grab your ticket and enter our historical portal! Your ticket will be …

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The 2020 Osler Day celebrations are upon us!

Each year we celebrate Osler Day on the first Wednesday in November. The day is an occasion to come together and to support endeavours that honour Sir William Osler’s emphasis upon humanistic reflection. It is an opportunity for students to …

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Emancipation Day and painful legacies in the teaching of science, medicine, and art

What does Emancipation Day have to do with the Osler Library? Superficially, not much. Peel back the layers of the history of medicine, though, and the relevance becomes clear. For centuries, medicine has been used to generate and perpetuate ideas …

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Canadian Flowers Week

July is the month of luxurious bloom and gorgeous, showy flowers. It’s also Canadian Flowers Week from July 16-22, “an annual advocacy, education and awareness campaign that celebrates Canadian grown flowers” associated with the Toronto Flower Market. Its main goal …

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