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New Books Featured @ Ische

The Isché Library is featuring 20 newly acquired books for the latter part of April and all of May. The subjects include nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, communication disorders, education, ethics, etc.

These books CAN be checked out!

New Books Display April/May 2014

New Books Display April/May 2014

Featured books include:

  1. Baker, Robert    Before bioethics: a history of American medical ethics from the colonial period to the bioethics revolution W 50 B17 2013
  2. Cole, Steven A. The medical interview: the three function approach. [by] Steven A. Cole [and] Julian Bird. 3rd edition. WB 290 C67m 2014
  3. Occupational therapy for physical dysfunction / editors, Mary Vining Radomski, Catherine A. Trombly Latham. 7th ed. WB 555 T75o 2014
  4. Hassink, Sandra Gibson.                Pediatric obesity: prevention, intervention, and treatment strategies for primary care. 2nd ed. WD 210 H27 2014
  5. McKinnis, Lynn N., 1959- Fundamentals of musculoskeletal imaging. 4th ed.  WE 141 M21 2014
  6. Garrard, Judith. Health sciences literature review made easy: the matrix method. 4th ed. W 20.5 G19h 2014
  7. Innovations in nursing education: building the future of nursing. Edited by Linda Caputi.  WY 18 C175b 2014
  8. Corr, Charles A. Death & dying, life & living. Charles A. Corr & Donna M. Corr ; with contributions from Tashel C. Bordere.           7th ed. BF 789.D4 C81d 2013
  9. Irwin, David (David L.)    Clinical research methods in speech-language pathology and audiology. Mary Pannbacker, Norman J. Lass.      2nd ed. W 20.5 Ir9 2014
  10. Jones, David S. (David Shumway) Broken hearts: the tangled history of cardiac care. WG 300 J71 2013
  11. Iserson, Kenneth V. Iserson’s getting into a residency: a guide for medical students. 8th ed. W 20 Is2g 2013
  12. Fundamentals of hand therapy: clinical reasoning and treatment guidelines for common diagnoses of the upper extremity. Edited by Cynthia Cooper. 2nd ed. WE 830 C784 2014
  13. Fink, Sheri. Five days at Memorial: life and death in a storm-ravaged hospital. WX 28 AL6 F49 2013
  14. Tille, Patricia M. Bailey & Scott’s diagnostic microbiology. 13th ed. QW 25 B15d 2014
  15. Weiss, Donna (Donna F.) The interprofessional health care team: leadership and development. Donna Weiss, Felice J. Tilin, and Marlene J. Morgan. W 84.8 W43 2014
  16. Introduction to research in education.  {by] Donald Ary [and others]. 9th ed.  W 20.5 Ar9 2014
  17. Dysphagia assessment and treatment planning: a team approach / [Edited by] Rebecca Leonard [and] Katherine A. Kendall.  3rd ed.  WI 250 L58 2014
  18. Adult audiologic rehabilitiation. [Edited by] Joseph J. Montano [and] Jaclyn B. Spitzer. 2nd ed.  WV 270 M76 2014
  19. Alfaro-LeFevre, Rosalinda. Applying nursing process: the foundation for clinical reasoning / Rosalinda Alfaro-LeFevre. 8th ed. WY 100 AL28 2014
  20. Ralph, Sheila Sparks. Sparks and Taylor’s nursing diagnosis reference manual.  Sheila Sparks Ralph [and] Cynthia M. Taylor. 9th ed. WY 100 Sp2n 2014


Happy Reading!

It came from the stacks

While moving the dental books and journals we came across several books we’d like to tell everyone about in a series of posts in the continuing saga of “It Came From The Stacks” (insert foreboding music here…)

Our first book is a classic of dentistry from the Dental Library’s Old and Rare Collection.  This over sized book, published in 1844, is by Paul B Goddard and is titled The Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology of the Human Teeth; with the most approved methods of treatment, including operations, and the method of making and setting artifical teeth; with thirty plates, also known as “Goddard on the Teeth”.

Goddard on the Teeth

Goddard on the Teeth

When “Goodard on the Teeth” was published, it was described in a review in American Journal of Medical Sciences as a “practical treatment on the subject of the teeth”.  It is praised by the reviewer: “… the work is got up in the handsomest manner.  The plates are indeed the best specimens of lithography we have seen executed in this country.”  This book contains some remarkable images head and neck anatomy, microscopic structure of teeth. dental equipment, a four step pictorial description of extracting teeth using a key, and various forms of artificial teeth and plates, among others.

Goddard plate

This is a very interesting book that is exemplary of the beginnings of modern dentistry.  If you would like to take a look at it in person, please contact the Dental Library and make arrangements to come see it.  We’d love to share our old and rare treasures with you.

Dental Collections Back in Place

The Dental Library’s?áshelving repair project, which required that all print materials be removed from the shelves, has been completed more than 2 weeks ahead of schedule. Staff from Dental and Ische have worked diligently over the past 3 weeks to remove?áitems?ábefore repair work began and?áreturn them to their proper places (ie, ?ábooks in call number order and journals are alphabetical).

Happy Belated Birthday, Andeas Vesalius

Page 164 of Andreas Vesalius: De corporis humani fabrica libri septem


We missed the 499th birthday?áof Andreas Vesalius who was born on December 31, 1514. 500th year?ácelebrations of the man and his accomplishments are in the works.

The LSUHSC Libraries is lucky enough to own a 1568 edition?áof his De humani corporis fabrica libri septem which is housed in the Isch?® Library Rare Books Room (and is available by appointment only). The first edition of this title is from 1543.

For more information, see this post from NLM’s Circulating Now blog.

Also, you can view the digitized?á1543 edition of De humani corporis fabrica libri septemat the NLM’s Historical Anatomies on the Web?ápage.


New eBooks Power Up the Spring Semester

100_2466smThe Library is currently showcasing twenty new eBook titles that are available through nine of our subscription collections.

Library users also have the option of linking directly to the individual items at the New Books display shelves when visiting the Library, by scanning QR codes with their mobile device (code reader app required). The shelves are located in the Reference area (near the Library elevator), on the third floor of the Resource Center Building.

These titles include:

Books@OVID (LWW):
1. Barash, Paul G. Clinical Anesthesia (also: Ische Reserve, WO 200 B23c 2013).

2. DiClemente, Ralph J. Health Behavior Theory for Public Health.
3. Moore, Keith L. The Developing Human: clinically oriented embryology (also: Ische Reserve, QS 604 M78d 2013).

McGraw-Hill AccessMedicine:
4. Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment 2013.
5. DeCherney, Alan H. Current Diagnosis & Treatment: obstetrics & gynecology.
6. Mattox, Kenneth L. Trauma [AccessSurgery] (also: Ische Stacks, WO 700 M436 2013).

Mosby’s NursingConsult:
7. Burns, Catherine E. Pediatric Primary Care (also: Ische Reserve, WS 100 B93p 2013).
8. Gahart, Betty L. Intravenous Medications: a handbook for nurses & allied health professionals.

9. Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-5 (also: Ische Reserve, WM 15 Am3 2013).

Rittenhouse R2 Digital Library:
10. Allen, Hugh D. Moss & Adams’ Heart Disease in Infants, Children, & Adolescents (also: Ische Stacks, WS 290 M85h 2013?á v1-2).
11. Klatt, Edward C. Robbins & Cotran Atlas of Pathology.
12. Kummer, Ann W. Cleft Palate & Craniofacial Anomalies: effects on speech & resonance (also: Ische Reserve, WV 440 K96 2014).
13. Lo, Bernard. Resolving Ethical Dilemmas: a guide for clinicians (also: Ische Reserve, WB 60 L78r 2013).
14. Mitchell, Richard N. Pocket Companion to Robbins & Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease.
15. Physician Assistant: a guide to clinical practice (also: Ische Reserve, W 21.5 B21 2013).

16. McGee, Steven R. Evidence-Based Physical

17. Adams, Michael. Pharmacology for Nurses: a pathophysiologic approach.
18. Domino, Frank. The 5-Minute Clinical Consult 2014.
19. Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary.

Thieme Electronic Book Library:
20. Koolman, Jan. Color Atlas of Biochemistry.

Library Talk on 1930s New Orleans Medicine

Former journalist Martha Holoubek Fitzgerald, author of The Courtship of Two Doctors: A 1930s Love Story of Letters, Hope & Healing, will discuss ÔÇ£Charity the Beautiful and Hen Medics: An InsiderÔÇÖs Look at 1930s New Orleans MedicineÔÇØ at an upcoming event.

LSU Health Sciences Center Library has the book and other related materials in its archives.

When: Saturday September 28 @ 10am

Where: 219 Loyola Ave, New Orleans Public Library

Brought to you by the LSU Medical Alumni Association and the New Orleans Public Library


For more info visit:


It came from the stacks…

Sometimes you just come across a book that calls out to be profiled in our semi-regular “It came from the stacks” posts. ?áThis book does just that.

The Toothbrush: its Use and Abuse, a Treatise on Preventive Dentistry and Periodontia as Related to Dental Hygiene?áby Isador Hirchfeld, D.D.S., F.A.A.P. is a comprehensive tome on the history of the toothbrush and oral hygiene from ancient times to the books publication in 1939, the role of the toothbrush in treatment of oral condition, oral conditions that the toothbrush cannot cure, tooth brushing methods, and even the qualifications of a satisfactory toothbrush. ?áIndeed, this book uses every one of it’s 591 pages to impart valuable knowledge to the reader about the lowly toothbrush.

Readers of?áThe Toothbrush: its Use and Abuse will find chapters with such riveting titles as:

  • “The Toothbrush in the Treatment of Suppurative Periodontoclasia (Pyorrhea)”
  • “Traumatization of the Soft Tissues by the Toothbrush” (so jam packed it takes two chapters to cover)
  • “Abnormalities of the Tooth Surface Induced by the Toothbrush and Various Other Agencies”
  • “Tooth Brushing Methods in Common Use”
  • “Care of the Toothbrush”
  • and… “Cleansing of the Tongue”

On a more serious note, this book really is fascinating but perhaps not as the author intended at the time of publication. ?áThere are a large number of pictures illustrating the author’s assertions and descriptions of oral hygiene techniques and materials that we would shudder to think of in the present day.

The Toothbrush: its Use and Abuse is available for check out in the dental library.

Library Adds Titles to Rittenhouse R2 Digital Collection!

LSUHSC-NO Libraries have added 15 digital books to its customized R2 Library from Rittenhouse Book Distributors. Links to each digital version are accessible through a simple search in the LSUHSC catalogÔÇÖs holdings.

As a web-based ePlatform, the R2 Digital Library offers seamless eBook access on desktop computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones and web-capable eReaders. An extensive image library, deep linking and integrated drug information provide an enhanced experience for the user. The R2 Digital LibraryÔÇÖs user interface is optimized for the health sciences.

The newest R2 eBooks that are now available through our Libraries are:

  1. Resolving Ethical Dilemmas, by Bernard Lo, 5th edition: 2013. Also in print at: WB 60 L78r 2013 (Isch?® Reserve).
  2. Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology, by Vincent DeVita Jr., Theodore Lawrence, & Steven Rosenberg, 9th edition: 2011. Also in print at: QZ 200 D49c 2011 (Isch?® Reserve).
  3. The Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations: Musculoskeletal System (Vol 6, Pt 1: Upper Limb), by Joseph Iannotti & Richard Parker, 2nd edition: 2013. Also in print at: QZ 17 N38n 2013?á Pt.1 (Isch?® Stacks).
  4. The Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations: Musculoskeletal System (Vol 6, Pt 2: Spine & Lower Limb), by Lynn Lippert, 2nd edition: 2013. Also in print at: QZ 17 N38n 2013?á Pt.2 (Isch?® Stacks).
  5. Essentials of Medical Genetics for Health Professionals, by Laura Gunder & Scott Martin: 2011.
  6. Gerontology for the Health Care Professional, by Regula Robnett & Walter Chop, 2nd edition: 2010.
  7. Clinical Manual of Emergency Psychiatry, by Michelle Riba & Divy Ravindranath, 1st edition: 2010.
  8. Cases in Clinical Medicine, by Pamela Moyers Scott: 2012.
  9. Challenging Cases in Pediatric Ophthalmology, by David Granet, Shira Robbins, & Leslie Baber: 2013.
  10. Pocket Companion to Robbins & Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease, by Richard Mitchell, Vinay Kumar, Abul Abbas, Nelson Fausto, & Jon Aster, 8th edition: 2012.
  11. Robbins & Cotran Atlas of Pathology, by Edward Klatt, 2nd edition: 2010.
  12. LippincottÔÇÖs Primary Care Musculoskeletal Radiology, by George Bridgeforth & John Cherf: 2011.
  13. Physician Assistant, by Ruth Ballweg, Edward Sullivan, Darwin Brown, & Daniel Vetrosky, 5th ed: 2013. Also in print at: W 21.5 B21 2013 (Isch?® Reserve).
  14. Concise Histology, by Leslie Garner & James Hiatt: 2011.
  15. Pediatric Nursing Procedures, by Vicky Bowden & Cindy Greenberg, 3rd edition: 2012.

New edition of the DSM available through PsychiatryOnline

The fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is now available through the PsychiatryOnline database. The DSM-5?« is the product of more than ten years of effort by hundreds of international experts in all aspects of mental health.

The DSM has been the most comprehensive resource used by health professionals, social workers, and forensic and legal specialists to diagnose and classify mental disorders. In the United States the DSM serves as a universal authority for the diagnosis of psychiatric illnesses. Treatment recommendations, as well as payment by health care providers, are often determined by DSM classifications, so the appearance of a new version has significant practical importance.

The DSM-5?« was published on May 18, 2013, superseding the DSM-IV?«, which was published in 1994. The development of the new edition began with a conference in 1999, and proceeded with the formation of a Task Force in 2007, which developed and field-tested a variety of new classifications. In most respects DSM-5?« is not greatly changed from DSM-IV?«. Notable innovations include dropping Asperger syndrome as a distinct classification; loss of subtype classifications for variant forms of schizophrenia; dropping the “bereavement exclusion” for depressive disorders; a revised treatment of gender identity issues; and a new gambling disorder.

?áAlso featured in PsychiatryOnlineÔÇÖs DSM Library are:

  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV-TR?«)
  • DSM-IV-TR?« Handbook of Differential Diagnosis
  • Cases from DSM-IV-TR?« Casebook and Its Treatment Companion

PsychiatryOnline is a web-based psychiatry portal that includes books, journals, textbooks, practice guidelines, self-assessment, clinical and research news and medication patient handouts. LSUHSC-NO faculty, staff, and students can access PsychiatryOnline on campus, or off campus with use of a valid LSUHSC library barcode and PIN. Visit our PsychiatryOnline electronic resource page for more info. You can also connect to PsychiatryOnline by visiting the LibraryÔÇÖs website, and then selecting the ÔÇ£Online ResourcesÔÇØ category.

Faculty Works Featured in New Books Display

Twelve authors from several schools within LSUHSC-NO have recently had prestigious inclusion in important books and book chapters that are geared to those in the health professions. The Library is currently highlighting these on our New Books shelf:

  1. Campbell-Walsh Urology (2012: 4 vols). J. Christian Winters (Medicine), Christopher J. Chermansky?á(Medicine), contributors
  2. Clinical Laboratory Science Review: a bottom line approach?á(2011). Patsy C. Jarreau (Allied Health), author
  3. Clinical Work with Traumatized Young Children?á(2011). Joy D. Osofsky?á(Medicine), author
  4. Essentials of General Surgery?á(2013). John T. Paige?á(Medicine), contributor
  5. Essentials of Regional Anesthesia (2012). Alan David Kaye?á(Medicine), ed.
  6. Hernia Surgery?á(2013). John T. Paige?á(Medicine), contributor
  7. Health Policy: application for nurses & other healthcare professionals?á(2012; on reserve). Demetrius J. Porche (Nursing), author
  8. Medical Physiology: a systems approach?á(2011; on reserve). Michael G. Levitsky?á(Medicine), author
  9. Moderate & Deep Sedation in Clinical Practice (2012). Alan David Kaye?á(Medicine), ed.
  10. PilbeamÔÇÖs Mechanical Ventilation: physiological & clinical applications?á(2012; on reserve). Jimmy M. Cairo (Allied Health), author
  11. Pulmonary Pathophysiology: a clinical approach?á(2010; on reserve). Michael G. Levitsky?á(Medicine), Juzar Ali?á(Medicine), Warren R. Summer?á(Medicine), eds.
  12. Pulmonary Physiology (2013; on reserve). Michael G. Levitsky (Medicine), ed.
  13. Simulation in Radiology (2012). Hugh J. Robertson?á(Medicine), John T. Paige?á(Medicine), Leonard Bok?á(Medicine), eds.
  14. Textbook of Simulation: skills & team training (2012). John T. Paige?á(Medicine), contributor
Any of these items that are not on reserve can be checked out! Feel free to drop by and peruse them.

This Month in History: The Alligator Men

As a Louisiana native or even an adventurous visitor, youÔÇÖve probably fed an alligator a marshmallow or two. WhatÔÇÖs the allure of marshmallows to a wild swamp creature? We may never truly know, but for an animal that will scarf down turtle shells, rocks, lures, beer cans, and shoes, marshmallows are probably the least of its worries.

Profiled in the Times-Picayune for their project in 1951, the self-proclaimed LSU “alligator men” studied the production of acid gastric juice and self-induced hibernation in alligators, as compared to iguanas and chameleons. The stars of this ÔÇ£zooÔÇØ were Dr. Roland Coulson, LSUMC faculty (1944-2004), Dr. Thomas Hernandez, LSUMC faculty (1960-1977) and Chair of Pharmacology, Dr. Fred G. Brazda, LSUMC faculty (1939-1977) and Chair of Biochemistry, and their graduate student, Dr. Herbert C. Dessauer. In the preface of a later work, Alligator Metabolism, Coulson and Hernandez speak to the origin of their honorary titles”: “It is not possible to have done research on alligators for many years without having gained a reputation for eccentricity as a consequence of the choice of experimental animal. One accepts this and learns to live with it. [...] By some, an alligator man is tolerated (as a harmless eccentric should be), and by others he is admired for the fearless manner in which he confronts such a ‘terrifying’ beast.”

Though certainly fearless, these doctors chose smaller gators to reduce the risk of injury, and by the time the animals reached a rowdy 20 pounds, they were returned to the swamp. Because alligators produce a large amount of hydrochloric acid during digestion, they perform a more dramatic and more readily observable process of digestion. Alligators are also tougher physically and less prone to blood poisoning, making them easier to study. In addition to their excellent acid production, the test gators self-induced a sort of hibernation in winter despite the fact that researchers kept them in windowless rooms with automatic lights; by abstaining from food and decreasing sugar in the bloodstream, the test subjects did not grow.

The practical application of the research of the “alligator men” may not seem readily apparent, but as Dr. Coulson explains in the newspaper article, ÔÇ£The scientist doesnÔÇÖt have to be working toward the cure of any specific malady [ÔǪ] but often he stumbles upon it by accident, through just a study as ours.ÔÇØ They developed enough material to write numerous journal articles (PubMed author search results hyperlinked above) and monographs. Two books co-authored by Dr. Coulson and Dr. Hernandez are available in the Library: Alligator Metabolism: Studies on Chemical Reactions in Vivo and Biochemistry of the Alligator: A Study of Metabolism in Slow Motion.

Dr. Herbert Dessauer, who began as a humble graduate student and would go on to become Professor Emeritus of molecular biology at LSU Medical Center, passed away earlier this month after a brief illness. We would like to recognize his contributions to not only the scientific community, but also to LSU.?á For more information on the contributions of each of the renowned doctors mentioned in this post, please consult A History of LSU School of Medicine New Orleans, which is available in the Library. When you stop by, be sure to check out our display cases, which are home to various medical artifacts including an analytical balance used by Coulson, Hernandez, and Dessauer.

Glimpse of the Past is an ongoing project to promote the Louisiana Digital Library effort. This Month in History will present for your reading pleasure a closer look into a newspaper clipping of note from our Digital Collections and articles relating to the LSU Medical School.

Book request form now available online!

The Collection Development Department is pleased to offer a new web page for its services:á Collection Development is primarily responsible for ordering books,?ámanaging?áreserves, and processing donations.?á Patrons can now submit book requests online and find important information regarding?áreserves and donations.?á We hope you will find?áthese features?áto be helpful!

Spotlight on the New Books Display

In the spotlight is a selection of recently published books that have been purchased by the Library.?áThey can be viewed on the New Books Shelf,?áwhich is on the third floor of the Library next?áto the internal elevator. And yes, they CAN be checked out!
  1. Using occupational therapy theory in practice(2012) by Gail Boniface & Alison Seymour
  2. Cellular and molecular immunology?á(2012) by Abul K. Abbas, Andrew H. Lichtman, & Shiv Pillai ; illustrations by David L. Baker, Alexandra Baker
  3. Arthritis in black and white (2012) by Anne C. Brower & Donald J. Flemming, Stephanie A. Bernard, associate editor
  4. Clinical gynecologic oncology (2012) by Philip J. Di Saia & William T. Creasman, editors
  5. Smith’s patient-centered interviewing : an evidence-based method (2012) by Auguste H. Fortin VI, et al
  6. Visual attention in children : theories and activities (2012) by Kenneth A. Lane
  7. Medically important fungi : a guide to identification (2011) by Davise H.Larone
  8. Public health for an aging society (2012) by Thomas R. Prohaska, Lynda A. Anderson, & Robert H. Binstock, editors
  9. A nuts-and-bolts approach to teaching nursing (2012) by Mary T. Quinn Griffin & Jeanne M. Novotny
  10. Nurses in war : voices from Iraq and Afghanistan (2012) by Elizabeth Scannell-Desch & Mary Ellen Doherty
  11. APA addiction syndrome handbook (2012, 2 volumes) by Howard J. Shaffer, editor-in-chief ; Debi A. LaPlante & Sarah E. Nelson, associate editors
  12. Handbook of stress, coping, and health : implications for nursing research, theory, and practice (2012) by Virginia Hill Rice
  13. Ocular differential diagnosis (2012) by Frederick Hampton Roy
  14. Wounds and lacerations : emergency care and closure (2012) by Alexander Trott
  15. Research for the public good : applying the methods of translational research to improve human health and well-being (2012) by Elaine Wethington & Rachel E. Dunifon, editors

Friday fun: It came from the stacks, groovy shorthand edition

The Medical Secretary's Manual, 1966

Dig that cover.

Before dictation machines, tape recorders or speech recognition software, there was shorthand, an abbreviated writing method that increases speed of writing. When The Medical Secretary’s Manual?áburst onto the scene in 1966, it differed from other medical shorthand books by offering clinically oriented material to accompany the dashes and swoops that encompass stenography. A 1967 JAMA review observed:

Each section is devoted to a particular system or organ of the body. Before confronting the reader with definitions and shorthand symbols for each specific term or phrase, Miss Eshom provides a simplified description of the system under discussion and frequently includes helpful schematic drawings. This background information distinguishes her book from the usual text of medical shorthand.

For avid note-takers with an aversion to technology medical shorthand can still be useful, and indeed, those in need of a simplified overview of anatomy and medical terminology may find the clinical information interesting as well. I suppose that is why this book is still up in the library stacks, keeping the Sixities alive.






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