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    • John J. Greenwood Papers

      Brown, Elizabeth (2021-04)
      This document is the finidng aid for the John J. Greenwood Papers. The papers contain letters of introduction written on behalf of John J. Greenwood and other documentation relating to his travel in Europe in order to study dentistry. It includes letters of his family including J. Greenwood, Esq., Eliza Jane Greenwood, and Isaac J. Greenwood.
    • Dr. Gideon B. Smith, UMSOM Class of 1840: 17-Year Cicada Expert

      Wink, Tara (2021-06-09)
      Dr. Gideon B. Smith graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1840. Smith had an active career in newspapers, entomology, and as an inventor and entrepreneur prior to attending and graduating from medical school. He also studied Cicadas from 1817 until his death in 1867 and is credited with identifying the cycle of the 17-year cicada or Brood X.
    • UMB’s Championship Basketball Team, 1904-1905

      Wink, Tara (2021-03-24)
      In the fall of 1904, the University of Maryland formed its first Basketball team in Baltimore. The team was composed of members from the schools of medicine and dentistry. The team played against Johns Hopkins University to become State Champions.
    • Vaccine lessons from the early 1800s: The Boon of Jenner and Covid-19

      Takemoto, Hanna (2021-05-10)
      COVID-19 vaccines allowed the world to open back up after months of quarantine, social distancing, and masking. This post traces the history of vaccines and the hesitancy to vaccinate from Edward Jenner's discovery of the smallpox vaccine. The post highlights quotes from the School of Medicine Early Disserations collection to show how vaccines improve the quality of life for people as well as explain the hesitancy of some to get them.
    • Chemical and Philosophical Apparatus at the University of Maryland

      Brown, Elizabeth (2021-05-19)
      A history of the purchase and acquisition of early scientific apparatus for the University of Maryland, School of Medicine. The post highlights the enormous cost of chemical and philosophical apparatus in the 19th century and the great care schools of medicine had to take to maintain the equipment from breakage and theft.
    • Happy 275th Birthday Dr. John Crawford!

      Wink, Tara (2021-05-03)
      A collection purchased from the estate of Dr. John Crawford after his death in 1813 is credited with the founding of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library on the University of Maryland, Baltimore's campus. This post highlights the life of Dr. John Crawford on what would have been his 275th Birthday in 2021.
    • Remembering the Davidge Elm on Arbor Day

      Wink, Tara (2021-04-30)
      The post honors a long standing Elm Tree, known as the Davidge Elm, on UMB's Campus. The tree stood from the early days of the campus until it was cut down, due to poor health, in 2001. Today a younger Elm, grown from the a Davidge Elm seed, stands in the same location outside of Davidge Hall.
    • Doctor Poet: Dr. Harry M. Robinson, Sr., 1884‐1963

      Wink, Tara (2021-04-21)
      A post highlighting the life and poetry of Dr. Harry M. Robinson Sr., School of Medicine class of 1909. In 1937, Dr. Robinson became Professor of Dermatology at the UMSOM.
    • UMB and MLB: Our four baseball stars

      Wink, Tara (2021-04-08)
      The post highlights the University of Maryland, Baltimore's four Major League Baseball players: John Francis Hayden, Robert Baker Lawson, Archibald Wright Graham, and John Frederick Anderson.
    • John J. Greenwood Papers

      Greenwood, John J.
      Letters of introduction written on behalf of John J Greenwood as well as other documentation relating to his travel in Europe in order to study dentistry.
    • A Brief History of UMB African American Student Organizations

      Wink, Tara (2021-02-23)
      This blog post, written for Black History Month 2021, highlights the history of African American Student Organizations in each of the schools at the University of Maryland. The groups have worked to help make the UMB campus more inclusive and diverse. Many of these organizations were founded in the late 1960s and 1970s and continue to operate on campus today.
    • UMB and the United States Presidency: Faculty and Alumni Ties to the Country’s Highest Office

      Wink, Tara (2021-02-15)
      In celebration of President’s Day 2021, Historical Collections highlights the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s connections to the United States Presidency. With a founding date of 1807, UMB is just thirty-one years shy of sharing a birthyear with the United States and with a home in Baltimore a mere thirty-eight miles from Washington, D.C. it is not surprising to find ties to the U.S. Presidency. The blog post outlines Dr. Robley Dunglison, Dr. Henry Albert Parr, and Dr. James Julius Richardson, and their ties to the highest U.S. Office.
    • A History of the UMB Presidency

      Wink, Tara (2021-01-20)
      The University of Maryland, Baltimore has a long history beginning in 1807 with the founding of the College of Medicine of Maryland. In that history, the campus has had 26 leaders serving as president, provost, and chancellor. This post written for the 2021 United States Presidential Inauguration highlights the history of the campus and its leaders from 1807 to the present.
    • Common Holiday Spices, Flavors, and Nuts and their Traditional Medicinal Qualities

      Wink, Tara (2020-12-21)
      The holiday and winter seasons have common ingredients, usually with bold, warming flavors. The holiday bread, cookie, and cake recipes call for spices and flavorings like nutmeg, ginger, vanilla, and clove or nuts like walnuts and almonds. Historically however, these ingredients were prescribed for a variety of ailments in botanicals and herbals. This post highlights a few of these ingredients from botanicals in the Health Sciences and Human Services Library's Historical Collections Department.
    • A Look at Winter Fruits and their Medicinal Qualities from Select Historical Botanicals

      Wink, Tara (2020-12-15)
      A blog post written to highlight the medicinal uses of winter fruits perscribed in historical botanicals. Lemons, oranges, pomegranates, these are all fruits associated with winter and the holiday season. Today we eat them as desserts or in desserts or in cocktails. These fruits bring a sense of freshness to the winter months. While today these fruits are important for a balanced and flavorful diet; in the 17th through the early 19th centuries, these fruits were often prescribed in botanicals for a variety of medicinal purposes. Botanicals are a form of book published to illustrate plant species and their medicinal value. The HSHSL’s Historical Collections Department is home to a large collection of Botanicals as part of our historic Pharmacy Collection. These volumes were used by the early UMB schools to teach pharmacists and doctors the value of plants for medicinal purposes.
    • 1984 HSHSL Cookbook Looks to Spice up your Thanksgiving and Holidays

      Wink, Tara (2020-11-25)
      Featuring recipes from the Health Sciences and Human Services Library's 1984 cookbook, this post was written to inspire new Thanksgiving and Holiday meals in 2020. The 1984 Cookbook is available in the UMB Digital Archive:
    • Dr. Eduard Uhlenhuth Papers

      Wink, Tara (2020-12-11)
      Dr. Eduard Uhlenhuth was a professor of Anatomy at the University of Maryland School of Medicine from 1925 until his retirement in 1955. In 1957 he was named professor emeritus. He was an avid book collector amassing an extensive collection of Anatomy Texts for the department during his tenure. This collection includes correspondence about the purchase of these texts as well as publications about the collection. In addition to the Anatomy books, the papers include biographical materials and publications. The majority of the Department of Anatomy Book collection remains in the Historical Collections Department.
    • Remembering Dr. Burt Jacob Asper, School of Medicine Class of 1911 on Veteran’s Day

      Wink, Tara (2020-11-11)
      Dr. Burt Jacob Asper graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Medicine in 1911. He joined the Navy soon after the United States entered World War I. He was assigned as assistant surgeon to the ill-fated U.S.S. Cyclops, which disappeared somewhere in the Bermuda Triangle in March 1918.
    • Turner Cordell Family Papers

      Wink, Tara (2020-10-22)
      The Turner and Cordell Families were wealthy, influential, southern families connected through the marriage of Dr. Levi O’Connor Cordell and Christine Turner. The collection, while documenting the families generally, contains a majority of materials documenting Christine Turner Cordell and her son, Dr. Eugene F. Cordell. A large portion of the collection are letters from Christine Turner Cordell and Dr. Eugene F. Cordell. Christine’s letters are written during her childhood documenting her life in Charles Town, Virginia (now West Virginia); education in private schools; her marriage to Dr. Levi Cordell; and their children. Dr. Eugene F. Cordell’s letters fall into two categories: his career in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War and his professional and personal life as a physician and educator in Baltimore, Maryland. The remaining materials present insight into the life and experiences of two wealthy, well-connected, slave-owning families in the American South before and during the Civil War, as well as, the ancestral and genealogical research into the families completed by Dr. E. F. Cordell. In addition, the collection contains provenance materials, documenting the purchase and donation of the materials to the Health Sciences Library at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.
    • Medical Illustrators and Illustrations in the HS/HSL’s Historical Collections

      Wink, Tara (2020-09-21)
      The Historical Collections Department in the HS/HSL houses the library’s rare books, special collections, and some UMB archives. Included in the rare book collection are works by influential and early anatomists and medical illustrators. The collections date back to the 15th century. This post highlights a selection of the medical illustrators in the digital archive and historical collections at UMB.