Major History of Medicine Collection Comes to The Huntington

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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. History Major History of Medicine Collection Comes to The Huntington Longo Collection on reproductive biology is one of the world’s most comprehensive, dating from the late 15th to the 20th century From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, February 29, 2016 | 12:33 pmcenter_img Angélique Marguerite Le Boursier du Coudray, Abre?ge? de l’art des accouchemens: dans lequel on donne les pre?ceptes ne?cessaires pour le mettre heureusement en pratique…Paris: La veuve Delaguette, 1759. The Lawrence D. Longo and Betty Jeanne Longo Collection in Reproductive Biology, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens has acquired one of the world’s most comprehensive collections on the history of human reproduction, the institution announced today. The Lawrence D. and Betty Jeanne Longo Collection on Reproductive Biology, composed of some 2,700 rare books, 3,000 pamphlets and journal articles, a dozen manuscripts, and a major trove of reference works, traces dramatic shifts in knowledge about women’s health and healthcare from the late 15th to the 20th century. The collection was a gift from Lawrence Longo (1926-2016), a respected California developmental physiology specialist who amassed the collection over a period of 60 years.“The Longo Collection elevates The Huntington to one of the nation’s foremost institutions for researching the history of medicine—and, specifically, the history of obstetrics and gynecology,” said Melissa Lo, Dibner Assistant Curator of Science and Technology at The Huntington. “Dr. Longo’s keen eye has resulted in an incredibly rich array of material for researchers. Those writing histories of gender and medical education will be able to trace trends in scholarly models of the female body from as early as 1450 until the Victorian era. Others studying the status, practice, and politics of midwifery can now immerse themselves in three centuries’ worth of rare material. And those with an eye on the 19th-century professionalization of obstetrics and gynecology, and the concomitant flourishing of the field’s scientific research and surgical procedures, will now have the opportunity to engage with numerous pamphlets, manuals, and monographs—materials otherwise difficult to find under one roof.”The collection is a vast survey of the Western practice of gynecology and obstetrics, enriched by granular social, cultural, and political detail. Included is an extremely rare first edition of the first manual for midwives, “Der schwangeren Frauen und hebammen Rosegarten” (“The Rosegarden for Pregnant Women and Midwives”), published in 1513 by Eucharius Rösselin; and Charles Nicholas Jenty’s haunting 6-plate atlas of rare mezzotints, measuring 23 inches by 18 inches, called “Demonstratio uteri praegnantis” (“Demonstration of the Pregnant Uterus”), published in 1757. Also included are Angélique du Coudray’s “Abrégé de l’art des accouchements” (“Abstract on the Art of Deliveries”), a 1759 book written by one of the most visible female midwives of the Enlightenment; and works by Gabriele Falloppio (1523–1562), the 16th-century physician and anatomist for whom the fallopian tubes are named.Less well known but quite notable are roughly four dozen early modern dissertations and disputations on such topics as miscarriages, uterine dropsy, and “monstrous” births. The collection’s 19th-century holdings include popular manuals about these topics as well as marriage, sex, beauty, and hygiene—along with children’s health during the Victorian era and the social and political import of women’s health. Many of the books in the collection are in Latin, French, and English, but works in German, Italian, and Dutch are also well represented.“The Longo Collection substantially augments The Huntington’s ever-growing holdings in the history of medicine,” said David Zeidberg, Avery Director of the Library at The Huntington. Acquisitions made during Henry Huntington’s lifetime established the library as a key repository for medical incunabula (material printed before 1501). In 1992, it substantially enhanced its holdings in the history of medicine when the Los Angeles County Medical Association put its rare books and manuscripts on permanent deposit. “The Longo Collection,” Zeidberg said, “adds depth and breadth to the history of a specific field of medicine —one that is of considerable and constant concern to researchers around the world.”Lawrence D. Longo, who died last month at 89, served as Distinguished Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology in the School of Medicine at Loma Linda University in Redlands, Calif. A respected specialist in developmental physiology, he published more than 350 scientific papers and was the editor or author of 20 books. Recognition for his efforts included fellowships from the American Physiological Society and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Great Britain, as well as a NATO professorship through the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche of Italy.Dr. Longo’s interests in the history of medicine began while training in obstetrics and gynecology at the Los Angeles County-USC Hospital, according to his own biographical writings. “He read Henry Cushing’s ‘The Life of Sir William Osler’—a biography of one of the four founding professors of Johns Hopkins Hospital—with great fascination and began learning more about the history of medicine from fellow classmate Garth Huston (who would become a major history of medicine collector in his own right), and legendary Southern California book dealer Jake Zeitlin,” Lo said.Longo’s collection—a “complex tapestry,” as Longo himself described it—took 60 years to assemble. For 25 of those years, Longo edited the “Classical Contributions” column of the “American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology,” the monthly periodical of that organization, frequently finding himself writing about books in his own collection.About The HuntingtonThe Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution serving scholars and the general public. More information about The Huntington can be found at huntington.orgVisitor InformationThe Huntington is located at 1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino, Calif., 12 miles from downtown Los Angeles. It is open to the public Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from noon to 4:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Sunday, and Monday holidays from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Summer hours (Memorial Day through Labor Day) are 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed Tuesdays and major holidays. 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Breaking the ice: the introduction of biofouling organisms to Antarctica on vessel hulls

first_img1.Few reports exist that describe marine non-native species in the Southern Ocean and near-shore waters around the Antarctic continent. Nevertheless, Antarctica’s isolated marine communities, which show high levels of endemism, may be vulnerable to invasion by anthropogenically introduced species from outside Antarctica via vessel hull biofouling.2.Hull surveys of the British Antarctic Survey’s RRS James Clark Ross were undertaken between 2007 and 2014 at Rothera Research Station on the Antarctic Peninsula (Lat. 67°34’S; Long. 68°07’W) to investigate levels of biofouling. In each case, following transit through scouring sea-ice, over 99% of the vessel hull was free of macroscopic fouling communities. However, in some surveys microbial/algal biofilms, balanomorph barnacles and live individuals of the cosmopolitan pelagic barnacle, Conchoderma auritum were found in the vicinity of intake ports, demonstrating the potential for non-native species to be transported to Antarctica on vessel hulls.3.Increasing ship traffic volumes and declining duration of sea ice in waters to the north and west of the Antarctic Peninsula mean the region may be at increased risk of non-native species introductions. Locations at particular risk may include the waters around popular visitor sites, such as Goudier Island, Neko Harbour, Whalers Bay, Cuverville Island and Half Moon Island, and around northern peninsula research stations.4.Simple and cost-effective mitigation measures, such as intentionally moving transiting ships briefly through available offshore sea ice to scour off accessible biofouling communities, may substantially reduce hull-borne propagule pressure to the region. Better quantification of the risk of marine non-native species introductions posed by vessel hulls to both Arctic and Antarctic environments, as sea ice patterns and shipping traffic volumes change, will inform the development of appropriate regional and international management responses.last_img read more

Paris in the spring

first_imgFrom March 6-10, Europain will welcome hordes of craft bakers to its popular site at Parc des Expositions near Paris. It will fill almost four halls. And it is certainly not an exclusive craft show indeed, Hall 4 is given over to industrial bakery. But just as Iba leans more towards machinery, the character of Europain is different and, as the French are keen to say, “Vive la différence”.At Europain there is more of an emphasis on new products, crusty products, high-class pastries and patisserie and creative ways with ingredients and chocolate. Hall 3 is for artisan bakery and it is the biggest hall.The French are very proud of their skills and their lengthy training to become a skilled boulanger or patissier. So Hall 2 is patisserie, pastry and a shop ’Le Magazine’. It is also the Rue des Ecoles the street of schools so look out for the end-result of all that training: demonstrations and competitions. This is where it promises to get really lively.Europain always plans to be a show that inspires and measures quality, as well as informing visitors about everything from mechanical updates to ovens and mixers. However, Hall 1 is a little different: sugar, chocolate and ice cream sit under the umbrella of sister show, Intersuc, but visitors can wander freely between the two.International flavourHave you heard of the Lesaffre Bakery World Cup? The selection procedure takes place in 40 countries around the world, including our own Baking Industry Exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham from March 2124. It takes place over a two-year period and is narrowed down to nine teams of finalists, each comprising three people.The competition also takes place at Europain but the next Europain in two years’ time, not this one. Instead, at this show, there is the Bakery Masters event, where 24 candidates from seven countries, all renowned professionals aged between 18 and 55, will perform individually in their specialist category: bread-making, Viennese pastries and an artistic piece made from dough.The competitions will take place on the opening on Saturday, 5 March through to Tuesday 9 March. The winners will be announced on Wednesday 10 March at 11am.Judges will include Peter Becker, a master baker, past-president of the German Bakers’ Association and now president of the International Union of Bakers, and Christian Vabret, a master baker who holds the title Meilleur Ouvrier de France (Best Trade Craftsman in France), having beaten all other craft trades to win the title.According to the organisers, the competition events each day require “the highest level of professional expertise, but also great emphasis on imagination, reactivity and the ability to adapt”.Hopefully UK bakers will find some interesting innovations among the equipment and products or will simply enjoy watching fellow craftsmen at work. Events and registration The Bakery Masters Event: Experts make bread and pastry.The Rue des Ecoles: Brings together some 25 training institutions, covering every level of experience. They will give talks and demonstrations.The French Schools Cup: Features three categories bakery, Viennoiserie and pastry. The competition is directed at students in education aged up to 22 years. International Confectionery Art Competition: Takes place over three days and 21 hours of competition and comprises mixed-doubles teams (one male, one female contestant) from around the world. The pieces to be made will include: 1 pastillage piece; 1 sugar piece; 3 fresh petits fours (1 tartlet, 1 choux pastry and 1 free choice); 1 pistachio trilogy (1 dessert, 1 small cake and 1 petit four); 3 chocolate sweets (1 fruit ganache, 1 praline and 1 free choice); 1 chocolate piece; 1 plated dessert with small verrine (presented on the plate). Innovation area: Devoted to innovative products and equipment. This future-oriented area showcases actual products or photos of products. The organisers state: “It is a big hit with attendees, with 58% visiting this sector in 2008. After all, it responds to one of their main reasons for being there: in 2008, 65% of visitors stated they came to the exhibition on the look-out for innovative products and equipment.”To register for show atten-dance: go to the website at or tel: +33 (0) 1 40 16 44 48; fax: +33 (0) 1 42 85 29 00; or email: [email protected]last_img read more

Marian Crimans

first_imgMarian Crimans, 92, mother of Janet Moore of Milan, passed away January 4 at Westfield, Indiana.  Marian was a former teacher at the Elwood Schools before her retirement.  Marian was a member of the Presbyterian Church and was active in many associations and clubs. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Crimans in 2006.  She will always be remembered for her great sense of humor and her love of all her family.Marian is survived by 4 children including daughter Janet (Charles) Moore of Milan, grandchildren Robert and Matthew (Kindra) Moore and Margaret (Joe) Nardi, great grandchildren Devon, Makenna, and Everett Moore, other grandchildren and great grandchildren.Funeral services will be Tuesday January 9, 2018 at 12 noon at the First Presbyterian Church in Noblesville.  Visitation will be 10-12noon at the church on Tuesday.  Burial will be at 2:30PM Tuesday at the Elwood City Cemetery in Elwood.  Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.  You may go to to leave an online condolence message for Janet and her family.last_img read more

Digital license plate coming to Michigan soon

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisOut with the old in with the new, Michigan drivers could be switching over to high definition digital license plates. Michigan’s legislature passed a public bill last week allowing the use of the electronic license plate called the R–Plate.The manufacture, Reviver Auto, has already created plates in the state of California, and Arizona. The new plates are equipped with wireless communications systems and computer chips that make it easier to update them with new registration tags.  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Gov. Gretchen Whitmer requests unemployment benefits for workers impacted by the government shutdownNext Students and community members honor Dr. King’s legacy at ACClast_img read more