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. Information: (626) 405-2100 or huntington.org. 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Watch Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s Stellar 18-Minute “Cumberland Blues” From This Past New Year’s Run [Pro-Shot]

first_imgSetlist via Peter Costello: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | The Capitol Theatre | Port Chester, NY | 12/30/2016Set One (8:45PM – 10:12PM): King Bee Jam + -> The Eleven @ (All) > BIODTL # (SM) > Feel Like A Stranger (SM) > Cumberland Blues $ (All), The Stranger (Two Souls In Communion) (AC), Estimated Prophet (SM) -> Space -> Bird Song Jam + -> Day Tripper % (TH) -> Bird Song ^ (TH) -> King Solomon’s Marbles & -> Bird Song Reprise + (TH)Set Two (10:49PM – 12:??AM): Til The Morning Comes + (All + AC) -> Passenger + (SM & AC) -> Viola Lee Blues * (All) -> Jam -> Uncle John’s Band (All) -> Becky @@ -> Uncle John’s Band Reprise (All) -> Viola Lee Blues Reprise (All) -> Hoo Doo Voo Doo ++ (SM) -> Lovelight * (AC) -> Shakedown Street ## (TH) > Throwing Stones $$ (SM)Encore: The Weight (All + AC)Notes:AC is Alecia Chakour (Tedeschi Trucks Band) on Vocals+ – First Time Played by Almost [email protected] – With at Throwin’ Stones Tease (TH)# – 30 Beat BIODTL for Dec 30th$ – With Feel Like A Stranger & Hoedown (Aaron Copeland) Teases (MB) & a Lovelight Jam (Band)% – First Time Played by Almost Dead, Beatles Cover, Unfinished, 2 verses were sung^ – With a Day Tripper (The Beatles) Tease (MB)& – Unfinished* – With Cochemea Gastelum (Dap Kings) on Bari [email protected]@ – Benevento Russo Duo Cover, not played since 2015-10-03, a gap of 46 shows. Basically only Joe & Marco played on this song.++ – Wilco/Billy Bragg/Woody Guthrie Cover, First Time Played by Almost Dead.## – With a MB Piano Solo, an On The Road Again Tease (Band), a “That’s All” (Phil Collins) Tease – I think, it might be something else (Band) & an unknown jam (Band) that I may be able to figure out.$$ – With an Unknown Tease (TH)Full Show Audio[Photo: Ellison White] On Friday, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead released their 96th edition of Rad Tracks, with this latest video featuring pro-shot video of their rendition of “Cumberland Blues” from their performance at The Capitol Theatre on December 30th, 2016. That night’s performance at The Capitol Theatre kicked off their two-night run at the historic Port Chester, New York venue following a show at Brooklyn Bowl the night prior. With the group properly primed ahead of their New Year’s performance, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s tore through the show. “Cumberland Blues” was featured at the center of the first set following “Feels Like A Stranger,” and throughout the eighteen-minute song, keyboard extraordinaire Marco Benevento heavily teases the previous tune. Eventually, the band moves into a full-blown “Turn On Your Lovelight” jam before moving into “The Stranger (Two Souls in Communion),” which featured Alecia Chakour of Tedeschi Trucks Band on vocals.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Shares Soundboard Featuring Alecia Chakour From Sunshine Music FestivalYou can watch the recently released pro-shot video of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s rendition of “Cumberland Blues” below, courtesy of the band. For those antsy to hear the rest of the performance, you can check out a recording by nico11104 below as well. You can catch Joe Russo’s Almost Dead back in action at the Capitol Theatre when they return to the Port Chester venue for two nights across July 21st and 22nd.Cumberland Blueslast_img read more

Improving health and safety on the job

first_img Read Full Story The Center for Work, Health and Wellbeing at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health aims to find new approaches to address the many ways that jobs can affect health and safety, from potential exposures to physical hazards, to work-related stress. Established in 2007, it is one of six Centers of Excellence funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) as part of the Total Worker Health® (TWH) initiative. In September, NIOSH renewed the Center’s funding with a five-year grant totaling $6.5 million.“We believe that focusing on improving workplace physical and organizational environments can lessen risks and help both employees and companies thrive,” said the Center’s director and principal investigator Glorian Sorensen, professor of social and behavioral sciences at Harvard Chan School.TWH represents a relatively new approach for NIOSH, which had traditionally focused on occupational injuries and illnesses, Sorensen said. The initiative aims to identify policies and programs that integrate protection from work-related safety and health hazards with promotion of injury and illness prevention efforts to advance worker well-being.The shift is in response to a growing body of research evidence linking work environment and health outcomes. For example, stressful conditions at work such as long hours and little supervisor support have been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease and depression, and shift work with increased risk of sleep disorders, obesity, and injury. These factors in turn contribute to increased absences and turnover—and increased costs for employers.last_img read more

Top football recruit dies in fall

first_imgIrish football coach Brian Kelly said his program was “in a state of disbelief and incredible sadness” following the tragic death of top recruit Matt James, who fell from a fifth-floor hotel balcony and died while on Spring Break in Panama City Beach, Fla., on Friday.Police said James, 17, was “drunk” at the time of the fall, which occurred around 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Days Inn Motel in Panama City Beach. An autopsy showed James died of brain injuries. He was vacationing with six parents and 40 fellow students from St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, police said.“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Matt James in this most trying of times,” Kelly said in a statement Saturday. “On a personal level, I got to know Matt quite well over the past few years, and he was a wonderful young man from a great family. Matt was an extremely talented person who was very bright and possessed a great dry sense of humor. He could not wait to join the Notre Dame family.”Visitation will be held at St. Xavier High School on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m., and a funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Xavier Church in downtown Cincinnati, according to a Tuesday press release from the high school.“We are united in our grief over Matt,” St. Xavier president Fr. Tim Howe said in the release. “Our community is strong, and I know that the strength we receive from our faith in Jesus’ resurrection will help us get through this difficult time. Our love and prayers are for Matt and his family as we accompany them in the coming days of shared mourning.”James, a 6-foot-6, 290-pound offensive tackle, was set to enroll in the fall as Kelly’s first major recruit at Notre Dame. The All-American chose the Irish on National Signing Day over Ohio State and Cincinnati.“We would like to thank everyone for their prayers and support during this tragic time, particularly the family at St. X,” James’ parents, Jerry and Peggy, said in a statement Saturday. “Matt was a very special young man, and it is gratifying to us that you all could see that as well. We are touched by this outpouring of love.”James’ high school classmate and quarterback, Luke Massa, is an Irish commit and was also on the Spring Break trip, according to the Associated Press.“This is just such a tragedy because he was just a wonderful, wonderful kid,” Massa’s mother, Mary, told the AP. “It’s heartbreaking.”last_img read more