The Center for the History of Medicine
When: Tuesday, October 22, 9am-2pm
Where: Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, 10 Shattuck St, Boston. Fourth floor, room 423.Focus: History of the study and practice of medicine
This edit-a-thon is part of Open Access to Massachusetts History 2013
The Center for the History of Medicine is one of the world’s leading collections in the history of health care and medicine, attracting researchers from around the world to consult its rare books and journals, archives and manuscripts, photographs and prints, and art and artifact collections. The history of medicine plays a critical role in informing contemporary medicine, at the same time that it informs our understanding of the larger society within which medicine is embedded.
The Center oversees the Rare Books and Special Collections of the Countway and also administers the archives of the Harvard Medical School, and the Schools of Dental Medicine and Public Health, and oversees a records management program. In addition, the Center houses an extensive collection of prints and photographs, works of fine art, and medical artifacts, and has responsibility for the collections of the Warren Anatomical Museum (website) and the Archives for Women in Medicine.
|8:45am:||Coffee and check-in|
|9:00am:||Orientation and Wiki training (Adam Hyland)|
|11:30am:||Tour of the Center for the History of Medicine featuring collection highlights, with Jack Eckert, Public Services Librarian|
|1:30pm:||Debriefing and wrap-up|
|2:00pm:||Tour of the Warren Anatomical Museum with Dominic Hall, Curator|
Participants are welcome to attend for as much or as little of the day as they can. Orientation attendance is highly encouraged, particularly for new Wikipedians.
- Building Access: Please check in with Security at the library entrance and follow signage to the the 4th floor, room 423. Directions to the Countway
- WiFi: Wireless internet access will be available
- What to Bring: Attendees should bring their own laptops and power cords. Lunch and beverages will be provided.
- Contact the organizers: If you are interested in participating in this event, please contact the Head, Collections Services
For information and assistance on the day of the event, call the Center's help desk at 617.432.2170
Sign Up and Guest List
Please contact the Head, Collections Services if you would like to participate in this event.
Registered participants are encouraged to introduce themselves here:
- A'Llyn Ettien: Head of Technical Services, Boston University, Alumni Medical Library
- Adam Hyland: Developer, Bocoup LLC
- Merlyn Liberty: Librarian, Dyer Memorial Library
- Jeehae Park: Postdoctoral fellow in Systems Biology Department of HMS
- Joann Schulte, DO, MPH: Editorial Fellow, New England Journal of Medicine
- Richard Rosen: Simmons Graduate School of Library & Information Science visiting student
- Susan Skoog: Student, Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science
- Andy Zimolzak: http://www.mendeley.com/profiles/andrew-zimolzak/
- I am really interested in promoting health content on Wikipedia. I live in NYC - should I attend this? Not sure right now. Who is the Wikipedian organizing this? Please contact me. I could present on Wikipedia and health at this if there were people committed to attending. Blue Rasberry (talk) 18:37, 2 October 2013 (UTC)
- J.B.S. Jackson (1806-1879, first curator of the Warren Anatomical Museum, curator of pathological specimens for the Boston Society for Medical Improvement; View in catalog)
- William Fiske Whitney (1850-1921, anatomist, pathologist, and second curator of the Warren Anatomical Museum; View in catalog)
- Richard M. Hodges (1827-1896, notable surgeon who prepared several anatomical specimens used for 19th century teaching and now on display at the Warren Anatomical Museum)
- Richard P. Strong (1872-1948, first professor of tropical medicine at Harvard; View in catalog )
- Marian Cabot Putnam (born 1893,contributor to the field of child psychiatry; View in catalog )
- Boston Society for Medical Improvement (established 1828)
- Boston Phrenological Society (dedicated to the study of Phrenology, 1832 - circa 1847)
- Harvard Dental Museum
- Warren Anatomical Museum
Electronic and paper files will be provided to participants on the day of the event.
These are just to get you started -- feel free to add to this list.
- GLAM Beginners Guide
- Wikipedia Tutorial
- Starting an Article
- Citation Guide
- Five Pillars of Wikipedia
- Formatting Shortcuts -
Check back here after the event to see what our participants have accomplished!
New articles created
- Harvard Dental Museum
- Richard Hodges (surgeon)
- J.B.S. Jackson
- Medical Heritage Library
- William Fiske Whitney