Librarians Recovering Our Professional Memory: Enriching the Past, Present, And Future (Introduction)

Librarians Recovering Our Professional Memory: Enriching the Past, Present, And Future (Introduction)

ORIGINS AND OPPORTUNITIES This focus issue had its genesis in a white paper compiled by an ad hoc committee formed under the aegis of the Medical Library Association History of the Health Sciences Section, a summary of which appeared in the “Comment and Opinion” section of the Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) last […]

Vital Pathways for Hospital Librarians: Present and Future Roles (Report)

Vital Pathways for Hospital Librarians: Present and Future Roles (Report)

INTRODUCTION Rapid changes in health care have presented the health care community with a number of challenges. In 2007, the American College of Healthcare Executives outlined the top ten issues confronting chief executive officers (CEOs) [1]. In 2008, the National Priorities Partnership, a collaborative effort of major national health care organizations, was convened by the […]

A Brief History of Infection Control--Past and Present (Original Articles)

A Brief History of Infection Control–Past and Present (Original Articles)

The scientific study of hospital or nosocomial cross-infection began during the first half of the 18th century, and from that time until the start of the ‘Bacteriological Era’ many of the most notable contributions originated in Scotland. However it was only 100 years later in 1858 that Florence Nightingale promoted the case for hospital reform. […]

Antibiotic-Resistant Gonococci--Past, Present and Future (Original Articles)

Antibiotic-Resistant Gonococci–Past, Present and Future (Original Articles)

Gonorrhoea remains one of the commonest STIs from a global perspective and, left untreated or treated inadequately, may result in serious complications such as epididymo-orchitis and pelvic inflammatory disease and their adverse sequelae. Since the introduction of sulphonamides in the 1930s, the gonococcus has shown itself to be a master of adaptability and has acquired […]

Medical Imaging Past, Present and Future

Medical Imaging Past, Present and Future

This eBook is a review of the history of X-Ray as well as other medical imaging modalities and discussion of emerging technologies in medical imaging. Topics include; The Scientific Pioneers: Rontgen, Tesla, Edison, Organizations and Regulations, Early Failures, Clinical Applications, Radiography and X-Ray, Fluoroscopy, CT, MRI, The Present and Future., Phase Contrast X-Ray, DICOM PACS, […]