Henkel Physicians: A Family’s Life in Letters

Henkel Physicians Exhibit

During the Civil War, hundreds of hospitals were established in cities, towns, farms, and fields throughout both the North and South. Without the knowledge of germ theory or the benefits of antibiotics or antiseptics, tens of thousands of men were treated in these hospitals for war wounds and disease by surgeons, doctors, medical stewards and nurses.

Visit the MEC Library’s exhibit, The Henkel Physicians: A Family’s Life in Letters in the Foley Forum on the first floor to learn more about medicine during the Civil War and throughout the nineteenth century. This exhibit is presented in coordination with the National Library of Medicine.

Location: The MEC’s Foley Forum

Dates:     August 25 –September 19, 2014

Click on the Slideshare presentation below to see a slideshow  of wartime field and pavilion hospitals that were in our area.




We know how much you love flashcards, so we thought we would have some here in the library for  you to use whenever you want!!!  So exciting :)

We just got in a few sets of flashcards and we can’t wait for you to get your hands on them.  They are “in library use only”, so you actually have to come and visit us to use them.  Don’t worry, we are very nice.

Check them out!!!!

  • Rand and Dale’s Pharmacology Flashcards
  • Barron’s Anatomy Flashcards 2nd ed.
  • Kaplan Medical Anatomy Flashcards 2nd ed.
  • Mosby’s Medical Terminology Flashcards 3rd ed.

May Sees the New Arrival of Steven Frets


How new are you to Nova, Steven?

I’m 2 weeks old. Moved all the way from Milwaukee, WI. Go Packers!

What’s your position title?

I’m Library Specialist II here at NOVA MEC.

What’s the first thing you noticed about the campus libraries?

The department’s dedication to providing students with tech resources.

E-reader or physical copy?

Does it have to be an either/or sitiuation? I’m unique in that I took 10 years off between undergrad and graduate school. I do not feel fully cozy in the strict confines of the Y or X generation. There are advantages to both.

OK, favorite authors…?

Got a minute? Ryu Murakami, Dostoyevsky, Forster, Edith Wharton, Isabel Allende, Emerson, Sjon, Zola, Philip Kerr, Suzanne Collins, Chomsky, Stephen King,…I love the classics but ask me about contemporary classics too. Too many…

What advice do you want to give to students?

Be wise in your decision-making. Solid decision-making comes from facts. So there is ALWAYS a need for you to utilize an information professional/librarian.