Henkel Exhibit Reception

Thank You!

Henkel Family: A Live in Letters

MEC Reception September 5th, 2014

Visitor viewing the Henkel Exhibit during the MEC event reception Daria Amoto and Diane Kearney during Ms. Amato's presentation on Nursing during the Civil War

The MEC Library faculty and staff wants to thank you all for attending the Henkel Exhibit Reception on Friday, September 5th.  We had so much fun sharing this wonderful exhibit with you and we hope you enjoyed the fruit and cake.

A special thanks also to Nursing faculty Daria Amato who gave a wonderful presentation about Civil War nursing.

If you haven’t yet, please visit the Henkel Family: A Life in Letters exhibit located at MEC on the 1st floor in the Foley Forum.  The exhibit will be at MEC until September 19th, after which it will be at the Woodbridge Campus.

Backpack Awareness Day

How Heavy is your Backpack?

Backpack Awareness Day
Backpack Awareness Day

Wednesday, September 10th 10:30-12:00

MEC First Floor

Join the SOTA Club for Backpack Awareness Day.  Find out how much your backpack weights, how to effectively pack your backpack to avoid injury, and how to properly fit your backpack.

Did you know that…

  • Carrying a heavy backpack can cause lower back pain which last through adulthood.
  • In 2010 nearly 28,000 strains, sprains, dislocations, and fractures from backpacks were treated in hospital emergency rooms, physicians’ offices, and clinics.
  • Wearing a backpack incorrectly or that is    too heavy can be contributing risk factors for discomfort, fatigue, muscle soreness, and musculoskeletal pain especially in the lower back.

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.


Flashcards!!

Flashcards!!

Flashcards

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.