A Note from the Collection: Hypodermic Needles, Syrettes and Ampoules from the World War II Era

Published by Claire Olszewski. With Memorial Day having just passed, I thought it would be a good opportunity to discuss objects I have found within the collection that have been dated between 1930 and 1960, during World War II. While we do not have evidence that the items in our collection were actually used in the … Continue reading A Note from the Collection: Hypodermic Needles, Syrettes and Ampoules from the World War II Era

A Note from the Library: Prominence and Peril as a Royal Court Physician

Published by Sally Monroe. The Thorek Manuscript and Rare Book Collection is home to Melchior Weikard’s Der Philosophische Artz, a book which is perhaps most famous in the medical community for containing the first accurate description of what we now call Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Published in 1790, the Museum’s copy of Der Philosophische Artz happens … Continue reading A Note from the Library: Prominence and Peril as a Royal Court Physician

A Note from the Archive: Stories of and from “the Help”

Published by Tannaz Motevalli. As one of the International Museum of Surgical Science’s Collection Interns, I have been working specifically in archiving documents pertaining to the house history and early College history. I’ve been able to get fascinating glimpses of what this historic mansion once held, from the time it was the home of the … Continue reading A Note from the Archive: Stories of and from “the Help”

Emma Rozanski announced as Summer – Fall 2018 Artist in Residence

Summer – Fall 2018 Artist in Residence Announced Emma Rozanski June – October 2018 The International Museum of Surgical Science is proud to present our Summer-Fall 2018 Artist-in-Residence: Chicago-based filmmaker Emma Rozanski Emma is a moving image artist and filmmaker who recently completed her Master Degree in filmmaking under the mentorship of internationally acclaimed filmmaker … Continue reading Emma Rozanski announced as Summer – Fall 2018 Artist in Residence

A Note from the Collection: The Surgical History of Diabetes

Published by Claire Olszewski. Over the last two and a half months, the Museum has proudly hosted Justus Harris as Artist-in-Residence. At age 14, Harris was diagnosed with Type-1 Diabetes, a condition in which blood sugar is elevated due to the lack of insulin production in the pancreas. Harris’s work highlights the importance of being able … Continue reading A Note from the Collection: The Surgical History of Diabetes

A Note from the Library: Dr. Paulus Pfann’s Mysterious Book of Medical Recipes

Published by Sally Monroe. One of the most exciting things about the Thorek Manuscripts and Rare Books Collection is that it contains no shortage of strange and enigmatic books. One of these unusual texts is, according to the inscription on its spine, Pfann’s Receptbuch.[1] Written in both Latin and German in a beautiful, ornate script and dated … Continue reading A Note from the Library: Dr. Paulus Pfann’s Mysterious Book of Medical Recipes