Thursday, February 26, 2015

Infectious diseases and immunization

Stay in the know…

The current exhibit on display at the Harriet K. & Philip Pumerantz Library is providing relevant information on selected infectious diseases with information on prevention and immunizations available. The diseases and topics currently on display are:

            History of immunization
            Measles – Treatment and vaccination
            Meningitis & parasitic meningitis – prevention

Two of WesternU’s veterinary professionals have generously loaned the Pumerantz Library their posters on zoonotic diseases. Professor Malika Kachani, DVM, PhD has provided the Library with two posters on Echinoccus granulos and alumnus Roxanna Khorzad, DVM 2008, a poster on Leishmania sp.

We invite you to take a few minutes to come into the Pumerantz Library to view the displays and read through the Measles in the News binder that is updated as new articles come out.  

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Ex Libris: Medical Bookplate Digital Exhibit

Medical Bookplates from the Collection of Dr.Bert J. Davidson

Have you ever opened an old book to find a label pasted in the front with the slightly Harry Potter-esque “Ex Libris” written on it? Have you then wondered “what devilry is this be-written twixt yon pages?” Now  you can find out a little more about ex libris during the Harriet K. & Philip Pumerantz Library exhibit “Ex Libris: Medical Bookplates from the Collection of Dr. Bert Davidson”. 

For a limited time the library will be displaying a number of medically themed bookplates alongside an electronic exhibit on the library’s digitized collections page. Be sure to visit our digitized collections where you can study the bookplates more closely, check out old yearbooks, read about the history of WesternU in our newspaper clippings collection, or access old course catalogs.

Our other digitized collections can be access at: or through the library website.

If you have any questions about the collection please contact the University Archives at 909-469-8489.