Anatomy, Gynecologic Cancer, & Emergency Preparedness

Library Displays for September

MCW Libraries North Display - Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

North Display: Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

It is estimated that 91,730 women will be diagnosed with gynecologic cancers in 2013, and 28,080 will die from these diseases. (Source: American Cancer Society, Inc., Surveillance Research, 2013.) 

To raise awareness and drive education, the Foundation for Women's Cancer promotes September as Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month.

MCW Libraries’ north display case highlights the Libraries’ books and journals that support the diagnosis and treatment of gynecologic cancers.  The display case includes CDC fact sheets on cervical, ovarian, uterine, and vaginal and vulvar cancers.

South Display: National Preparedness MonthNorth Display - National Preparedness Month

"In times of disasters, colleges and universities serve as key emergency management partners to federal, state, local, tribal, territory and private sector organizations. Natural, technological, and health hazards can all affect daily campus operations. Institutions are encouraged to regularly review, update and exercise their emergency plans." -

The Medical College plays key roles in emergency and disaster activities in the area, from organizing conferences to providing education on mass casualty care.  The South display case features additional ways MCW students, faculty, and staff can support preparedness and response efforts.  Importantly, it also features information on how to prepare both yourself and your family for an emergency.  Information in the display comes from a variety of resources, including:

Inside Display: Frank H. Netter, MD - “Medical Michelangelo”

The inside display case in the Todd Wehr Library features Frank H. Netter, MD, one of the foremost medical illustrators of the 20th century and hailed by the New York Times as “The Medical Michelangelo.”  Dr. Netter, who died in 1991, created over 20,000 paintings, mostly for The CIBA (now Netter) Collection of Medical Illustrations but also for Clinical Symposia. The illustrations covered various subdivisions of medical knowledge such as gross anatomy, histology, embryology, physiology, pathology, diagnostic modalities, surgical and therapeutic techniques, and clinical manifestations of a multitude of diseases.  The gross anatomy illustrations form the basis of his Atlas of Human Anatomy, now in its 5th edition and translated into 16 languages.  The atlas continues to be used as a textbook for the Clinical Human Anatomy course at the Medical College of Wisconsin. 

Beginning this academic year, the Discovery Curriculum has provided first year medical students with access to the Netter’s Anatomy Atlas iPad app.  MCW Libraries also provide access to many Netter illustration compilations in print and electronic format.  View the list of Netter's work in MCWCAT, the library online catalog.

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