UAMS Library and the Society for the History of Medicine and the Health Professions (SHMHP) are pleased to announce that Professor Bill J. Gurley, Ph.D., Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, is the winner of a $1,500 research grant. The grant will allow Dr. Gurley funding for research using the collection of the Historical Research Center in the UAMS Library.
About Dr. Gurley’s Research
While at the Library, Dr. Gurley will continue to transcribe and annotate the medical casebook of Confederate surgeon Henry M. Dye, with the goal of publishing an illustrated version before the end of the Civil War Sesquicentennial. He calls the casebook “extraordinary” due to its 125 hand drawn illustrations and its rarity as a medical record from the Confederate Department of the Trans-Mississippi.
Dr. Gurley will be participating in the Civil War Roundtable of the Delta on August 11, 2014 which is open to the public: http://www.deltaculturalcenter.com/calendar/#.U8a_XUCwJp0
About the UAMS Library Historical Research Center and the SHMHP
The goal of the Historical Research Center is to preserve UAMS history and the history of the health sciences in Arkansas. This is accomplished by the collection and preservation of classics in the health sciences, i.e., the History of Medicine and associated collections; and by collecting and preserving the artifacts and archives of UAMS and Arkansas health.
The Historical Research Center office is located on the second floor, room 2/112. It is open Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00pm. See the Library calendar for holidays.
The SHMHP provides support for the Historical Research Center. Members are committed to preserving the history of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and the history of the health sciences in Arkansas. They support research in the history of the health sciences in Arkansas with this research grant as well as a lecture on the history of the health sciences each Spring, and an annual dinner meeting with speaker is held each Fall for members. If you would like to become a member of SHMHP, fill out the SHMHP online membership form.
If you have an interest in any aspect of the UAMS Library’s Historical Research Center or the SHMHP, contact:
Amanda Saar, Head, Historical Research Center