Princeton University has just opened their latest Art of Science online exhibition. These 45 'artworks' come from the science that is being done by Princeton faculty and students. The theme this year is Energy. If you click on one of the thumbnail images, you see an explanation of what you are looking at and the science behind it. There are also links to previous years' galleries with other themes. Some of these are just beautiful – all of them will make you say "Wow!". http://www.princeton.edu/~artofsci/gallery2010/
Levy Library has extended the hours it is open to accommodate study for Board and other exams that take place over the next month. Starting Sunday, May 16 and continuing through the weekend of June 12th and 13th, the Library will be staying open until 9:50 on Friday and Saturday evenings and opening at 10 AM Sunday mornings.
Levy Library hours during this period are:
Monday – Thursday: 7:45 am – 11:50 pm
Friday: 7:45 am – 9:50 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 9:50 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 11:50 pm
While you're here, don't forget to check out our USMLE / Board Review Study Resources, both online and in print.
Now that the warm weather is here, isn't it nice to get outside? The sun feels warm, the air is fresh, and it just feels good. It should be no surprise that hospitals noticed that all that fresh air and sunshine was good, and took steps to make sure that their patients experienced it. Hospitals were built with large windows and transoms over the doors so air could circulate freely. This was true in the 1800s (see the photo of a ward at Mount Sinai's Lexington Ave. site in 1891) and remains true today. Mount Sinai's current I.M Pei designed hospital building provides sunlight to every patient room, and a sophisticated air handling system for temperature control.
The building that Pei's Guggenheim Pavilion replaced was opened in 1904. The architect, Alfred Brunner, used a much simpler approach to providing patients with environmental healing. His design for the buildings, called Light and Air, provided the usual large windows and cross ventilation, but he also designed porches on the roofs of the buildings that allowed adult patients to be rolled out in their beds for fresh air. (The image shown is from 1936.) Pediatric patients used the roof for barbeques and entertainment.
So, take a lesson from those hospital architects: head outside and get your daily dose of Light and Air.