Kurt W. Deuschle, MD and Community Medicine

    The Mount Sinai Archives has recently opened for research the Records of Kurt W. Deuschle, MD, the Chairman of Mount Sinai's Dept. of Community Medicine from 1968-1990.  This collection – almost 33 feet of records spread over 43 boxes – reflects a pioneering career in community medicine that spanned from when he left medical school in 1948 until his death in 2003.  From the impoverished Navajo reservation in Arizona, to rural Kentucky, to an East Harlem suffering the ravages of urban blight, Dr. Deuschle took steps to first understand the people and the communities they lived in, identify the problems facing them, and then work with the communities to find or create the resources to help solve those problems. He did not want his department to provide the medical care that healed episodic cases of illness.  He wanted his faculty to instead bring their intellectual skills to bear on bringing health to the people.

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When Dr. Deuschle (left) arrived in New York in 1968, he had a set of slides created showing the East Harlem neighborhood of the time. Here is one example of those images.

    In East Harlem, they did this by studying what the health status of the community was, by researching the environmental and occupational factors in illness, by looking at the availability of primary care in the neighborhood, and by even helping to raise funds so a group could buy a bus that would take people to their doctors visits. Along with this, the Department taught medical students and graduate physicians the skills they needed to understand that patients are part of broader communities and that health and disease are not only biological events. This work is continued today by Mount Sinai's Department of Preventive Medicine. For more information about the Deuschle Community Medicine papers, please contact the Mount Sinai Archives.

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Gray’s Anatomy, Requisites in Radiology, Requisites in Pediatrics, Rutherford’s Vascular Surgery, and Many More Core Ebooks Are Now in MDConsult

Grays%20AnatomyThe Levy Library is pleased to now offer online access to a number of new core e-books in MDConsult including: Gray's Anatomy, Rutherford's Vascular Surgery, the Requisites in Radiology series, the Requisites in Pediatrics series, several Dermatology texts and more.  

This is the first time the Library has been able to provide sitewide access to Gray's Anatomy.  This classic anatomy text is currently a recommended textbook for Mount Sinai's Gross Anatomy course.  Gray's Anatomy celebrated it's 150th anniversary with the publication of the 40th edition in 2008.  

The Requisites in Radiology series is often considered essential reading for radiologists, and the Requisites in Pediatrics series is well-known to pediatric residents.  Another classic textbook, Rutherford's Vascular Surgery is described as "the most acclaimed, comprehensive reference in it's field."

Smartphone users can use MDConsult's mobile site to access these books from a mobile device.  Read more here

Access MDConsult from the Library's Home page under "Key Journals and Resources" or search for a book title on the Library's Ebooks page

The following new ebooks are now available in our MDConsult subscription:

Rutherford's Vascular Surgery,
Gray's Anatomy,
Cosmetic Dermatology,
Pediatric Dermatology,
General Dermatology,
Dermatologic Surgery,
Infectious Diseases,
AIDS Therapy,
Feigin and Cherry's Textbook of Pediatric Infectious Diseases,
Sande's HIV/ AIDS Medicine: Medical Management of AIDS 2013,
Immigrant Medicine,
Pediatric Infectious Diseases: Requisites,
Pediatric Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine: Requisites,
Pediatric Nephrology and Urology: Requisites,
Pediatric Gastroenterology: Requisites,
Pediatric Endocrinology: Requisites
Pediatric Pulmonology: Requisites,
Adolescent Medicine: Requisites,
Pediatric Cardiology: Requisites,
Pediatric Otolaryngology: Requisites,
Pediatric Radiology: The Requisites,
Gastrointestinal Imaging: The Requisites,
Breast Imaging: The Requisites,
Musculoskeletal Imaging: The Requisites,
Thoracic Radiology: The Requisites,
Ultrasound: The Requisites,
Cardiac Imaging: The Requisites,
Emergency Radiology : The Requisites,
Nuclear Medicine: The Requisites


Improved Citation Export to EndNote and RefWorks

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