The Levy Library Welcomes Back Dr. Abraham Jacobi

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After several years of being out of the public eye, the Levy Library has recently found a new home for a bust of Abraham Jacobi, MD (1830-1919), the ‘Father of American Pediatrics.’  The bust was created by Jo Davidson (1883-1952) in 1910 and was presented to The Mount Sinai Hospital by the Medical Staff at an event marking Dr. Jacobi’s 80th birthday and his 50th year on the Medical Staff of the Hospital. The creation of the Abraham Jacobi Library at Mount Sinai was also announced during this celebration.  The Jacobi Library was later merged into the Levy Library, which was established in 1973 to serve the new School of Medicine.  This bust has remained in the Mount Sinai library since that time, but often out of view. A few days ago, the sculpture was placed on the west side of the Library and now Dr. Jacobi is once again a presence at Mount Sinai.

DSM 5

2554Here in the Levy Library’s e-resources department, we’ve been fielding a lot of questions about the availability of the new DSM 5.  Judging from the number of requests we’ve been receiving, psychiatry faculty, housestaff, researchers, and others are anxiously awaiting access to the new edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition as soon as it comes out.  We have some good news and bad news on that topic.  Read more