Special Collections

Julia A. Uihlein Bioethics and Medical Humanities Collection


The Julia A. Uihlein Bioethics and Medical Humanities Collection has greatly expanded the Library holdings in general ethics, bioethics, medical humanities and philosophy. 

The Collection, made possible by a generous gift from Ms. Julia A. Uihlein, MA, covers a broad range of ethical issues in the health sciences, including clinical ethics, real life narratives, general philosophy, resource allocation, genetics, human rights, and other emerging issues.

Items in the Uihlein book collection are classed using the National Library of Medicine (NLM) classification.  The books are shelved by NLM call number and are located throughout the library collections.

The Uihlein Collection also includes several important journal titles in both print and electronic format such as: 
American Journal of Bioethics
Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 
Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics (via BadgerLink)
Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal
Literature and Medicine
   
Resources in the collection can be located via MCWCAT by author, title or subject or by simply selecting "Julia A. Uihlein Bioethics and Medical Humanities Collection" from the main menu of the online catalog. 

The Julia A. Uihlein Bioethics Selection Committee meets annually to review and select resources for this valuable collection.

For more information, please contact the Medical College Libraries, 955-8302 or asklib@mcw.edu.

 

Humanities Collection

The Humanities Collection was established in January 2002 as a collaborative effort between the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Medical Humanities Group and MCW Libraries.  Coverage includes works of fiction, nonfiction, drama, poetry, and short stories. A Recommended Reading List developed by the group was used initially to build the collection.

Then, using the titles suggested by group members, faculty, students and staff, the Medical Humanities Group decided which books to add to the collection.  Funds from a four-year grant (2002-2006) from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation paid for the purchase of the books.

Additional titles continue to be added to the Humanities Collection from a generous annual donation from the David and Julia A. Uihlein Family Foundation, MCW Libraries budget line funding, as well as individual book donations that are determined to fit the scope and character of the collection.

The MCW Medical Humanities Group is a student-run organization committed to the enrichment of academic medicine by reading, reviewing and discussing important works of literature of interest to medicine and beyond.  Richard L. Holloway, PhD, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, is the advisor for the group.

Most of the books are located on shelving in the lounge area to the right as you enter the Todd Wehr Library.  The books are arranged in alphabetical order by author, editor, or compiler.

Books in the Humanities Collection that are classed using the National Library of Medicine (NLM) classification are shelved by NLM call number in the medical book collection.

You may also use the MCW Libraries Catalog (MCWCAT) to find individual books in the Humanities Collection by searching by author or title. A listing of all titles in the collection can be found by clicking on the Humanities Collection link located on the Main Menu of MCWCAT or by searching the title, "Humanities Collection." Browse the list, or use the "Limit This Search" option to limit by words in the author or title.

For more information please contact:

Deborah Ruck, Information Resources Librarian
414-955-8522, asklib@mcw.edu

Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
414-955-8296
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