LAMPHHS

LAMPHHS
Librarians, Archivists, and Museum Professionals in the History of the Health Sciences

formerly ALHHS/MeMA (Archivists and Librarians in the History of the Health Sciences / Medical Museums Association)


Librarians, Archivists, and Museum Professionals in the History of the Health Sciences (LAMPHHS) membership is open to librarians, archivists, and museum professionals with responsibilities for collections and services in the history of the health sciences; antiquarian booksellers; physicians; historians; and others interested in historical health sciences collections.

 

News (31 May 2022)

  • Check your emails for a LAMPHHS-L message to all members from Polina Ilieva (LAPMHHS President 2022-2024) and Keith Mages LAMPHHS Vice President 2022-2024) with a link to the LAMPHHS 2022 Annual Meeting Survey -- Feedback Requested: "Summertime is fast approaching, and we hope all are doing well. Before you head off to the beach, consider taking a moment to reflect upon our 2022 Annual Meeting, held April 20-21 in Saratoga Springs, NY. Whether you attended remotely or in-person, we'd love to hear from you! This year's post-conference survey is open through COB [close of Business] on June 14, 2022 and available here: [link inserted in email]. The survey is anonymous and brief (requiring no more than 10 minutes to complete). Your feedback will help us craft an equally impactful meeting for Ann Arbor 2023. For reference, the 2022 Program is available here: http://iis-exhibits.library.ucla.edu/alhhs/lamphhs2022programinfo.pdf.

 

News (28 April 2022)

 

News (4 April 2022)

  • The Spring 2022 issue of The Watermark is available online. Highlights include:
    • Editor's Message
    • From the President
    • LAMPHHS 2022 Annual Meeting Program
    • Member Profile: Margaret W. (Peggy) Balch (Assistant Professor and Curator, Reynolds-Finley Library, University of Alabama at Birmingham)
    • Member Profile: Meredith Gozo (Rare Book and Manuscripts Librarian for the History of Medicine Section, Miner Library, University of Rochester Medical Center)
    • News of the History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine
    • Repository News
    • Announcements
    • Book Reviews
    • Advertisers

  • See announcements and documents for the LAMPHHS 2022 Annual Meeting in Saratoga Springs, New York; LAMPHHS 2022 Annual Meeting. The Program and Schedule of Events here is the most current version. See also announcements in the Spring issue of The Watermark.

 

News (24 January 2022)

  • The Winter 2022 issue of The Watermark is available online. Highlights include:
    • Editor's Message
    • From the President
    • Correction
    • LAMPHHS 2022 Annual Meeting, Saratoga Springs NY
    • Call for Proposals, LAMPHHS 2022 Program
    • LAMPHHS Recognition Awards 2022
    • LAMPHHS Publication Awards 2022
    • The Watermark seeks new Book Review Editor
    • In Memoriam: Pat Gallagher
    • Member Profile: Stefana Breitwieser (Digital Archivist, Arthur H. Aufses, Jr., MD Archives, Icahn Schol of Medicine at Mount Sinai)
    • Member Profile: Charles (Alex) Welborn (Head Archivist, KUMC Archives, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City KS)
    • News of the History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine
    • Repository News
    • Announcements
    • Book Reviews
    • Advertisers

  • Preparations are underway for the LAMPHHS 2022 Annual Meeting in Saratoga Springs, New York; see announcements at LAMPHHS 2022 Annual Meeting and in the Winter issue of The Watermark.

  • Program proposals for LAMPHHS 2022 are due 4 February 2022. This will be a hybrid conference; please note if you plan to present virtually or in person. You must be a LAMPHHS member to submit a proposal.

  • LAMPHHS Travel Scholarships applications are due 20 February 2022.

  • LAMPHHS Recognition Awards nominations (Lisabeth M. Holloway Award; and Recognition of Merit Award) are due 21 January 2022.

  • LAMPHHS Publication Awards nominations are due 4 March 2022.

 

News (12 October 2021)

  • The Fall 2021 issue of The Watermark is available online. Highlights include:
    • Editor's Message
    • From the President
    • Call for Nominations 2022
    • LAMPHHS Recognition Awards 2022
    • LAMPHHS Publication Awards 2022
    • Member Profile: Joel A. Klein (Molina Curator for the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, The Huntington Library)
    • Member Profile: Diane Wendt (Curator, Division of Medicine and Science, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution)
    • News of the History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine
    • Repository News and Announcements
    • Book Reviews
    • Advertisers

 

News (7 September 2021)

 

News (6 May 2021)

  • In case you missed the interesting, stimulating, and enjoyable LAMPHHS annual meeting this week: Award recipients and changes in Officers now are loaded onto our website. You may need to "refresh" or "reload current page" the Awards or Officers page if the older version is trapped in your cache; or open the link in a new Tab or a new Window.

  • Check out the gallery of Business Meeting attendees under Annual Meeting 2021, as well. And Recipes! will remain available there.

  • When you have time: go and check out The Watermark, v.1 no.1, from October 1976. It reports the inaugural meeting of ALHHS on 12 May 1976 in Galveston, Texas, with a discussion of potential activities for the new society. Bonus points if you identify the one member (of 29 total) at that time who attended this week's meeting of LAMPHHS, 45 years later!

 

News (2 May 2021)

  • LAMPHHS 2021 will be held remotely/online, May 4th and 5th. The Final Program and links to Social Events are available on the LAMPHHS2021 Annual Meeting 2021 page. Zoom link(s) will be posted to the society's members-only google group, LAMPHHS AT google.com, to which all members are subscribed.

  • Recipes contributed for Wednesday, May 5th's Breakfast Social are linked from the Annual Meeting page.

  • The social media hashtag for this year's meeting is #LAMPHHS2021. Join the conversation on Twitter and Facebook!

  • Vote in the election for officers, via the Survey Monkey ballot that was sent out to dues paying members, starting April 20. The election closes on Monday, May 3 at 11:45 pm Eastern time. If you don't see your ballot, look for this Sender in your Spam/Clutter/Junk folder: lamphhs.treasurer@gmail.org via SurveyMonkey.

 

News (24 April 2021)

  • Instructions for LAMPHHS 2021 election of officers were sent to members via email on April 19 from Phoebe Evans Letocha. Members have until May 3rd, 11:45pm Eastern time to vote. If you don't see your ballot, look for this Sender in your Spam/Clutter/Junk folder: lamphhs.treasurer@gmail.org via SurveyMonkey.

  • LAMPHHS 2021 will be held remotely/online, May 4th and 5th. The Final Program now is available on the LAMPHHS2021 Annual Meeting 2021 page. Zoom link(s) will be posted to the society's members-only google group, LAMPHHS AT google.com, to which all members are subscribed.

  • Descriptions of several Social Events (Cocktails and Coloring on Tuesday; Breakfast Social and Lunch/Show & Tell on Wednesday) are available on the LAMPHHS2021 Annual Meeting 2021 page.

  • The annual Steering Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 27, 4:00-6:00pm Eastern time. Committee and Task Force reports are due to Jamie Rees by Monday, April 26 at 12:00pm Eastern time.

 

News (6 April 2021)

  • LAMPHHS 2021 will be held remotely/online, May 4th and 5th. The Program now is available on the LAMPHHS2021 Annual Meeting 2021 page. Zoom link(s) will be posted to the society's members-only google group, LAMPHHS AT google.com, to which all members are subscribed.

  • The annual Steering Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 27.

 

News (30 March 2021)

  • The Spring 2021 issue of The Watermark is available online. Highlights include:
    • Editor's Message
    • From the President
    • Introducing the LAMPHHS 2021 Meeting Program
    • Member Profile: Glenda S. Barahona (Reference Archivist, Lillian & Clarence de la Chapelle Medical Archives, New York University Grossman School of Medicine)
    • Member Profile: Dominic William Hall (Curator, Warren Anatomical Museum, Center for the History of Medicine, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard Medical School)
    • News of the History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine
    • News from New York Academy of Medicine, Cener for the History of Medicine & Public Health
    • Repository News and Announcements
    • Book reviews
    • Advertisers

 

News (19 February 2021)

  • LAMPHHS 2021 will be held remotely/online, May 4th and 5th: See details on the Annual Meeting 2021 page. Proposals are due Friday, 26 February 2021.

  • See Awards for calls for nominations and their deadlines, for the Lisabeth M. Holloway Award, Recognition of Merit Award, and Publication Awards.

  • Because the 2021 meeting will be held entirely remotely/online, Travel Scholarships are on hiatus this year.

 

News (30 January 2021)

  • The Winter 2021 issue of The Watermark is available online. Highlights include:
    • Editor's Message
    • From the President
    • Program Committee, LAMPHHS 2021 annual meeting
    • Call for Nominations: Treasurer, Social Media Coordinator, and 2 Members at Large
    • Member Profiles: Stephanie Crumpton and Phoebe Evans Letocha
    • News of the History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine
    • News from the New York Academy of Medicine, Center for the History of Medicine
    • McGill-Wellcome Collaboration on Medieval Medical Manuscripts
    • Repository news and announcements
    • Book reviews
    • Advertisers

  • Call for Proposals, LAMPHHS 2021: See details in The Watermark or on the Annual Meeting 2021 page. Proposals are due Friday, 26 February 2021.

  • The 2021 LAMPHHS New and Renewed Membership Form is available (for membership based on the calendar year 2021). A "Google Docs" online form collects membership data. A PayPal option is available for making payment online; or, checks may be mailed to the Treasurer. If you have questions, contact Phoebe Evans Letocha (ALHHS Treasurer) at: alhhs.treasurer AT gmail.com.

 

News (13 October 2020)

  • The Fall 2020 issue of The Watermark is available online. Highlights include:
    • Editor's Message
    • From the President
    • LAMPHHS 2021 Remote Arrangements Committee
    • Member Profile: Nathalie Wheaton (Archivist, Rush University Medical Center)
    • Greetings from Montreal: The Maude Abbott Medical Museum Hospital Postcard Collection
    • News of the History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine
    • News and announcements from members
    • Book review
    • Advertisers

  • LAMPHHS Annual Meeting 2021 news: "As we move towards the end of 2020, many of us have been wondering what the future holds and whether or not we will be meeting in Madison next year. Well, here is an update... You have likely heard, via e-mail or the LAMPHHS Facebook notice, that the American Association for the History of Medicine (AAHM) will be organizing a remote meeting for May of 2021. Micaela Sullivan-Fowler, who would've been Chair of Local Arrangements and who is now the Chair of Remote Arrangements, reports that there will not be a face-to-face meeting in Madison. On September 25th, the LAMPHHS officers voted to have a remote meeting (as we did in lieu of Ann Arbor this past Spring) and plan to send out a survey of the membership to see what components of a face-to face meeting will be part of a remote meeting, and likely ask for volunteers on a Remote Meeting Committee. Bear with us while we navigate this somewhat new territory. We are aware that the social aspects of LAMPHHS are as dear to you as the program and learning opportunities. We will make 2021 as robust as possible!" -- Jennifer K. Nieves, LAMPHHS President (jks4 AT case.edu) (The Watermark, v.43, no.4, Fall 2020, p.3-4)

  • A word from the LAMPHHS 2021 Remote Arrangements Committee: "We were so hoping to host you in the compelling environs of Madison, Wisconsin, in May of 2021 -- but like our collegial association, the American Association of the History of Medicine (AAHM) our conference will now be remote, participating virtually from our various laptops. As LAMPHHS President, Jennifer Nieves has called for, we need volunteers to serve on the various committees necessary to pull together a successful meeting: Program Committee, Publication Awards Committee, Recognition Committee, and Nominating Committee. As in past years, the Local Arrangements Committee (now Remote Arrangements) and the Program committee will work closely to design the meeting. In addition, we hope to create a small subcommittee of the Program Committee to coordinate the technical logistics of the virtual meeting. I will be overseeing the Remote Arrangements Committee and hope to have some sort of Madison-centric social 'gathering' across the air waves. Please respond to Jennifer or me with your interest. Thank you!" -- Micaela Sullivan-Fowler, LAMPHHS 2021 Remote Arrangements Chair (micaela.sullivan-fowler AT wisc.edu) (The Watermark, v.43, no. 4, Fall 2020, p.4-5)

 

News (9 July 2020)

  • The Summer 2020 issue of The Watermark is available online. Highlights include:
    • Editor's Message
    • From the President
    • Screenshots and minutes from the annual meeting, 7 May 2020
    • LAMPHHS Financial Report 2019-2020
    • In Memoriam: Linda Lohr, 1949-2020
    • Member profile: Nicholas Webb
    • Farewell to "MeMA Notes"
    • News of the History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine
    • News and announcements from members
    • Book reviews
    • Advertisers

 

News (7 May 2020)

  • In Memoriam, a tribute to Lucretia McClure (1925-2019), Patsy Gerstner (1933-2020), and Linda Lohr (1948-2020), was prepared and presented by Keith Mages on the opening day of the 2020 annual meeting. It is available for viewing: In Memoriam 2020.

 

News (2 May 2020)

  • Welcome to the interim website for LAMPHHS (pronounced "LAMPS"; formerly ALHHS/MeMA)! A task force has secured but not yet activated the domain name "lamphhs.org" and is selecting a design firm to create a new, more aesthetic website.

  • Please save the date for our LAMPHHS 2020 Annual Meeting, taking place virtually/remotely on May 7th and May 8th in the afternoons (Eastern Time). This virtual conference is FREE and open to all our current, due-paying members. Our Program Committee, chaired by Rachel Ingold, worked with presenters to set up the final schedule. Most presentations will be live; several were pre-recorded. We recognize you all may not be able to attend every session, be we hope many of you can join us as much as you can. The Zoom link(s) will be posted to the society's new listserv, LAMPHHS-L, to which all members are subscribed.

  • Bulletins about decisions leading up to cancelling the on-site annual meeting in Ann Arbor, Michigan are available:

  • The Spring 2020 issue of The Watermark is available online. Highlights include:
    • News of elections and our new name
    • Review of the exhibit Outbreak at the Smithsonian Institution
    • News of repositories
    • Book reviews
    • And more!

 

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