New Book Published by Meliora Press

John Romano and George Engel: Their Lives and Work
By Jules Cohen and Stephanie Brown Clark

John Romano and George Engel: Their Lives and Work is an historical biography of two distinguished physicians who were members of the University of Rochester’s medical school faculty from 1946 until their deaths in the 1990s. The authors here narrate the personal histories of these two figures from their births through their medical education and postgraduate training and their activities as members of the faculties at Harvard and Cincinnati before they came to Rochester.

New Literary Journal Written by Medical Students

Founded in the fall of 2006, Turtlequill is the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry’s Journal of the Literary Arts. The journal provides an outlet through which members of the URMC community can express themselves through writing and, as importantly, provides a medium through which they can share these expressions with others. Turtlequill is student run, organized, and edited entirely by URMC medical students.

Publication consideration in this journal is open to all medical students, graduate students, residents, faculty, and staff of the University of Rochester Medical Center, School of Nursing, or Eastman Dental School. Submissions may be emailed to

Subscriptions are available for $10. This fee covers two issues, and the expense of mailing.

Turtlequill's publication is made possible through grants from the Division of Medical Humanities and the University of Rochester Interdisciplinary Cluster for Human Values in Healthcare. We would also like to thank the Medical School Interclass Senate, the Class of 2008, and the gracious donations of Dr. Robert Caldwell and Dr. Frank Edwards.

Literature, Arts and Medicine

The Literature, Arts and Medicine Database is an online bibliography of literary works, visual art and film relevant to medicine and medical education.

Medical History

Images from the History of Medicine is a database which provides access to the nearly 60,000 images in the prints and photograph collection of the History of Medicine Division (HMD) of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). The collection includes portraits, pictures of institutions, caricatures, genre scenes, and graphic art in a variety of media, illustrating the social and historical aspects of medicine.

History of the Health Sciences World Wide Web Links is a gateway into a wealth of internet links including such organizations as the American Association for the History of Medicine, a section on the history of diseases, and important figures in health from Galen to Jonas Salk.

Public Health and Social Justice

Public Health and Social Justice website contains articles, slide shows, syllabi, and other documents relevant to topics in public health and social justice. References for most of the information contained in the slide shows can be found in the accompanying articles.

This site is aimed at students, educators, and the general public. It grew out of recognition that medical, and even nursing and public health, schools tend to inadequately address the social, economic, environmental, human rights, and cultural contributors to health and disease. Some of the content also focuses on the medical humanities and the history of medicine.

Medical Humanities

Medical Humanities Links and Resources is a website developed at the University of California Irvine School of Medicine and contains links to various Medical Humanities programs in the US, and to databases related to medical humanities.


Bioethics on the Web is available through a new Web site launched by the NIH (National Institute for Health) Office of Extramural Research in collaboration with the NIH Bioethics Interest Group. The site provides links to online courses, curricula and bibliographic resources in numerous areas of bioethics.

Interdisciplinary Clinical Ethics Noon Conferences

Under the Knife Near the End of Life: Contradiction or Congruity
Presented by Carolyn E. Jones, M.D., Associate Professor, Surgery (Thoracic)
Wed, April 1, 2015, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Room K-207 (2-6408)

Medical Humanities and Bioethics Noon Conferences

No noon conference in April.