Woodcut of tooth extraction from title page of Artzney Buchlein (Leipzig, 1530)

Dental Library Special Collections

Penn Dental Medicine is one of the oldest dental schools in the nation. Dr. Thomas W. Evans, a Philadelphia native, who became the dentist to the courts of Europe during France’s Second Empire and confidant of Napoleon III, left his estate in 1897 to create and maintain a dental school that would be “second to none.” Dr. Evans’ collection did not though fund the formation of a dental library that was left to future generations.

Henry Stewart Talks

Henry Stewart Talks is a database of curated lectures and presentations in the biomedical and life sciences by well-known experts in their field. Currently there are over 7,000 lectures ranging in topics from bioinformatics to clinical medicine. A user can view individual lectures, or an entire series on a specialized topic. For example, Dr. Nancy Bonini from the Biology Department has a lecture entitled "Human neurodegenerative disease: insights from Drosophila genetics", which is part of the series The Legacy of Drosophila Genetics. The resource has been popular with students and faculty when reviewing topics that are outside of their expertise or when they need to brush up on a particular topic.