Texas Digital Library Conference System, 2016 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries

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Acute Hyperosomality, Jekyll & Hyde, and Texas Fire Ants--Protocols as Repurposed Learning Tools
Cameron J Kainerstorfer, Jane Scott

Last modified: 2016-03-31


The UT Southwestern Health Sciences Digital Library and Learning Center is digitizing a unique collection of over 2,200 Grand Rounds protocols from the Department of Internal Medicine between 1956 and 2013. These protocols are unexpectedly rich resources for local, regional, state, and national history, containing biographical information, statistical snapshots, and more.

These publicly-available protocols have potential as new tools for learning beyond their original purpose for diverse audience groups. This poster will present some common themes that have been found in the protocols and how they can be utilized in education. In addition to their utility for medical or general history, these protocols include such themes such as wordplay humor, quotations, image (ab)use, and acknowledgements. They offer much to consider for those preparing presentations for an audience, and for students inside the medical field and beyond.


Educational Resources; Medical History; Grand Rounds