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Photographer: Robert Howlett | Isambard Kingdom Brunel, builder of the Great Eastern | ca. 1857-1858 | George Eastman House, eastmanhouse.org

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Home   K 12 Artstor Student Guide   LibGuides at Artstor

After a laborious summer, we’re thrilled to announce our new K-12 LibGuides! These guides will help students, faculty, and school librarians get started–or become experts–using the Artstor Digital Library. Find them side by side with the higher education LibGuides at artstor.libguides.com. As with all our guides, we encourage you to reuse them!

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 Southworth & Hawes, Early Operation Using Ether for Anesthesia, late spring 1847. Image and original data provided by The J. Paul Getty Museum

Southworth & Hawes, Early Operation Using Ether for Anesthesia, late spring 1847. Image and original data provided by The J. Paul Getty Museum

In 1846, dentist William T. G. Morton assembled a group of doctors in the operating theater at Massachusetts General Hospital, a sky-lit dome located on the hospital’s top floor. As the doctors watched from the dome’s stadium seating, Morton waved a sponge soaked in a mysterious substance called Letheon inches from his patient’s face. The patient quickly lost consciousness and remained completely still as a surgeon removed a tumor from his neck. Upon waking, the patient declared to his astonished audience that he had felt no pain. This surgery marked the first time the effective and safe use of anesthesia was demonstrated publicly, ending centuries of agonizing pain during surgery. It would also quickly spiral into a dramatic controversy surrounding Letheon’s discovery.

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Locked out of Shared Shelf? Nothing to worry about!

Here is where you can find the Forgot your password?  link on our new login page:

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Once there, simply type in your account email and click the RETRIEVE PASSWORD button. You’ll receive an email with instructions on how to reset your password.

For more information, visit our Support site.

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Photographer: Robert Howlett | Isambard Kingdom Brunel, builder of the Great Eastern | ca. 1857-1858 | George Eastman House, eastmanhouse.org

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email-4-newOIV 4.1, the latest version of Artstor’s Offline Image Viewer, is now available for download here.

 

Major features:

  • Launch image viewer icon is fixed, so you can launch the Artstor Digital Library viewer directly from slide or image palette presentations
  • Non-administrative users can now launch OIV without admin permission
  • Slide presentations no longer display slide numbers
  • Additional images on zoomable slides remain clear when zooming into one image on the slide (Java version 1.6 is no longer needed)

Release notes are available on our support site. Need help? Contact us at userservices@artstor.org with any questions.

LINKMAN4Some stories we’ve been reading this week:

  • Using ground-penetrating radar, structures from the dark ages have been located, including–possibly–King Arthur’s birthplace?
  • Is a light installation by Dan Flavin still art when the power is off?
  • Bet you didn’t see this coming: How Viennese portraiture of the early 20th century can strengthen our understanding of the relationship between art and science.
  • Can’t get to the Netherlands to celebrate the quincentenary of its native son Hieronymus Bosch? Brush up on your knowledge and explore “The Garden of Earthly Delights” from home!

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