Florence G. Strauss-Leonard A. Wisneski Indigenous and Integrative Medicine Collection

The Florence G. Strauss-Leonard A. Wisneski Indigenous and Integrative Medicine Collection consists of thousands of books, and other materials, related to complementary health practices and indigenous therapies from around the world. Often very distinct from and sometimes at odds with conventional Western approaches to medicine, the resources in this special collection provide an opportunity to learn about different healing traditions, philosophies and attitudes toward health and disease.  The Florence G. Strauss-Leonard A. Wisneski Collection is supported by a generous endowment from Henry L. and Joan T.  Strauss and was originally created in memory of  Florence G. Strauss.

Find the collection on the 3rd floor in the Special Collections room.  You can also learn what type of books are in the collection by conducting a search in the library catalogue for a subject word or phrase (e.g., "auricular acupuncture") and limit the Location to the Indigenous..3rd Floor for books on the topic in this collection.

Trustworthy Complementary and Alternative Medicine Information 
For research articles, try searching the AMED database available via Ovid or using CAM and TCM e-books.

The Strauss Committee and the Strauss-Wisneski Lectures
An integral part of the special collection is the Strauss Committee composed of  health practitioners, researchers, educators, and librarians from the UCD-AMC campus, the Auraria campus, and the community.  Members advise the library on collection development and on the Strauss-Wisneski Lectures.

If you are interested in joining the committee or you know someone who would be appropriate, please use this nomination form to submit information.  

The Strauss-Wisneski Lectures is a series of presentations on indigenous and integrative medicine held in the library and open to the public.  See a list of past lectures for a sampling of the type of presentations sponsored by the Lecture series. To be informed of upcoming lectures you can be notified via email by sending a message to lilian.hoffecker@ucdenver.edu.   

If you are interested in presenting a lecture or you know someone who is, please submit information using this lecture recommendation form. 

Lecture Schedule

  • February 20, 2018 noon, with Peggy Sheean, MD, Mindfulness Stress Reduction.  Health Sciences Library, Teaching Labs 1&2.

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Library Location
The Health Sciences Library is located on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora Colorado.  Click here for specific information on the location of the Health Sciences Library.  Click here for information on parking.