Here’s some of what we’ve been reading this week to help ease you into the weekend…
- The Recipes Project blog has a great piece on Teaching with Historic Recipes. Personally, I’d love it if someone could teach me to make the glow-wine from Lewis Feuchtwanger’s Fermented Liquors. If that doesn’t strike your fancy, check out one of our other cooking-related titles.
- Martin GrandJean has some interesting infographics and thoughts on “who follows who” in the Twitter digital humanities community.
- Lindsey FitzHarris continues her “Disturbing Disorders” series with a piece on sirenomelia. (A quick search in our collection brings up eight titles that reference this disorder, including Cesare Taruffi’s Storia della teratologia (1881), the Manual of antenatal pathology and hygiene (1902 and 1905), and Practical podiatry (1918). You can recreate the search by going to the full-text search tool here and entering “sirenomelia.”)
- If you’re building up your reading list for that next trip to the library or bookstore, you can check out the New York Times Bestselling Science Books. There’s history of medicine on there, too, including The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and The Hot Zone.
As always, for more from the Medical Heritage Library, please visit our full collection!