Have ideas for digitization or digital projects using MHL materials? Would you like to meet members of the MHL? Visit us at Studio 7 in the AAHM conference hotel Saturday in Nashville from 8-8:30 a.m.! Bring some breakfast and tell us about your work, or feel free to email our Project Co-ordinator at email@example.com.
From The Carolina Medical Journal (1900).
Melissa Grafe, current co-chair of the MHL Governance Committee and John R. Bumstead Librarian for Medical History at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, participated in two video presentations for the Yale Office of Public Affairs and Communications to commemorate the WWI centennial and the Medical Library’s exhibits on the war.
Check out more MHL resources on World War I here.
From Stanford Allen and Sons, Ltd., The romance of Empire drugs (undated).
A seasonal classic this morning…
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This Friday, we’d like to point you towards an online exhibit on bibliotherapy as used during World War I. This exhibit was created and curated by Mary Mahoney, a Ph.D. Candidate in History at the University of Connecticut. She is currently completing a dissertation on the history of bibliotherapy, or the use of books as medicine.
Most readers can think of a novel that offered some comfort, a poem that presented direction, or even a biography that provided inspiration. The notion that books can heal is as old as reading itself but, during World War I, doctors and librarians joined together to apply reading as a form of therapy.
From V. Mueller & Co., New instruments, apparatus and office equipment : bulletin no. 4 (1911).
In case you missed it, last week we were proud to host five posts from Tom Ewing’s Data in Social Context class at Virginia Tech. Each post was written by a group of students who selected and researched a topic centered on tuberculosis and public health data in the United States around the beginning of the twentieth century. The data they used came from the Medical Heritage Library collections and we were privileged to talk to the students via Skype and be able to work with them on their drafts.
The posts are collected here for ease of reference — we highly recommend all of them! Continue reading
From Jones Quain’s Human anatomy Volume I (1849).