Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Book Review: Bleed, Blister, Puke, and Purge

BLEED, BLISTER, PUKE, AND PURGE by J. Marin Younker tells the stories behind early American medicine.
From the 1600s to the 1800s, Younker examines the history of medicine in early American history. Of particular note is the section on the Civil War. This well-researched work of nonfiction effectively weaves in primary source documents including newspaper articles and other materials.
Librarians will find this book popular with students doing reports related to early medicine. Many young people enjoy the macabre. Work with teachers to promote both your fiction and nonfiction works related to medicine to engage history students.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s Book Group on October 25, 2016. ARC courtesy of the publisher.

Technology Review: Color Our Collections

COLOR OUR COLLECTIONS is a promotion that encourages people to get out their pencils, markers, and crayons to color visuals from library and museum collections.
From the Smithsonian to the New York Public Library, institutions are creating and sharing coloring book pages for artists of all ages to use. The Color Our Collection event is a fun way to promote public domain visuals, primary sources and cultural heritage. Held the first week in February, the coloring pages can be accessed year round. The New York Academy of Medicine Library jumpstarted the campaign by sharing science-related pages from it’s digital collections. They maintain a list of participating institutions.
Librarians will find this campaign to be a fun way to promote art, history, and digital collections. Set up a markerspace in the library to share the fun with the entire school.