Category Archives: Digital Collections

Medical Humanities: Building a Community

How do we build community? What makes it possible? The Medical Humanities, operating at the intersection of fields, aims to bring diverse perspectives together. But that isn’t as easy as it sounds. In the mad tumult and breakneck pace at … Continue reading

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MedHum Monday: Stones, Clocks, and Stars at the National Maritime Museum

Happy MedHum Monday! Today’s post is brought to us by Dr. Katy Barrett, Curator of Art, pre-1800 at the Royal Museums, Greenwich, UK. Her piece is a narrative from the current exhibit at the National Maritime Museum, Ships, Clocks, and Stars: … Continue reading

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MedHum Monday: The Medical Heritage Library’s “Never-Ending Work in Progress”

Happy Monday, everyone! Those of us at the Daily Dose send best wishes to those beginning the new school year today — as students, teachers, parents, etc. Amidst the Monday chaos, today’s MedHum Monday post resumes our series of contributions from … Continue reading

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Sunday Sentiments: On the Invention of Writing

SUNDAY SENTIMENTS: food for thought Writing is a technological innovation. It had to be “invented,” and there was a time when it was “new.” Jay David Bolter reminds us that viewing “technology” solely as buttons and wires is a misapplication … Continue reading

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Early Forensics: The Dittrick Museum Blog

Are you interested in the contents of that lovely blue bottle? It is the subject of murder and mayhem in the 19th century–a plague if arsenic poisonings! Forensic science had a long history before CSI and other detective shows made … Continue reading

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Digital Collections Round Table #3

Welcome back to the Daily Dose–and to the third and last round table of our series on Digital Collections! We have been very privileged to host a number of wonderful people over the past few months, such as Medical Heritage … Continue reading

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The Daily Dose Presents: The National Library of Medicine

Welcome back to the Daily Dose! A few weeks ago, we featured the National Library of Medicine on the Dose.  The NLM itself is the world’s largest biomedical library with a collection of over twelve million books, journals, manuscripts, audiovisuals, … Continue reading

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