Stephen Jay Gould and Rosamond Wolff Purcell
….The essays and photographs collected here present art and science in conversation, rather than in opposition. As Gould writes in his preface, although the two disciplines may usually communicate in different dialects, when juxtaposed they strikingly reflect upon and enhance one another. Working together, Purcell’s photographs and Gould’s scientific musings speak to us about ourselves and our world in a hybrid language richer than either could command on its own….
Through its unique combination of works and photographs, Crossing Over prompts us to ponder not only the basis of the false dichotomy between art and science, but also the distinction of mind and nature, and of all humanly imposed categories of order. Gould and Purcell’s work convinces the reader that a provocative interplay between art and science is not only possible, but inevitable and necessary as well.
3rd floor Special Collections, Humanities
HUM Q 171 G698c 2000
A new traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine can be seen at the Health Sciences Library. The exhibit is on the First floor as you enter the library.
Healing Herbal Teas
A complete guide to making delicious, healthful beverages
“…Want to customize your own herbal blends? Mars, who is often applauded for her ability to bring together the wisdom of disparate healing traditions, shows you how, offering basic guidelines as well as theories from different cultures and eras. And, as Mars explains, teas are not just for sipping! For treating everything from wounds and rashes to sore muscles, colds and flu, and dandruff, try topical applications of tea.
If you become a true tea aficionado, you’ll want to share your passion by indulging in the high culture of tea: tea parties. These events can be organized to welcome guests, to renew friendships, or to simply celebrate life. Inside, you’ll find ideas for organizing tea parties, as well as Mars’ favorite recipes to serve with teas.”
3rd floor Special Collections, Indigenous
INDIG WB 438 M363h 2006
Story by Philippa Perry
“Ever wanted an insight into counselling? Or wished you could be a ‘fly-on-the-wall’ in a psychotherapy session? Couch Fiction allows you to peep through the keyhole of the therapy room door and, more than that, read the minds of the protagonists…
Based on a case study of Pat (our sandal-wearing, cat-loving psychotherapist) and her new client, James (an ambitious barrister with a potentially harmful habit he can’t stop), this graphic novel follows the anxieties, frustrations, mind-wanderings and break-throughs of each, through a year of therapy sessions together. Beautifully illustrated and accompanied by succinct and illuminating footnotes, this book offers a witty and thought-provoking exploration of the therapeutic journey, considering a range of skills, insights and techniques along the way.”
Medical Humanities 3rd floor
WM 420 P464c 2010