Category Archives: Nature

De Revolutionibus

Source: De Revolutionibus

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Uncooked Foods and How to Use Them: A History of the Raw Food Diet

Originally posted on Books, Health and History:
By Danielle Aloia, Special Projects Librarian There are endless diets, ways to prepare foods, and types of foods to eat in the world. One of these is the Raw Food Diet or Raw…

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Prescription for Healthy Aging

Originally posted on Books, Health and History:
By Danielle Aloia, Special Projects Librarian September marks Healthy Aging® Month, a good time to evaluate your health. In the 1899 Good Health article “The Road from Life to Death,” Dr. David Paulson…

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Zen in the City

Buddhists Temples: Eastern States Buddhist Temple New York Buddhist Church Zen Mountain Monastery Gardens: GreenAcre Park Elizabeth Street Garden Central Park Conservatory Garden Six best secret gardens — Gothamist FDR Freedom Park Privately-owned public spaces Museums: Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art … Continue reading

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The Long Road to Medicare

Originally posted on Books, Health and History:
By Danielle Aloia, Special Projects Librarian July 30 marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Medicare. But getting to the signing of the Social Security Amendment of 1965, which created Medicare, was…

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Tuning in to Tuberculosis

Originally posted on Books, Health and History:
By Danielle Aloia, Special Projects Librarian To mark World TB Day, we are going to tune in to the 1950s radio series “For Doctors Only.” Selections from this series and several others produced…

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Tobaccoism: “Rapidity in the Spread of a Disease-Producing Vice”

Originally posted on Books, Health and History:
By Danielle Aloia, Special Projects Librarian The third Thursday of November was designated the Great American Smokeout back in 1976. Since then it has gained national attention and helped precipitate smoke-free policies in…

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Women, Equality, and Justice

Originally posted on Books, Health and History:
By Danielle Aloia, Special Projects Librarian October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, observed a month after the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). VAWA was drafted in 1990 by then-Senator…

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A History of Blood Transfusions

Originally posted on Books, Health and History:
By Danielle Aloia, Special Projects Librarian June 14 is World Blood Donor Day, a date selected to coincide with the birthday of Karl Landsteiner (1868–1943), the father of blood transfusions. Landsteiner discovered the…

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Don’t Get Left Behind in the Wind and Rain

My other blog writing persona! From the NYAM Center for History of Medicine and Public Health. Don’t Get Left Behind in the Wind and Rain.

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