A Prescription for Life

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Abstract

Recently I listened to a fascinating presentation called 'The library as Medicine Cabinet: Inventing Bibliotherapy in the Interwar Period' by historian Mary Mahoney from the University of Connecticut. In her presentation Ms Mahoney explored the role of librarians employed in hospitals as therapists in the U.S. in the 1940s and 1950s. These librarian-therapists diagnosed patients' reading requirements and dispensed appropriate reading according to their diagnosis. The librarians consulted with other health professionals, wrote case notes and attended to the symptoms of their patients in the way of other health professionals within the hospital.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-1
Number of pages1
JournalSynergy
Volume13
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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