Thursday, March 10, 2011

Historical Medical Zine?

Look what I found! Could this be a medical zine from the 1950's...



...probably not. It's from a legit publisher, so it is more of a chapbook. But it has the look and feel of a well put together zine. It's a subject index and it's pretty neat nonetheless. It list such amazing titles as:

Hare, R. Pop and pestilence. Infectious disease, its origins and conquest. London: Gollancz. 1954.

and

Waksman, S. A. My life with the micobes. New York: Simon & Schuster. 1954.

and

Erlam, H. H. The history of medical librarianship in New Zealand. Librai, 1954, 3, 296-203, bibliog.

It also lists international publications, which meant I could have fun trying to figure out what some of the titles meant. Thankfully the good lord invented Google Translate, turning "Zur Geschichte der Milchzuckergewinnung, besonders in der Schweiz" into "On the history of milk sugar, especially in Switzerland."

Being a student worker is a medical library could be one of the most interesting jobs out there. Now if I can only figure out how to make it to librarian status...

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