Rare Mongolian Astrology Book Highlighted

December 16, 2014

Mongolian AstrologyThe National Library of Medicine has announced the release of a new Turning the Pages virtual book on its Web site, via iPad App, and in kiosks onsite at the NLM. The new project features selections from a colorfully illustrated 19th-century manuscript from Mongolia on astrology and divination following Mongolian and Tibetan Buddhist traditions.

This Turning the Pages project includes a selection of 15 images from the over 40 pages in the Mongolian Book of Astrology and Divination, along with a curator’s descriptive text, putting many divine figures and astronomical charts into context for a modern Western audience.

Launched at the NLM in 2001, Turning the Pages represents an ongoing collaboration between research engineers at the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications and curators and historians at the NLM’s History of Medicine Division, to help make the NLM’s rare and unique history of medicine collections widely available to the public.*

*Blog article excerpted from the National Library of Medicine.


Faculty Author's Book Added to NML

December 3, 2014

TraumaTherapyPrinciples of Trauma Therapy, Second Edition: DSM-5 Update (WM 170 B853pa 2015), has been added to Norris Library’s book collection. Written by John N. Briere, PhD and Catherine Scott, MD, both Clinical Faculty at the Keck School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry & the Behavioral Sciences, this new edition has been “Thoroughly updated with DSM-5 content throughout [and] is both comprehensive in scope and highly practical in application. This popular text provides a creative synthesis of cognitive-behavioral, relational, affect regulation, mindfulness, and psychopharmacologic approaches to the “real world” treatment of acute and chronic posttraumatic states. Grounded in empirically-supported trauma treatment techniques and adapted to the complexities of actual clinical practice, this book is a hands-on resource for front-line clinicians, those in private practice, and graduate students of public mental health.”*

* Blog article adapted from Amazon’s product description.