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Megan Rosenbloom

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Megan Curran Rosenbloom is a medical librarian at the Norris Medical Library of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Megan has a keen interest in the history of medicine and rare books. She is Obituary Editor of the Journal of the Medical Library Association and President of the Southern California Society for the History of Medicine. She is actively involved in a number of ways in the Medical Library Association and the Archivists & Librarians in the History of the Health Sciences. Megan Rosenbloom is the co-founder and director of Death Salon, the event arm of The Order of the Good Death, and a leader in the Death Positive movement. She is on a research team called The Anthropodermic Book Project to find the historic and ...more

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“No wonder the public persists in connecting the idea of human skin books with Nazis. It's easier to believe that objects of human skin are made by monsters like Nazis and serial killers, and not the well respected doctors the likes of whom parents want their children to become someday.”
Megan Rosenbloom, Dark Archives: A Librarian's Investigation Into the Science and History of Books Bound in Human Skin

“Anthropodermic bibliopegy had been a specter on the shelves of libraries, museums, and private collections for over a century. Human skin books -mostly made by 19th century doctor bibliophiles - are the only books that are controversial not for the ideas they contain, but for the physical makeup of the object. They repel and fascinate, and their very ordinary appearances mask the horror inherent in their creation.”
Megan Rosenbloom, Dark Archives: A Librarian's Investigation Into the Science and History of Books Bound in Human Skin

“Anthropodermic books tell a complicated and uncomfortable take about the development of clinical medicine and the doctoring class, and the worst of what can come from the collision of acquisitiveness and clinical distancing.”
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Orsolya Thanks for the add, Megan! :)


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