‘Green Light’ TBT

‘Green Light’ TBT

Read to learn more about the number-one best selling book of 1935, which depicts a botched surgery, a disgraced doctor, and a journey back to happiness …

10-Year-Old Author Writes Book to Support Premature Babies

10-Year-Old Author Writes Book to Support Premature Babies

Ten-year-old Boston McClarty is unlike most children in more ways than one: not only did he survive his own premature birth, but he also went onto self-publish a children’s picture book to support babies in the NICU (Newborn Intensive Care Unit). His twin brother, Declan, was not so lucky. After his brother’s death in infancy and his parents’ pain, Boston decided to write a children’s picture book for all the struggling families of the NICU.   Be sure to tune in at 5:30 tonight on @newschannelnine to hear about how Boston (the baby) 10 years later is a published children’s …

Ancient Book Proves Connection Between Medieval Irish Doctors and Islamic Culture through Missing Binder

Ancient Book Proves Connection Between Medieval Irish Doctors and Islamic Culture through Missing Binder

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The Independent reports that an ancient text has revealed a surprising connection between medieval Irish doctors and ancient Persia (now Iran) during an important age of Islamic learning. Professor Pádraig Ó Macháin of University College Cork’s Irish Department discovered that doctors in the 1400s were exploiting medical knowledge from Persia. The famous medical text Canon of Medicine by the Persian physician Ibn Sena (980-1037), also known as Avicenna, was used to train doctors in Ireland during the medieval times.   Image Via Independent.ie   The spine of the book was found to contain an Irish translation based on a Latin translation of Ibn Sena’s work.  …

‘Johns Hopkins University’ Raising Out-Of-Print Books from the Dead

‘Johns Hopkins University’ Raising Out-Of-Print Books from the Dead

In 2016, John’s Hopkins University Press received a $938,000 grant courtesy of The Andrew Mellon Foundation, which allowed them the funds to continue building an Open Access (OA) platform for monographs in humanities and social sciences.    This was all part of MUSE Open, a non-profit organization aimed at making scholarly texts, journals, articles, and more readily accessible. The organization was founded in 1995 and, in the past twenty-three years, has teamed up with nearly 300 publishers to make works from all categories available online.   via Project MUSE   This is vital because people who otherwise would not have had the opportunity to read and learn from …