All posts by Julia Dandy

Book Display: National Cancer Prevention Month

February is National Cancer Prevention Month. It’s an opportunity to spread the word and take action in order to live better, healthier, and happier lives. This initiative aims to raise awareness about cancer and spread awareness about the importance of early detection, which is paramount to its prevention. Cancer…

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World Aids Day 1 Dec 2023

World AIDS Day is a global movement to unite people in the fight against HIV and AIDS. In the UK, more than 105,000 people are living with HIV. Globally, an estimated 38 million people live with the virus. More than 35 million people have died of HIV or AIDS…

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Green Libraries Week – Recycling

“Recycling cuts carbon dioxide emissions by 700 million tonnes a year. Recycling is one of the solutions to combat climate change. Recycling reduces the need to use new natural resources, including the fossil fuels that are used to make most plastics. For every tonne of paper recycled, for example…

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Green Libraries Week – Water Sustainability

Water is at the core of sustainable development and is critical for socio-economic development, healthy ecosystems and for human survival itself. Its judicious management is a prerequisite for sustainable development.

In the last 15 years, consumption of bottled water has doubled. Along with an increase in consumption of…

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World Population Day 11th July 2023

World Population Day is all about raising awareness of controlling the population and serves to highlight the growing problems that come with a growing global population. World Population Day was established by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989. It was inspired by the public interest…

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Red Cross Week 8-14 May 2023

The Red Cross is part of the world’s largest humanitarian network, with Red Cross and Crescent teams working in 192 countries. Using combined resources they respond together in the event of disasters and emergencies. Red Cross Week ties in with World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day. This is…

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The Philosophy of Health by Southwood Smith M.D. : Historical Collection

Dr. Southwood Smith was a great Victorian health reformer who became Minister for Health. “He was born in Mortock, in Somersetshire, began training to become a minister but his grant was withdrawn on the grounds that he was “entertaining opinions widely different from us on most of the doctrines we…

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A History of Epidemic Pestilences; from the earliest ages 1495 years before the birth of our Saviour to 1848 by Edward Bascombe M.D. : Historical Collection

Bascombe’s ‘A History of Epidemic Pestilences from the earliest ages 1495 years before the birth of our Saviour to 1848’, is a historical account of diseases around the world. Since there was no concept of germ theory, no one understood the cause of these outbreaks or how they spread…

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The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex by Charles Darwin: Historical Collection

The work is divided into two parts. Part One marshals behavioral and morphological evidence to argue that humans evolved from other animals. Darwin shows that human mental and emotional capacities, far from making human beings unique, are evidence of an animal origin and evolutionary development. Part Two is an extended…

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The Elements of Vital Statistics by A. Newsholme: Historical Collection

First published in 1889, this book provides a guide to vital statistics applied to the life-history of communities and nations in relation to medical problems. Chapters cover a wide variety of categories including population, births and deaths, sickness, occupation and mortality, and mortality from special diseases.

Newsholme lived through…

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