Library Scares up a Ghoulish Display for Halloween

In observance of the upcoming holiday, the Library has scared up a Halloween-

inspired book display. The diversity of these materials shows how historically and culturally societies have drawn links between magic, folklore, and the medical field.

Books from our collection include:


Murder, Magic, and Medicine

Psychoanalysis and the Occult

Medical Man and the Witch during the Renaissance

CoronerÔÇÖs Journal: Stalking Death in Louisiana

Bats of America

From Witchcraft to World Health

Etruscan Magic & Occult Remedies

The Other World: Spiritualism and Psychical Research in England

The History of Magic

The Discoverie of Witchcraft

andTrick or Treatment: How and When Psychotherapy Fails.


Journal articles highlighted in the display were found via PubMed and can be accessed by LSUHSC students, faculty, and staff:

“Health, Hygiene and Haunted Houses”

“Not Just a Vampire Repellant: The Adverse Effects of Garlic Supplements in Surgery”

“Becoming a Vampire Without Being Bitten: The Narrative Collection-Assimilation Hypothesis”

“Scaring the Monster Away: What Children Know about Managing Fears of Real and Imaginary Monsters”

“Lycanthropy as a Culture-Bound Syndrome: A Case Report and Review of the Literature”


The Library will be open during its normal hours this week, so come by and take a look at the spooky things we’ve found!