Editors’ Choice: Books as Medicine

Have you ever read a book and felt healed by it? Most readers can think of a novel that offered some comfort, a poem that presented direction, or even a biography that provided inspiration. The notion that books can heal is as old as reading itself but, during World War I, doctors and librarians joined together to apply reading as a form of therapy… This online exhibit is part of an exhibit on World War I and bibliotherapy on display at the Homer D. Babbidge Library at the University of Connecticut.

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