We would like to commemorate this International Nurses Day by sharing with you a poem that was written by a San Francisco nurse, Margaret Helen Florine a century ago:
This poem comes from a book, Songs of a Nurse that was published in 1917.
Ms. Florine’s poetry was later advertised in the Pacific Coast Journal of Nursing (volume 15, 1919, p.770).
We created a coloring book featuring illustrations from fifteenth to nineteenth-century rare books housed in the UCSF Archives and Special Collections. Coloring reduces stress, inspires creativity, and it’s just plain fun. You can scroll through a few of the images below and download the entire book for free here. Happy coloring!
We would love to see your finished creations. Tweet your pictures @ucsf_archives and use #ColorOurCollections.
Download the complete UCSF Archives and Special Collections Coloring Book
A heart is a universal symbol of the Valentine’s Day. We would like to share with you a selection of heart illustrations from the UCSF Rare Book Collection.
Diagrams of the heart. Lower, Richard. Richardi Lower … Tractatus de corde : item de motu, colore, & transfusione sanguinis, et de chyli in eum transitu, ut et de venae sectione : his accedit Dissertatio de origine catarrhi .., 1728.
Illustrations of the heart and lungs. Verheyen, Philip. Corporis humani anatomiae, 1710.
Diagram of the heart. Cabrol, Barthelemy. Ontleedingh des menschelycken lichaems, 1633.
Illustrations of the heart and lungs. Vesling, Johann. Syntagma anatomicum, 1666.