Fatal Beauty: The 2023 HSHSL Calendar

Back by popular demand, the HSHSL is pleased to announce that a select number of the 2023 HSHSL Calendar, Fatal Beauty, are available for purchase. The calendar is a fantastic gift for even the most difficult recipient and at only $12, will sell out fast! Calendars can be picked up at the HSHSL’s 1st-floor Information Services Desk or shipped for an additional $6.25.

This year’s calendar was inspired by the Fatal Beauty exhibit installed in the Weise Gallery this past summer. The calendar features a selection of stunning botanical plates from volumes in the HSHSL’s Historical Collections Pharmacy Collection.

For centuries, plants have been used to treat a variety of ailments. Fatal Beauty showcases botanicals that if used improperly can be deadly. Each month features a different fatal beauty with information on its toxicity and pharmaceutical uses.

The HSHSL is appreciative of the help of Dr. Mordecai “Mordy” Blaustein, Professor Emeritus and Past-Chair of the UMSOM Department of Physiology, in the planning and research for the calendar.  Dr. Blaustein is a huge supporter of the library and was initially responsible for suggesting the Fatal Beauty theme.

Questions? Contact Information Services at 410-706-7995 or hshsl@umaryland.edu.

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