The Biomedical Library is featuring two displays that highlight Native Hawaiian Health.
“A Voyage to Health” is a traveling display from the National Library of Medicine which focuses on the revival of the ancient arts of navigation and voyaging and the ways in which it can improve Native Hawaiian health. The display consists of six large panels which have been placed in the main entrance of the library. This display will be on loan to the Library until mid-February 2012. Consult the brochure for more information.
A related display, “Native Hawaiian Health: Revisiting Past Traditions,” is located in the display cases in the Biomedical Library breezeway. This display looks at pre- and post-colonial Hawaiian diet trends and health promotion programs (Traditional Hawaiian Diet programs, Hawaiian healing methods, ceremonies like the Makahiki ceremony, and voyaging) that use traditional means to improve Native Hawaiian health. On the middle display case window is a QR code that, when scanned by a smartphone QR code reader, leads to a bibliography about Native Hawaiian Health issues.
Here are more detailed images of each of the three display case panels:
Many thanks to Erik Matwijkow for creating the display, to Heather Smedberg from the Mandeville Special Collections Library for selecting cookbooks and other materials from the American Institute of Wine & Food Culinary Collection, and to Alanna Aiko-Moore for selecting books on voyaging and other topics from the Social Sciences and Humanities Library collection.
Stop by and enjoy these two excellent displays.