Literary Prescriptions

Here is a real prescription form used by bibliotherapists to prescribe books. Notice that a physician could prescribe certain genres over others based on a patient’s needs, and could also restrict certain kinds of books that would be unhealthy for the patient.

G.O. Ireland, M.D. “Bibliotherapy – The Use of Books as a Form of Treatment in a Neuropsychiatric Hospital” Medical Bulletin 5 (1929): 443.

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