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Megan Rosenbloom. Photo by Polly Antonia Barrowman.
Megan Curran Rosenbloom is Associate Director for Instruction Services at the Norris Medical Library of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Megan is a medical librarian with a keen interest in the history of medicine and rare books. She is Obituary Editor of the Journal of the Medical Library Association and President of the Southern California Society for the History of Medicine. She is actively involved in a number of ways in the Medical Library Association and the Archivists & Librarians in the History of the Health Sciences (for details, consult CV).
Megan Rosenbloom is the co-founder and director of Death Salon, the event arm of The Order of the Good Death, and a leader in the Death Positive movement. She is on a research team out to find the historic and scientific truths behind the world’s alleged books bound in human skin, or anthropodermic bibliopegy, and has a forthcoming non-fiction book about the history and ethical implications of this practice, titled Dark Archives: A Librarian’s Investigation into the Science and History of Books Bound in Human Skin.  In a former life she was a journalist in Philadelphia and continues to write for both academic and non-academic publications.