By day, I’m Megan Curran Rosenbloom, Associate Director for Collection Resources at the Norris Medical Library of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Basically, I’m a medical librarian and I manage all of our collections with a keen interest in the history of medicine and rare books collections. I’ve served on the editorial board of the Journal of the Medical Library Association, the board of the Archivists & Librarians in the History of the Health Sciences, and the board of the George Dock Society for the History of Medicine. I am actively involved in a number of ways in the Medical Library Association. (If you want the nitty-gritty, you can check out my CV). By night, I’m…yeah…still doing nerdy rare book stuff at night. I’m the director Death Salon, a group of which I am very proud. I am 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. Here’s a USC student film where I talk about my decision to donate my body to science. I knit and shoot photos on occasion.  I’ve also been known to cameo in a music video or two.

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  1. Richard Wagner says:

    Hello Megan,

    Thanks to your Twitter feed, I had the good fortune to discover your site:  Brilliant!  Thank you for all your hard work in this common effort of ours.

    Allow me to take this opportunity to introduce myself and say hello. My name is Richard Wagner.  I’m a psychotherapist and sex therapist here in Seattle. I am the author of the newly published — The Amateur’s Guide To Death and Dying; Enhancing the End of Life. 

    I’ve been working with sick, senior, elder, and dying people, in hospital, hospice and home settings for over 30 years.  I facilitate support groups for care-providers and clinical personnel as well as provide grief counseling for survivors both individually and in groups settings.  I was honored with the prestigious UCSF Chancellor’s Award for Public Service back in 1999 for this very work.

    I design, develop, and produce long and short term in-service training seminars for helping and healing professionals.  And I am the founder of the nonprofit organization, PARADIGM; Enhancing Life Near Death.

    At any rate, I just wanted to say hello and thanks.  Hey, perhaps there’d be an opportunity to collaborate at some point.

    For more information about my new book see:  

    Thanks for taking the time to read this.

    All the best,

    Richard Wagner, M.Div., Ph.D., ACS

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