Abram Hoffer Orthomolecular Collection
at the University Library - University of Saskatchewan
by David Bindle and Catherine Boden, curators, with an article by L John Hoffer
An exhibition catalog of books sampled from "The Abram Hoffer Orthomolecular Collection" The books featured are from the well-know psychiatrist's personal library and include topics such as: psychiatry; ortholmolecular medicine or mega-vitamin therapy; treatment of schizophrenia, alcoholism and cancer; criticism of conventional medical practices; nutritional therapy; parapsychology; mental health and well-being; and clinical uses of LSD and other hallucinogens. Dr. Hoffer wrote, or co-wrote many of the books in the display. The exhibition, curated by David Bindle and Catherine Boden, was held at the University Library at the University of Saskatchewan, January to April, 2012.
David's research interest involves Special Collections Librarianship; specifically, in how digital technologies and communication tools are transforming the former methodologies in which libraries can pursue and develop their Special Collections and Archives. As well as developing new collection strategies, David is also involved in making "hidden-collections" discoverable through digitization and publishing initiatives. Combining his interest in photography with his research interests, he continues to publish unique subject specific books as a way of disseminating rare and unique manuscripts and collections.