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My time as a Health Sciences Library intern

By July 21, 2022September 16th, 2023No Comments

By Emily Ramirez

A little about myself

Hey my name is Emily Ramirez. I go to Longfellow High School. This year is going to be my last year attending Longfellow, sadly. Also I’m happy that I got the chance to experience Step Up for the first time. Step Up is a program for young people to have a look at what a professional job is like. It’s been a couple years that I have wanted to do Step Up, but due to the pandemic it never happened until this summer. I have a two-year-old daughter named Anna. She is a really goofy girl and really sweet.

My photo journal

This is a photo journal documenting my time as a Health Sciences Library intern. I will be working on a few projects in the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine. Right now, I’m working on looking for interesting artifacts and tamper proof medicine containers for an exhibit. 

This week, I selected two images of bottles from the Wangensteen Historical Library’s artifact collection to share as part of my photo journal. Read more to learn why these caught my attention.

Image #1: Glass baby bottle

I took a picture of this baby bottle because these were the bottles that moms used to use back then. This bottle also was made for babies that had colic. Also, in my opinion, they should bring back glass bottles back due to nowadays there’s a lot of plastic just going around. Also a glass bottle is easier to clean and won’t smell afterwards. Plastic bottles are harder to wash, and if you don’t wash a bottle for 2 days maximum the bottle smells bad even after washing it.

Glass baby bottle

Image #2: Glass bottle

I took a picture of this bottle also. I don’t know if it’s a baby bottle or some other bottle, but it does look interesting. The cap didn’t feel like plastic, and it didn’t sound like it was plastic. This material was a little different, but I can’t really put my finger on it.The cap rotated but it wouldn’t come off.The bottle is made of glass and it only takes up to 4 oz of liquid. Up close, the bottle looks big but in person it is really small.

Glass baby bottle

More next week!

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