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Visit to the Pharmacist

About Jerry and Jimmy and the Pharmacist
Thompson, Lehmann, and Helfand
1964

Submitter: No better way to spend the day when you were a kid than getting a tour of the pharmacy by the pharmacist.  Nothing like letting young kids around all those pills and drugs!

Holly: In 1964 you could get away with anything, couldn’t you?  Hey, kids, let’s go to the pharmacy!  These are Mr. Smith’s sciatica pills.  These are Mrs. Smith’s insulin needles.  Maybe someday YOU will have a raging infection and need some pills from the pharmacy!  This book is old.  A pharmacist’s job is much more difficult these days, what with insurance plans, Medicare, and Viagra to contend with.  What’s that big red vase-thing on the cover?  Some sort of chemistry experiment beaker?

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Combating Crime

Police: Skill and Science Combat Crime

Colby
1971

Submitter: This is a children’s book from 1971 (back when I was a child) but I am ashamed to admit it was lurking in our adult collection until very recently.  I found it when I was looking for something else.  I particularly love the lady police officers.

Holly: What kind of goofy pay phone is scooter guy using in the first picture (below)?  At least women cops don’t have to wear skirts any more.  That’s quite a fancy type writer the guy in the last picture is using, too.  He has excellent posture!

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I Can Be a Lawyer

I Can Be A Lawyer
Brill
1987

Submitter: Someone actually submitted an ILL request for this book.  I gave it out in hopes that it would not find its way home.  Unfortunately, like the proverbial cat, it came back.  It, and a few of its brethren, were summarily weeded.  You will note that men are lawyers and women are assistants.  If the massive blocks on their desks were not described as being computers, I doubt the children reading the book would know what they were.  It is also good to know that “many lawyers” use computers.

Holly: There seems to be no end to this delightful series.  Career books go out of date so fast!