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Reference Tools for the Health Sciences

Kellogg Research and Reference Service

Have a research question that you need help with?  Contact the Research & Reference Service at the Kellogg Health Sciences Library:

Phone: (902) 494-2482 (Voicemail after hours)
Fax: (902) 494-3750;

Our service is available for drop in help during the following hours:

Mon-Fri 9:00-5:00;
Sat-Sun 1:00-4:00

If your question is more in-depth you may prefer to make an appointment.

For additional assistance and other sources, consult our subject guides, or contact one of our subject specialists.


This Subject Guide provides assistance with many of the most common reference questions we receive at the Kellogg Health Sciences Library.  Each tab provides links to resources that we frequently use to provide answers to quick reference queries in these areas:

"The Hug"


Robert Pope's "The Hug." currently hangs in the entrance of the W. K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library.

Acrylic on canvas, 182.9 x 78.7 cm


Robert Pope (1956-1992) was a gifted artist whose career was cut short by cancer. While his disease was in remission, he completed three remarkable series of paintings. His renowned Illness and Healing collection, showing the cancer experience from the patient's perspective, has been exhibited in 56 cities in Canada, the United States, England and Ireland.

His book Illness and Healing (Kellogg Library call no.: WZ 330 P826i 1991) is distributed to first year students in many Canadian Medical Schools. A set of 33 slides of his work are used as teaching tools in 12 countries. Framed reproductions of his various images are available for purchase.


Permission has been kindly given by the Robert Pope Foundation and the Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine (owner of the acrylic version) to use the image of Robert Pope's painting called "Hug" on our website.

© 2001 All rights reserved - Robert Pope Foundation. Unauthorized downloading or use of these images is prohibited. For permission to use this image see the following link: