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Historical Methods 2020

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Anonymous Submission (2020)

This photo was submitted by a female Whittier college student who wished to remain anonymous. Not much detail was given, but she clarified that the medications were used for the “management of anxiety. It would be inappropriate to speculate about the type of medication pictured here, but I can tell from personal experience one of them is clearly a sleep aid. She described the medication as “what I take now.” So we can reasonably assume she began taking much of it since quarantine started. The photo was taken on a monday, so despite the empty slots we can reasonably assume this is something this person takes on a daily basis. Perhaps the most revealing detail comes from an offhand comment the student made. The photo was sent with a text that read “Lol I know it looks bad but I’m fine, it’s just what I have to take.”