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Visible Proofs: Forensic Views of the Body

Visible Proofs: Forensic Views of the Body a new exhibition at the National Library of Medicine, explores the history and science of forensic medicine. Visible Proofs shows how physicians, toxicologists, anthropologists and criminologists have struggled to devise scientific methods that produce reliable knowledge — "visible proofs" that can be used as evidence in inquests and trials. Through the use of objects, graphics, and multimedia presentations, visitors to Visible Proofs will see how changing forensic views of the body, in the laboratory, crime-scene and courts of law — and views of forensic science itself — have changed our world.

Visible Proofs: Forensic Views of the Body opens February 16, 2006. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, or to schedule a guided tour of the exhibition, please contact the exhibition program at 301-594-1947 or NLMExhibition@nlm.nih.gov.

When?      February 16 2006 to February 26 2008

Where?     National Library of Medicine
               National Institutes of Health
               8600 Rockville Pike, Bldg 38
               Bethesda, MD 20894

Contact?   NLMExhibition@nlm.nih.gov or 301-594-1947