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    Star Compass Illustration: A Voyage to Health A Voyage to Health

    The Hawaiian Star Compass was developed by C. Nainoa Thompson, Native Hawaiian master navigator, in order to help train a new generation of traditional voyagers. The star compass represents the pilot’s 360 degree view of the ocean horizon. The compass marks the cardinal points, divides the horizon into several directions, and identifies the rising locations of stars—“the basic mental construct for navigation.” The Hawaiian names on the compass reflect the navigator’s mastery of other elements of the environment, such as winds and birds of the region. Select and examine one of the elements marked on the compass. And consider what they reveal about the native Hawaiian perspectives. To learn more about this image, visit the online exhibition A Voyage to Health.

  • Circulation Station

    Circulation Station, 2003: Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America's Women Physicians Changing the Face of Medicine:

    The online exhibition Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America's Women Physicians includes activities designed to appeal to users of all ages. Visit the "Circulation Station," which features a guided journey of a red blood cell through the body, and highlights the work of Helen Brooke Taussig, MD, a doctor who helped infants with a certain type of heart defect.

  • Opthalmoscope

    The Doctor is In, 2003: Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America's Women Physicians Changing the Face of Medicine:

    The online exhibition Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America's Women Physicians includes activities designed to appeal to users of all ages. "The Doctor Is In" explores some of the tools that doctors use, and what they might see and hear during patient examinations. Challenge yourself and test your own observation skills with this activity and learn about the work of Virginia Apgar, MD, a doctor who transformed the way babies are examined at birth.

  • Determine the Risk

    Sickle Cell Anemia, 2003: Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America's Women Physicians Changing the Face of Medicine:

    The online exhibition Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America's Women Physicians includes activities designed to appeal to users of all ages. "Sickle Cell Anemia" encourages players to find out about this hereditary disease that affects the blood, and to determine the risks for passing the condition to the next generation. Players can also learn about the work of Marilyn Hughes Gaston, MD, a doctor who made the study of this disease a focus of her professional life.

  • A Closer Look at Chromosomes

    A Closer Look at Chromosomes, 2003: Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America's Women Physicians Changing the Face of Medicine:

    The online exhibition Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America's Women Physicians includes activities designed to appeal to users of all ages. "A Closer Look at Chromosomes" allows players to zoom in on a cell to learn how cells reproduce. Players can find out about a specific kind of mistake in cell reproduction called translocation, and test their ability to spot chromosomes with this type of error. The activity also looks at the work of Janet Rowley, MD, a doctor who did groundbreaking work on translocation.

  • Who in Global Health, Hint, Solve, Skip

    Who's Who in Global Health, 2008: Against the Odds: Making a Difference in Global Health Against the Odds:

    The online exhibition Against the Odds Making a Difference in Global Health includes activities designed to appeal to users of all ages. Play "Who's Who in Global Health" and assemble files on some of the people featured in the exhibition. Find out about their inspiring stories as they make a difference in global health today.

  • The World of Global Health

    The World of Global Health, 2008: Against the Odds: Making a Difference in Global Health Against the Odds:

    The online exhibition Against the Odds Making a Difference in Global Health includes activities designed to appeal to users of all ages. Explore "The World of Global Health," a collection of three games that use world geography as its subject, and learn about some of the countries featured in the exhibition.