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Every Necessary Care and Attention: George Washington and Medicine

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Painting of George WashingtonEvery Necessary Care and Attention: George Washington and Medicine

George Washington, first president, Revolutionary War general, plantation owner and businessman, and head of household, had many different concerns and responsibilities from running his estate to ensuring the stability of a new nation. Alongside the traditional demands of political life and military leadership, Washington focused considerable attention on the health and safety of his family, staff, slaves, and troops.

Washington’s status and wealth gave him—and his community—special privileges. During his lifetime, with the practice of medicine slowly becoming a licensed profession, he could call on a growing class of experts and new knowledge about the spread and prevention of disease. Even so, Washington encountered the limits of medicine when faced with serious illness.

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Every Necessary Care and Attention:

George Washington and Medicine

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January 21, 2013 - March 02, 2013
Historic Alexandria History Center and Museum Store
Alexandria, VA
National Library of Medicine
Bethesda, MD
March 18, 2013 - April 27, 2013
Historic Alexandria History Center and Museum Store
Alexandria, VA
Howard University - Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library
Washington, DC
May 13, 2013 - June 22, 2013
Emory University - Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library
Atlanta, GA
Des Moines University
Des Moines, IA
July 08, 2013 - August 17, 2013
Virginia Commonwealth University - Tompkins-McCaw Library
Richmond, VA
Louisiana State University Health - Shreveport
Shreveport, LA
September 02, 2013 - October 12, 2013
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Blacksburg, VA
Saint Thomas Health
Nashville, TN
October 28, 2013 - December 07, 2013
Georgia Regents University - Greenblatt Library, Health Sciences Campus
Augusta, GA
Mercer University School of Medicine - Medical Library
Macon, GA
December 23, 2013 - February 01, 2014
Vanderbilt University Medical Center - Eskind Biomedical Library
Nashville, TN
Mercer University School of Medicine - Health Sciences Library
Savannah, GA
February 17, 2014 - March 29, 2014
St. Tammany Parish Library
Covington, LA
Unification Theological Seminary
Barrytown, NY
April 14, 2014 - May 24, 2014
University of Texas - Southwestern Medical Center Library
Dallas, TX
Vermilion Parish Library
Abbeville, LA
June 09, 2014 - July 26, 2014
Not Available
George Washington University - Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library
Washington, DC
August 04, 2014 - September 13, 2014
Not Available
SUNY University at Buffalo - Health Sciences Library
Buffalo, NY
September 29, 2014 - November 08, 2014
Douglas County High School
Castle Rock, CO
West Virginia University - Health Sciences Library
Morgantown, WV
November 24, 2014 - January 02, 2015
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Bethesda, MD
West Virginia University - Charleston Division Library
Charleston, WV
January 07, 2015 - January 14, 2015
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January 19, 2015 - February 28, 2015
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus - Health Sciences Library
Aurora, CO
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences - Medical Library
Tulsa, OK
March 16, 2015 - April 25, 2015
University of Washington - Health Sciences Library
Seattle, WA
University of Arizona - Arizona Health Sciences Library
Tucson, AZ
May 11, 2015 - June 20, 2015
Gundersen Health System
La Crosse , WI
University of Texas - Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX
July 06, 2015 - August 15, 2015
Oakland University - William Beaumont School of Medicine Library
Rochester, MI
University of Kansas School of Medicine - Farha Medical Library
Wichita, KS
August 31, 2015 - October 10, 2015
University of Toledo - Mulford Library
Toledo, OH
University of Central Florida College of Medicine- Ginsburg Health Sciences Library
Orlando, FL
October 26, 2015 - December 05, 2015
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences - Information Resource Center
Concord, NC
University of Louisville - Kornhauser Health Sciences Library
Louisville, KY
December 21, 2015 - January 31, 2016
Regions Hospital Medical Library
St. Paul, MN
Fond du Lac Public Library
Fond du Lac, WI
February 08, 2016 - March 20, 2016
Houston Academy of Medicine - Texas Medical Center Library
Houston, TX
Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives
Durham, NC
April 04, 2016 - May 15, 2016
University of Vermont - Dana Medical Library
Burlington, VT
Ohio State University - Health Sciences Library
Columbus, OH
May 30, 2016 - July 10, 2016
Albert Einstein College of Medicine - D. Samuel Gottesman Library
Bronx, NY
Northport VA Medical Center - Library
Northport, NY
July 25, 2016 - September 04, 2016
University of Virginia - Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
Charlottesville, VA
Nicholls State University
Thibodaux, LA
September 19, 2016 - November 06, 2016
Weill Cornell Medical College - Samuel J. Wood Library
New York, NY
Youngstown State University - Melnick Medical Museum
Youngstown, OH