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NLM Announces Special Display on Dr. James B. Herrick and the History of Sickle Cell Anemia, February 8-11, 2011

Tuesday, February 8, through Friday, February 11, the National Library of Medicine, a component of the National Institutes of Health, will host a special display, "The Physician, The Intern, and The Patient: Artifacts from the First Documented Description of Sickle Cell Anemia," in the NLM History of Medicine Reading Room, Building 38, on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The public is invited to visit from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM February 8-10 and from 8:30 AM to noon February 11.

This temporary display will showcase original papers and photographs relating to Dr. James B. Herrick (1861-1954) and the 1910 Herrick case report on sickle cell anemia, the first such documented case in Western medical literature. Also on display will be the original artwork for the 2004 Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Stamp, courtesy of the United States Postal Service. This display was originally presented as part of the November 2010 trans-NIH "James B. Herrick Symposium - Sickle Cell Disease Care and Research: Past, Present, and Future," and with the support of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

For information on visiting the History of Medicine Division, NLM: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/about/visitus.html

For more information on how NLM has showcased the continuing fight against sickle cell disease: http://infocus.nlm.nih.gov/2011/02/nlm-helps-showcase-the-continu.html

For more information on the 2010 trans-NIH James B. Herrick Symposium: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/meetings/James-Herrick-Sicklecell/index.htm   

 

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