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History of Medicine

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Banner for Rewriting the Book of Nature: Charles Darwin and the Rise of Evolutionary Theory banner with a portrait of young Charles Darwin.


An exhibition in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin (12 February 1809 - 19 April 1882) and the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species (24 November 1859)

Produced by the History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine and the Office of NIH History

Curators: Paul Theerman & Michael Sappol

Design: Joanna Ebenstein

The following people contributed to the making of this exhibition: Kathleen Amos, Doug Atkins, Roxanne Beatty, Janet Browne, David Cantor, Ba Ba Chang, Rachel-Ray Cleveland, Kathy Cravedi, Amy Donahue, Laurie DuQuette, Sarah Eilers, Elizabeth Fee, Stephen Greenberg, Holly Herro, Adam Hetland, Margaret Kaiser, Sheldon Kotzin, Donald A.B. Lindberg, Michele Lyons, Robert Martensen, Melanie Modlin, Christie Moffatt, Jill Newmark, Michael North, Gregory Pike, Karen Pitts, Shana Potash, Emmett Powell, Amanda Smith, Cheri Smith, Crystal Smith, Sandy Taylor, Patti Tuohy, Anamarie Urrutia, Déshaun Williams

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Last Reviewed: January 25, 2024