U.S. National Institutes of Health



The Exhibition Program at the National Library of Medicine

By creating exhibitions about the social and cultural history of science and medicine, we encourage visitors of all ages to learn more about themselves and their communities. These exhibitions and supportive resources engage diverse audiences and connect visitors to U.S. National Library of Medicine trusted health information resources.

About the Online Exhibition

This Lead is Killing Us: A History of Citizens Fighting Lead Poisoning in Their Communities explores how citizens have confronted lead industries, housing authorities, and elected officials to protect their health against lead poisoning.


  • Patricia Tuohy Head, Exhibition Program
  • Jiwon Kim Exhibition Educator
  • Carrissa Lindmark Pathways Intern
  • Jane Markowitz Traveling Services Coordinator
  • Erika Mills Community Outreach Coordinator
  • Tannaz Motevalli Exhibition Coordinator
  • Jill L. Newmark Exhibition Registrar


  • Richard Mizelle, PhD Guest Curator University of Houston

Education Contributors

  • Ashley Bowen, PhD Science History Institute

Creative Services

  • HealyKohler Design Exhibition Design
  • Link Studio Website Design & Development

Special Acknowledgements

History of Medicine Division

  • Jeffrey Reznick, PhD Chief, History of Medicine Division
  • Kenneth Koyle Deputy Chief
  • Sarah Eilers Historic Audiovisuals
  • Lindsay Franz Library Systems
  • Holly Herro Rare Books and Early Manuscripts
  • Elizabeth Mullen Web Programs
  • Ginny Roth Images and Archives
  • Krista Stracka Rare Books and Early Manuscripts
  • Thu Tran Web Programs
  • Kristi Wright Rare Books and Early Manuscripts

Office of Computer and Communication Systems

  • Wei Ma Chief, Applications Branch
  • Winston Churchill E-Library Support
  • Joe Potvin E-Library Support