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  • January 2018

    Poster showing illustrated book covers
    Graphic Medicine
    Ill-Conceived and Well-Drawn

    Graphic Medicine will explore an increasingly popular, yet little-known literary field that presents personal stories of illness and health through the medium of comics. The exhibition will showcase items from the NLM’s growing collection of graphic memoirs depicting people’s experiences with an array of health issues, including breast cancer, deafness, mental illness, HIV/AIDS, and more.

  • Spring 2018

    An Asian family stands outside a building with a visiting nurse.
    Outside / Inside
    Immigration, Migration, and Health Care in the United States

    Featuring items from the NLM’s Henry Street Photo Album, a collection of images depicting the work of visiting nurses in immigrant communities in the 1930s, Outside / Inside will tell the story of immigrants’ and migrants’ experiences with the U.S. health care system over the past 125 years.

  • Coming Soon

    Portrait of white man
    The Politics of Yellow Fever in Alexander Hamilton’s America

    The Politics of Yellow Fever in Alexander Hamilton’s America will consider how party politics shaped the response to the 1793 epidemic in Philadelphia that killed 15% of residents, and caused the city and state governments to collapse. Using Hamilton’s disagreement with Dr. Benjamin Rush about the public health crisis, the exhibition will raise important questions about the balance of science and ideology in the nation’s response to disease.