History of Medicine
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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.
Medicine on the Move
Health Care for Immigrants and Migrants 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, Medicine on the Move will tell the story of immigrants’ and migrants’ experiences with the U.S. health care system over the past 125 years.
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.