History of Medicine
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Pick Your Poison
Intoxicating Pleasures & Medical Prescriptions
This traveling banner exhibition explores some factors that have shaped the changing definition of some of our most potent drugs. The show will be available for booking beginning in March 2015.
Penetrating the Secrets of Nature
This traveling banner exhibition examines the enduring power of the Frankenstein story to expose hidden fears about science and technology—both in the original novel and shaped into new forms, such as plays, films, and comics.
Improving Women’s Lives
This project explores the story of the research and activist nurses who were in the vanguard of pushing the larger medical community to identify victims of domestic abuse and to adequately respond to their needs. A special display opens at the National Library of Medicine September 14, 2015 and includes a companion website. A traveling banner exhibition will be available to the public at that time.
For All the People
A Century of Citizen Action in Health Care Reform
This traveling banner exhibition and online project examines the history of ordinary people that have helped shape the changing American health care system. The project is expected to be available the end of 2015.
Military Hospital Life
Military Hospital Life in America during the First World War
This exhibition and website features the National Library of Medicine’s collection of magazines produced by soldiers stationed in military hospitals in the United States during World War I. Over Here explores the work, lives, and recovery of personnel and patients at Army hospitals during and after the war. The exhibition centers on the experiences of the wounded and those stationed at US Army General Hospital No. 3, in Rahway, New Jersey.