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Landstuhl Regional Medical Center to Coordinate Tour of NLM Traveling Exhibitions

NLM Traveling Banner Exhibitions Will Tour U.S. Military Bases in Germany from 2017 to 2021

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) signed a memorandum of understanding with the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC), a U.S. Army hospital in Landstuhl, Germany, according to which the LRMC will showcase 12 NLM traveling banner exhibitions in its library and coordinate a tour of the exhibitions to U.S. military bases and libraries throughout Germany. This new relationship enables the NLM to expand its traveling exhibition services globally, bring NLM resources to new audiences, and support military personnel and their families abroad. NLM exhibitions will travel to U.S. military bases and libraries in the region from 2017 until 2021. Please visit the NLM Exhibition Program website for itinerary information.

The emergency room entrance at the Ladstuhl Regional Medical Center with an ambulance and uniformed personnel.

Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany
Courtesy Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, U.S. Army

Six freestanding banners make up the Frankenstein traveling exhibition, installed in a library setting.

Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature, a National Library of Medicine traveling banner exhibition
Courtesy National Library of Medicine

The Landstuhl Regional Medical Center is an overseas military hospital operated by the United States Army and the Department of Defense. LRMC is the largest military hospital outside of the United States. It is located near Landstuhl, Germany, and serves as the nearest treatment center for wounded soldiers coming from Iraq and Afghanistan. In addition, it serves military personnel stationed in the European Union as well as their family members.

Since its founding in 1836, the National Library of Medicine has played a pivotal role in translating biomedical research into practice and is a leader in information innovation. As one of the 27 Institutes and Centers at the National Institutes of Health, NLM advances research in biomedical informatics and data science and is the world's largest medical library. Millions of scientists, health professionals and the public use NLM services every day.