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From CAMA Member, Susan Rishworth, Archivist, American College of Surgeons:
ACS to host "Opening Doors: Contemporary African-American Academic Surgeons"
The American College of Surgeons will be hosting a traveling exhibit from June 13th to July 27th from the National Library of Medicine’s History of Medicine Division on the contributions of African-American academic surgeons. One of several traveling exhibits created by the HMD in its mission to educate the public, this exhibit has been traveling around the country for three years, hosted by various academic medical centers, associations and libraries. The exhibit features many Fellows of the College in its exploration of the history of the contributions of African-American surgeons.
The exhibit will be open to the public in the lobby of the headquarters of the American College of Surgeons weekdays, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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Each of four sections of the exhibit features one surgeon of renown. The rest of the panels contain material on the various topics connected with this history, entitled Pioneers, History, Contemporary Pioneers and New Frontiers. Of the four individuals meriting an entire panel in the exhibit, three are Fellows of the College and two are former presidents: Alexa I. Canady, Claude Organ and LaSalle Leffall. Each of the remaining sections then features many more Fellows of the College and their particular claims to fame, one being ACS President L.D. Britt.
These traveling exhibits are part of the educational outreach mission of the National Library of Medicine designed to enhance public and scholarly awareness and appreciation of its collections.
More information about the National Library of Medicine’s traveling exhibits program can be found at <http://nlm.nih.gov/hmd/about/exhibitions/travelingexhibitions.html>