Jun 9, 2011

Galter Health Sciences Library Hosts New Exhibit

CAMA Member News

From CAMA Member, Susan Sacharski, Archivist, Northwestern Memorial Hospital:

The Galter Health Sciences Library of Northwestern University is hosting a new temporary exhibit, Photographing Pediatrics: Northwestern University’s Dispensary and Outpatient Clinics 1900 – 1940.  

The exhibit, which runs from June through September 2011, features clinical photographs of pediatrics patients taken for teaching and research purposes at Northwestern University Medical School. The history of Northwestern University’s dispensaries and outpatient clinics, which provided free and low-cost medical care to thousands of Chicagoans for more than a century, is also presented through documents and artifacts from the Galter Health Sciences Library Special Collections and the Northwestern Memorial Hospital Archives. 

Photographing Pediatrics is the result of the collaborative efforts of: Ron Sims, Galter Health Sciences Special Collections Librarian; Paula Summerly, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; and Susan Sacharski, Archivist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

CAMA members are invited to attend an opening reception Friday, June 17th from 4:30 – 6:00 pm in Dollie’s Corner, Second Level, Galter Health Sciences Library, 303 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. Please RSVP by June 15th to p-summerly@northwestern.edu.

If you can’t attend the reception, please contact Ron Sims (rnsms@northwestern.edu) to make an appointment to see the exhibit this summer. While you’re visiting the Galter Health Sciences Library, be sure to view the current exhibit on the life and career of John Benjamin Murphy, MD, Chicago’s charismatic and pioneering general surgeon. To read more, go to: http://www.galter.northwestern.edu/news/index.cfm/2011/4/7/An-American-Original-John-Benjamin-Murphy-MD

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