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NLM Traveling Exhibits at HSL


Nurses meeting at the Delta Health Center, a community-controlled clinic in Mound Bayou, MS, 1968.
Courtesy Daniel Bernstein/Jack Geiger.


Washington at Mount Vernon, 1797, Nathaniel Currier, 1852.
Courtesy of the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association.


George Washington and Family, Thomas Prichard Rossiter, 1858–1860.
Courtesy Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association.

Every Necessary Care & Attention: George Washington & Medicine

On Exhibit from July 24, 2017 - September 1, 2017


Brigham and Women’s Hospital, an organization on the vanguard of identifying and treating women who were battered, sponsors a neighborhood health fair, 1980.
Courtesy Brigham and Women’s Hospital Archives, Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard University.


Soldiers at Armory Square Hospital, Washington D.C., 1860s.
Courtesy National Library of Medicine.


Henry Peacham, “Sanguis,” Minerva Britanna, 1612. 
Courtesy Folger Shakespeare Library.


Owl and Hoopoe from Historiae Animalium  (Studies on animals), Konrad Gesner, 1551.
Courtesy National Library of Medicine.

Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine

On Exhibit from September 19, 2014 - November 6, 2014


Engraving of a beer vat designed by Louis Pasteur, ca. 1880
Courtesy National Library of Medicine


1903 scene of the operating amphitheater of Freedman’s Hospital.
Courtesy Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University.


The narrator of “The Yellow Wall-Paper,” imprisoned in her room, The New England Magazine, January 1892.
Courtesy National Library of Medicine.