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Woodruff Health Sciences Library hosts “From DNA to Beer” Exhibit and Event

Recently, the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library exhibited “From DNA to Beer,” an exhibit by the National Library of Medicine.  The exhibit explored how bacteria, yeasts, and molds can cause sickness and restore health, and it highlighted how scientists have harnessed these microbes to manufacture both new medicines and potent potables.  On February 23, the Health…

Now at the WHSC Library: National Library of Medicine Exhibit “From DNA to Beer”

The Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library will be hosting the traveling exhibit “From DNA to Beer” from the National Library of Medicine in the lower lobby from January 17-February 25, 2017.   This exhibit explores how bacteria, yeasts, and molds can cause sickness and restore health. The exhibit also highlights how scientists have harnessed these microbes…

WHSC Library Exhibit: 100 Years of Nursing at Emory

by Michaela Whatnall Artifacts and archival documents bring an Emory perspective of nursing to life in “To Care for Others: 100 Years of Nursing at Emory.” This exhibit, which opened April 22 at the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library explores Emory’s nursing program through the past century, from its original 1907 graduating class of 10…

New Exhibit: Pictures of Nursing

Pictures of Nursing from the Zwerdling Postcard Collection are now on display at the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library. Nurses and nursing have been the frequent subjects of postcards. Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Postcard Collection examines how these postcard images are informed by cultural values; ideas about women, men, and work; and by attitudes…

Pioneering Emory vascular surgeon is focus of new WHSC Library exhibit

Emory surgeon and professor Daniel C. Elkin, who became a leader in the vascular surgery field in the early- and mid- 20th century, is the subject of an exhibit at the Woodruff Health Sciences Center (WHSC) Library. “Pioneer of Vascular Surgery: Daniel C. Elkin, MD,” which opens April 10, will focus on Elkin’s life and…

March 5th Event Commemorating Anatomist and Physician Andreas Vesalius (1515-1564)

An event commemorating the 500th birthday of anatomist and physician Andreas Vesalius (December 31, 1515 – October 15, 1564) will be held in the Emory University School of Medicine’s Williams Medical Education Building, Lecture Auditorium Room 120, from 12-4:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, 2015.  Detailed program information can be found  here. Co-sponsored by the Woodruff…

“When the Emory Unit Went to War” Exhibit at the WHSC Library

On display through March 2015, the opening reception for the WHSC Library exhibit “When the Emory Unit Went to War” took place on June 13th. In attendance were several relatives of Edward C. Davis, founder of the World War I Emory Unit; also in attendance was Thomas Claiborne Jr., the son of Major T. Sterling…

Open House: When the Emory Unit Went to War

Please join the WHSC Library on Friday, June 13, 2014 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm as we host an open house for the exhibit, “When Emory Went to War.” This exhibit explores Base Hospital 43, a unit comprised of doctors, nurses, and the enlisted hailing from Emory during World War I and World War…

“Medical Treasures at Emory” puts historical books, artifacts on display

A reminder of when doctors had a rudimentary understanding of human anatomy, performed surgery without antiseptic and used primitive forms of anesthesia for operations and dental work. “Medical Treasures,” on display through October 2013, features materials from the WHSC Library’s historical collections, which include 18th- and 19th-century works on human anatomy, pathology, surgery, midwifery and…