Exhibition Archives

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Skeletons in the Attic,
Life in the Atrium:

100 Years of Medical Education at UW-Madison

A historical exhibit highlighting the Centennial of the School of Medicine and Public Health

October 12th, 2007 - June 30, 2008


Contact Micaela Sullivan-Fowler at:
msullivan at library.wisc.edu
or (608) 262-2402 for details.

With Wisconsin Women exhibition

April 23, 2007 - July 31st, 2007

"With Wisconsin Women: Midwives in the Badger State, Late 1800s to the Present"

This exhibit explores the practice of midwifery in Wisconsin through artifacts, photographs, and literature. Featuring items such as applications for state midwifery licenses from the early 1900s and a La Crosse midwife's hand-written birth log, it compliments the exhibit "Reclaiming Midwives: Stills from All My Babies," on display in Ebling Library's third floor gallery.

Guest Curator: Kala R. Kluender, History of Science student
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A Spoonful of Sugar

December 1, 2006 - February 28, 2007

A Spoonful of Sugar: Medicinal Preparation in the Domestic Sphere

Books and artifacts from the Special Collections of the Ebling and Memorial Libraries and the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy illustrating components of medicinal cookery. Highlights include gathering, preparation and incidents of poisoning as depicted in illustrations and text.

Guest Curator: Meredith Torre, SLIS Graduate Student
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Science Made Clear Exhibition Poster

July 12 - September 29, 2006

Science Made Clear: The Art of Illustration at the Ebling Library

This exhibition, presented to compliment the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Annual Conference, features scientific illustration in rare books from the Ebling Library's collection. Woodcuts, engravings, and lithographs highlight the techniques used to clarify the natural world, and many of the illustrations on view depict the discovery and description of medicine, anatomy, and nature as it flourished in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

view the exhibit bibliography [.doc] bibilography [.pdf]

This Dread Messenger

Spring Semester, 2006

This Dread Messenger: Public Health and Human Crisis in the Age of Cholera

The cholera outbreak of 1832 in England is examined as an early instance of public health administration.

view the exhibit bibliography [.doc] bibilography [.pdf]

Behind the Scenes

June 1-October 1, 2005

Behind the Scenes: Details in the Depiction of Medical Culture, 1500-1800

Enlarged Scans created to highlight the scenes, characters, and
settings in often-overlooked backgrounds in medical book

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Casulties Have Been Very Heavy

January 18-April 15, 2005

Casualties Have Been Very Heavy: Medical Transport
in the Great War, 1914-1918

A story told through stamps, postcards, envelopes, and letters
from the collection of Annette Yonke and Gerald Estes.

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September 1-November 15, 2004

Frankenstein: Creating Life at the
Ebling Library

Books on galvanism, resuscitation, monsters,
and Burking

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Page last updated: June 18, 2012
Questions or suggestions? Contact Micaela Sullivan-Fowler