Historical Services exhibits items from the collection in the Historical Reading Room. Online representational exhibits are available for some of the past exhibitions. Look for the "view exhibit" link in the exhibit abstracts.
October 1 - November 30, 2008
"Pharamceuticals & Pharmacists: The Evolving Relationship"
Drugs and druggists go hand-in-hand in the mind of the public. By the early 1800s, pharmaceutists were manufacturing ingredients to be compounded into prescriptions. During the late 1900s, large companies came to dominate the production of medicines while pharmacists took on greater responsibility for their proper use. This exhibit explores this historical partnership by looking at how medicine production, regulation, and marketing have changed over time in parallel with the development of the pharmacy profession.
Guest Curated by the American Institute for the History of Pharmacy.
October 12th, 2007 - June 30, 2008
"Skeletons in the Attic, Life in the Atrium: 100 Years of Medical Education at UW-Madison"
"Skeletons in the Attic, Life in the Atrium: 100 Years of Medical Education at UW-Madison" - includes photographs, artifacts, and documents that chronicle the story of the Deans, students, faculty, researchers, events, and buildings that shaped our institution.Vintage photos in the 3rd floor Gallery highlight some of the pivotal classes and moments in the evolution of the school. Most images courtesy of the University of Wisconsin-Archives, the Wisconsin Medial Alumni Association, and the Ebling's Special Collections.
Contact Micaela Sullivan-Fowler at msullivan at library.wisc.edu or (608) 262-2402 for details.
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
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
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.
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.
Questions or suggestions? Contact Micaela Sullivan-Fowler