Rays, Radium and Radiation, Oh My…

Please join us for the Opening of Fallout: The Mixed Blessing of Radiation & the Public Health

Historical Reading Room and 3rd Floor Gallery
Reception: November 1, 2012 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

This historical exhibition runs until April 1, 2013.

“Fallout” is an examination of subjects such as the early use of x-rays in diagnosis & treatment, occupational hazards of working with radiation, the military use of x-rays, the history of tanning, a UW connection with Marie Curie, bomb shelters in the 1960’s, the bombing of Hiroshima & concerns with nuclear accidents like Three-Mile Island, UW’s Departments of Medical Physics & Radiology, shoe fitting fluoroscopes and the like.

The exhibit is supported by artifacts, journals, books, and other ephemera from Ebling’s Rare Books & Special Collections and materials from other campus libraries and UW’s Radiology Department.

“Fallout” was imagined in conjunction with UW’s Go Big Read common reading program, this year’s book is Radioactive by Lauren Redniss.
For a copy of the promotional poster, executed by Amanda Lambert, click here.

Questions about this event? Contact Micaela Sullivan-Fowler for more information at msullivan@library.wisc.edu or 262-2402

The exhibit is open when the library is open.
Monday – Thursday: 7:30 AM – 11:15 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM – 5:45 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:45 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 11:15 PM