Fallout Extended…

Due to popular demand, Fallout: The Mixed Blessing of Radiation & the Public Health has been extended until July 31, 2013. Please visit the historical exhibit that prompted one viewer to say, “I never knew there was so much I didn’t know about x-rays and radiation.”

“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.

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

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