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NSU HPD Library's Display of the NLM Traveling Exhibition - The Henkel Physicians: A Family’s Life in Letters

The Henkel Physicians: A Family’s Life in Letters

National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit to be displayed

at the Health Professions Division Library

Monday March 25th – Wednesday May 1, 2013

The Henkel Physicians: A Family’s Life in Letters

 

 The Henkel Physicians: A Family’s Life in Letters : An exhibition developed and produced by the Exhibition Program at the National Library of Medicine will be displayed  in the NSU Health Professions Division Library - Central Aisle between Monday March 25th – Wednesday May 1, 2013

 

Open to the Public - during regular operating hours

 

Several generations of fathers and sons studied medicine after the Henkel family settled in New Market, Virginia in 1790. Over the course of their careers, these physicians ministered to their community, tended to their countrymen on the battlefield, and testified in the nation’s courts of law.  The letters of the Henkel family richly document the daily life of men in medicine in the 19th century and reveal the challenges, rewards and responsibilities of the profession. Covering more than a century of life in the Shenandoah Valley, this exhibition features a selection of writings that cover local events, professional jealousies, the national crisis of the Civil War and the dramatic testimony of the Henkel physicians in a murder trial. Each letter vividly illustrates the writer’s personality and their experiences as physicians. Curated by Jim Labosier

 

Where : NSU Health Professions Division Library - Central Aisle

When : Monday March 25th – Wednesday May 1, 2013

For more information contact :

Todd Puccio : puccio@nsu.nova.edu or ext. 2-3114

 

Photos from the Exhibit

NSU HPD Library - Central Aisle

NSU HPD Library Central Aisle

Atrium oustside the doors                              NSU HPD Administration Lobby

Promo Flyers & Signs                                 Guest Book Table

NSU Main Library - Circulation Desk        NSU Main Library Atrium Lobby

The Henkel Physicians Exhibition - Links

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