November 29th, 2006
West Virginia University Libraries recently hosted a day of activities in conjunction with the Changing the Face of Medicine exhibit currently on display in the lobby of the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center.
The day began with a tour of the exhibit by its curator, Manon Parry of the National Library of Medicine. After the tour, Terry Ottosen of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine presented a talk titled “Resources for Consumer Health” in the Erickson Alumni Center.
Exhibit Curator Manon Parry leads the audience through the traveling display.
The Changing the Face of Medicine exhibit, on display through December 8, was created by the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health and the American Library Association. The exhibit introduces visitors to women, from the mid-1800s to today, who faced daunting barriers to practice medicine and who made great advancements in their field.WVU is one of 60 stops on the exhibit’s five-year tour.
Additionally, five other related exhibits are on display at the West Virginia and Regional History Collection, located in Wise Library; the Wise Library lobby; the Health Sciences Library; Evansdale Library; and the Morgantown Public Library.
The exhibit launched October 23 with a keynote address from Dr. Antonio Novello, who served as the nation’s the first Hispanic surgeon general. Novello now serves as state health commissioner for New York.