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Public Health: An Historical Perspective - Spring 2012

Using late 19th and early 20th century materials from the Hartford Medical Society collection, this exhibit covers five categories: occupational health, water and sanitation, communicable disease, substance abuse, and social hygiene. The intent of the exhibit is to show that, while many of today's specific public health problems are different, many of the larger issues remain the same

This exhibit is currently showing in the lobby of the Lyman Maynard Stowe library at UConn Health Center.

Medical Imagery: Artistic Portrayals of Doctors and Surgeons - Fall 2011

This exhibit contains examples of the various ways that physicians and surgeons have been rendered by artists. Images range from idyllic, sentimental, hagiographical and romantic to comical, satirical, and irreverent.

This exhibit is currently showing in the lobby of the Lyman Maynard Stowe library at UConn Health Center.

Library books can't escape Father Time - Spring 2011

This exhibit showed the effects of light, water, dirt, humidity and other factors that take a toll on books. 19th century imprints are especially fragile due to the acids in wood pulp paper. Many of the books in the Hartford Medical Society Historical Library are in need of repair.

HMS Library Subject Guide

This subject guide is a pathfinder to materials from the HMS collection that have been digitized, other digital collections and exhibits, and works of art all relating to the history of medicine.

Homeopathy in the 19th Century - Fall 2010

Homeopathy was seen as a benign alternative to the heroics of traditional medicine or as a useless therapeutic (and a threat to the medical profession), depending your the point of view.

History of Medicine Challenge - Ongoing

Do you know the big names in the history of medicine? Look for the ten plaster bas relief sculptures by Doris Appel in the exhibit case on the stairway going down to the Lyman Maynard Stowe library at the Health Center. Each sculpture has a name and dates. Bring a list of the contributions to medicine of these ten men to the HMS Historical Library, room LSB-016 at the Health Center, Tuesday - Friday, 1-5, and receive a free book about Horace Wells.

Exhibit at the Greater Hartford Academy of Mathematics and Science (GHAMS) - Permanent exhibit

The Greater Hartford Academy of Mathematics and Science hosts four educational panels created by the Hartford Medical Society in 2000. They illustrate four steps in a patient's journey through an illness. The examples illustrating each step are chosen for their major impact on medical practice today.



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