NLM History of Medicine Exhibition Program

Dec 1, 2015


The U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) hosts a splendid collection of items in their History of Medicine Division. The NLM has one of the world’s richest collections of historical material related to human health and disease, and their exhibition program is a vital part of that collection.  Any library may host one of the nine traveling exhibits currently available or view one of the 26 online exhibits.

One of the newest digital exhibits is Confronting Violence: Improving Women’s Lives, which commemorates the work of nurses and other activists who confronted domestic violence to improve the lives of women. The online exhibit includes lesson plans and materials for educators and a digital gallery of videos used for the education of medical professionals in support of domestic violence victims.

The only cost to libraries to host a traveling exhibit is for shipping, and exhibits may be booked online through the NLM’s website.  The exhibits are popular, and most have to be reserved two to three years in advance. FAQ’s about the traveling exhibits may be found here; booking may be done here.

Questions may be directed to Jim Honour at or 307/766-6537.

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