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Call for Requests to host National Library of Medicine exhibit, “Politics of Yellow Fever in Alexander Hamilton’s America”

Posted by on August 20th, 2019 Posted in: News from NLM

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has a wonderful program of traveling exhibits that focus on history, literature, health issues and professions. They consist of banners but there is online content as well. The banners allow for programming and collaborating with organizations in your community such as a school, a health clinic, an academic institution, or community organization.

The NLM Exhibition Program has an opportunity to host one of their newer exhibits, “Politics of Yellow Fever in Alexander Hamilton’s America”.

NLM traveling exhibit "Politics of Yellow Fever"

This six-banner traveling exhibition explores how party politics shaped the response to the yellow fever epidemic in 1793 Philadelphia where Philadelphians confronted yellow fever in the absence of an effective cure or consensus about the origins of the disease.  Medical professionals, early political parties, and private citizens seized on the epidemic to advance their respective agendas. As a result, Philadelphia’s sick and dying received medical care informed as much by politics as by the best available science.  Politics of Yellow Fever tells the story of how Philadelphia’s sick, anxious residents responded to yellow fever using an uneasy blend of science and politics.

If you would like to host “Politics of Yellow Fever in Alexander Hamilton’s America”, please complete a Call for Requests Response Form and submit your completed form to: NLMCallForRequestsSubmissions@mail.nlm.nih.gov by September 23, 2019 at 8:59 p.m., PT.

For more information on Exhibitions Connect and Call for Requests, please visit the Exhibitions Connect web page.

Consider subscribing to the MAKING-EXHIBITION-CONNECTIONS  listserv for future official announcements.

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Carolyn Martin is the Outreach and Education Coordinator for the NNLM Region 5. She works with various libraries and community organizations to increase health literacy in their communities.

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