Medical Treasures at Emory

When: April 22, 2013 - March 31, 2014

Where: Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library, 1462 Clifton Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30322

This exhibit features materials from the WHSCL’s historical collections, which include 18th- and 19th-century works on human anatomy, pathology, surgery, midwifery and alternative medical practices. Curated by Dr. Robert Gaynes, the books and items displayed provide a reminder of the days when doctors had a rudimentary understanding of human anatomy, performed surgery without antiseptic and used primitive forms of anesthesia for operations and dental work.

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