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Hidden Treasures of the South Campus – Walk into History!

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Photo or original entrance Abbott HallTucked among classic ivy-covered  buildings and cutting-edge health sciences research and teaching facilities on the University at Buffalo’s South Campus are several “hidden treasures”, special collections that offer unique perspectives into  the past and present of the health sciences.  Come take an autumnal “walk into history” on October 24th from 4 to 8 p.m. and learn  more about these repositories and their  intriguing resources.

The following collections will be open  to visitors from 4 to 7 p.m.:  George W. Ferry Dental Museum (this collection will only be open from 4 to 6 p.m.) , School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Apothecary and Historical  Exhibits,  Museum of Neuroanatomy  (Brain Museum), and both  the Museum  of Radiology and Medical Physics and the Robert L. Brown  History of the Health Sciences Collection in the Health Sciences Library.

Begin your walk in the lobby of the Health Sciences Library in Abbott Hall on the day of the event, where maps, collection descriptions and the schedule of events will be available.  The map and the collection descriptions may be printed in advance.

After your walk, attend the panel discussion in the Roswell Park Room of the Health Sciences Library from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m.

Dr. Jim Bono, Dr. Michael Rembis and  Dr. David  Herzberg, all from the UB Department of History, will address topics including the importance of the history of medicine for medical humanities, changing trends in the history of psychiatry, and the history of prescription and non-prescription drugs.  The speakers will engage the audience to think about important aspects of medicine, health  care, patients, society, culture, and communication.  Light refreshments  will be served.

Space for the panel discussion is limited!    RSVP’s  will be greatly appreciated.  Contact Linda Lohr  (829-5737; lalohr@buffalo.edu) or Keith Mages (829-5737; kcmages buffalo.edu)  to RSVP, or for additional information.

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