Posted: October 9th, 2012 by Pam Rose
Tucked 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; firstname.lastname@example.org) or Keith Mages (829-5737; kcmages buffalo.edu) to RSVP, or for additional information.