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Plague, Pox and Pestilence: How Humans Interpret Disease a McGoogan Sessions Health Sciences History Hour

McGoogan Sessions Health Sciences History Hour: Plague, Pox and Pestilence: How Humans Interpret Disease with Erin

McGoogan Sessions Health Sciences History Hour: Plague, Pox and Pestilence: How Humans Interpret Disease
Date and time: Thursday, March 21, 2024, noon–1 p.m. CDT
Location: Online (Zoom)

Join Erin Torell, rare books librarian, at McGoogan Library, on Thursday, March 21 from noon–1 p.m. CDT to learn how humans describe and understand disease through scientific writings, medical illustration, early graphic medicine, poetry, microscopic slides, and treatments. This session is open to all UNMC, clinical partners (Nebraska Medicine and Children’s Nebraska) and public audiences. Individuals interested in attending must register online via Zoom.

Why should you attend?

  • Get an inside look at some of the library’s rare books that date back hundreds of years
  • Discover how humans understood disease in the past and how that has influenced the present day
  • Expand your health sciences history knowledge

2 comments

  1. Lupe Samano says:

    Sounds like a very interesting topic.

    1. McGoogan Health Sciences Library says:

      Yes, our rare books librarian has previously done some engaging presentations with other books from our collection. We have no doubt this will be just as great.

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