NLM History of Medicine lecture

You are cordially invited to the next NLM History of Medicine lecture, to be held on Wednesday, 29 May 2013 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., in the Lister Hill Auditorium, National Library of Medicine, Building 38A, Bethesda, MD.

“Ink and Silver: Medicine, Photography, and the Printed Book, 1845-1880”

Stephen J. Greenberg, MSLS, PhD
History of Medicine Division
National Library of Medicine

Medical photography has long attracted the interest of historians and archivists, with the result that there are many significant collections of material both in public and private hands. However, far too often, individual images have been made to stand alone, removed from their original purpose and context, and therefore mysterious to the viewer. This presentation addresses the use of photography in 19th-century printed medical books, both from technological and aesthetic viewpoints, using the vast photographic resources of NLM to highlight milestones in the history of medical photography, and how they were presented to medical professionals and the general public.

All are welcome.

Sign language interpretation is provided. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate may contact Stephen Greenberg at 301-435-4995, e-mail, or the Federal Relay (1-800-877-8339).

Due to current security measures at NIH, off-campus visitors are advised to consult the NLM Visitors and Security website:

Sponsored by:
NLM’s History of Medicine Division
Jeffrey S. Reznick, PhD, Chief

Event contact:
Stephen J. Greenberg, MSLS, PhD
Coordinator of Public Services
History of Medicine Division
National Library of Medicine, NIH