Mark your calendars: a new exhibition comes to Ebling Library for the Health Sciences on November 1.
“Fallout: the Mixed Blessing of Radiation and the Public Health” opens with a reception, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., on November 1 in the library’s Historical Reading Room and 3rd floor gallery space.
From the exhibition website:
“Fallout” is an examination of subjects such as the early use of x-rays in diagnosis and treatment, occupational hazards of working with radiation, the military use of x-rays, the history of tanning, a UW connection with Marie Curie, bomb shelters in the 1960′s, post bombing health concerns of Hiroshima and Three-Mile Island, UW’s Departments of Medical Physics & Radiology, shoe fitting fluoroscopes and the like.
The exhibit is supported by artifacts, journals, books, and other ephemera from Ebling Library’s Rare Books & Special Collections and materials from other campus libraries and UW’s Radiology Department.
“Fallout” was imagined in conjunction with UW’s Go Big Read common reading program and this year’s title: Radioactive by Lauren Redniss.
The exhibition closes April 1, 2013.
Write to Micaela Sullivan-Fowler for more information about this exhibition.