Home News Exhibitions at the Medical Library

Exhibitions at the Medical Library

May 18, 2017

  New Lives for Old Specimens May 25th-November 3rd, 2017 Cushing Rotunda, Cushing/Whitney Medical Library   Is there any use for old anatomy and pathology specimens, usually consigned to dusty basements for storage or destroyed after a number of years?   In our new exhibition “New Lives for Old Specimens,” the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library features current medical research using historical specimens from Yale’s collections.  Multiple curators drawn from inside... Read More

Apr 21, 2017

Curated by David K. Dupee and Melinda Wang, M.D. Candidates, Class of 2020, Yale School of Medicine, this new exhibit in the hallway, is a collaboration of the Program for Humanities in Medicine and the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library. By virtue of its ubiquity, we all practice moral judgment at some degree long before developing an aptitude for clinical evaluation. Ideas of how a "good" person should look and act, reside within us and subtly impact the way that we perceive those around us.... Read More

Mar 20, 2017

The Cushing Center will be closed for cleaning and exhibit installation on Thursday, March 23 - Friday, March 24. There will be no tours or public access to the center. The Cushing Center will reopen to the public on Saturday, March 25. Sorry for the inconvenience.   

Mar 2, 2017

Friday, April 7 at 12:00 pm, Historical Library Cushing/Whitney Medical Library Come to the Medical Historical Library for a live musical revue of selections from our exhibit “Yale Medicine Goes to War, 1917.” Bring your lunches and enjoy the medically themed ballads and marches inspired by the nation’s entrance into World War I. Songs will be performed by library and development staff members, and doctors from the Medical School. Join us!    

Jan 24, 2017

Calling all singers! The Medical Library is seeking musicians to participate in a Musical Revue of works from our medically themed sheet music collection relating to WWI. Solo opportunities for all voice parts are available. Please contact Katie Hart if you are interested in participating: katherine.hart@yale.edu or 203-785-5352

Jan 18, 2017

Curated by Susan Wheeler, this small exhibit reminds us of the impact of the war on non-combatants and the importance of attending to the emotional needs of soldiers.  The selections advertise relief organizations and services soliciting funds and materials.  World War l posters are well known for their beauty and effectiveness. These posters helped to raise over a hundred million dollars in relief funds and ten million library books.  This exhibition is on view in the hallway from January 25... Read More

Jan 18, 2017

When America entered the First World War in April 1917, Yale University, including the Medical School, leapt into action.  From mobilizing a "first of its kind" Mobile Hospital Unit, No. 39, to research on the effects of chemical warfare, this exhibition explores the many ways that Yale Medical School faculty, researchers, and students contributed to the war effort at home and abroad.  The war diaries of Harvey Cushing, a pioneering neurosurgeon and Sterling Professor of Neurology at the Yale... Read More

Sep 10, 2015

Historical Illustrations of Skin Disease:  Selections from the New Sydenham Society Atlas 1860-1884 The Atlas of Skin Diseases was among the first publications undertaken, in 1859, by the New Sydenham Society.  Time-consuming and costly to produce, it was issued in seventeen parts over a period of twenty-four years.  In this exhibit, Yale dermatologists Jean Bolognia and Irwin Braverman present the celebrated nineteenth century illustrations to a current clinical audience, making a relevant... Read More

Jan 8, 2015

An image from the Teratology exhibit There are 3 upcoming exhibits opening this month in the Rotunda, Hallway, and Foyer, in addition to Harry Potter!  Please join us for an exhibit tour for the Teratology and Prodigies exhibits on Wednesday, January 28th, at noon.   "Teratology: The Science and History of Human Monstrosity," in the Rotunda of the Medical Library Opening Jan. 22 at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library Dates: January 22nd-May 15th, 2015 Curated by Courtney Thompson, doctoral... Read More

Feb 7, 2014

The Perfect Man recently acquired by the Historical Library  on view in the Cushing Rotunda Join us for an exhibit tour of selected acquisitions with curator Susan Wheeler Wednesday, February 19, at 12 noon In 1895, the original bodybuilder Eugen Sandow was proclaimed “the perfect man” by Dudley Sargent (YMS 1878).  In 1827, former slave Belfast Burton was paid tribute by his patients and mentor in a rare broadside testimonial circulated in Philadelphia.  In 1871, J.J. Woodward... Read More