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Two New NLM Traveling Exhibitions

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The National Library of Medicine Exhibition Program is offering two new traveling banner exhibitions to libraries and community centers to borrow for six week bookings.

A Voyage to Health explores the recent revival of the ancient arts of navigation and voyaging of the people of Hawai’i. The exhibition explores this resurgence and its significance for health, well-being, and self-determination. Unlike our other traveling banner exhibitions, this show does not have an online exhibition to accompany the traveling show. But the story of traditional voyaging will be covered as part of the companion website for the National Library of Medicine’s larger exhibition about Native peoples’ concepts of health and illness, scheduled to open in October 2011. Please visit the A Voyage to Health traveling banner exhibition page for specifications, dates available, and a current tour itinerary.

Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine looks at the men and women who served as surgeons and nurses during the American Civil War and how their service pushed the boundaries of the role of African Americans in society. See the traveling banner exhibition page for specifications, dates available, and the current tour itinerary.

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