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Director’s Council of Public Representatives (COPR)

NIH Public Bulletin – May 2010

Want to View (or Book) a Library-Related Exhibition?

Format: Exhibition
Institute: National Library of Medicine (NLM)

To highlight its historical resources and expand its audience, NLM hosts exhibitions designed to appeal to both the interested public and specialists.

Most NLM shows also travel to libraries and other institutions around the nation and have fascinating Web sites. One exhibition, "Against the Odds: Making a Difference in Global Health," looks at the revolution in global health that is taking place around the world. This interactive display on the Bethesda, Maryland, campus of NIH also includes an informative Web site and lesson plans for middle and high school teachers. Traveling versions of NLM exhibitions, provided free of charge to libraries nationwide, explore topics as diverse as African-American surgeons, Charles Darwin, Harry Potter's relationship to medieval science, and America's women physicians. The NLM History of Medicine Division's Exhibition Program coordinates these programs.

Next Steps

You can read about the family of NLM exhibitions, the traveling schedules, and how to apply as a venue at

This page last reviewed on October 19, 2012

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