The University of Toledo’s Libraries are displaying an exhibit from the National Library of Medicine this semester titled “Every Necessary Care and Attention: George Washington and Medicine.”
“With it’s medical and history connection, we thought visitors on both campuses would find the exhibit to be an engaging point of interest while at the libraries,” said Jodi Jameson, instructor and librarian in the College of Nursing on Health Science Campus.
Featuring six graphic panels, the story of medicine in the early American colonial era is observed through the history of Washington’s family, staff, slaves, troops and his own health.
“Washington had a lot of different responsibilities and wore many hats,” Jameson said. “As a plantation owner, businessman, Revolutionary War general, husband, father and, of course, president, Washington’s life was full of demands. The health and safety of others was of considerable importance to him, which is reflected in the images on display.”
The free, public exhibit will be on display in Mulford Library on Health Science Campus through Friday, Sept. 18. It will then move to Carlson Library on Main Campus, where it can be seen on the second floor from Monday, Sept. 21, through Saturday, Oct. 10.
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