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Opening Doors Exhibit Celebrates Achievements of African American Surgeons

Opening DoorsThe Falk Library is hosting the traveling exhibit “Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Surgeons” from November 1, 2009–January 28, 2010.  This exhibit tells the stories of four pioneering African American surgeons and educators who exemplify excellence in their fields.  Through contemporary and historical images, the exhibition takes the visitor on a journey through the lives and achievements of these academic surgeons, and provides a glimpse into the stories of those that came before them and those that continue the tradition today.  It was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture.  Stop by the Falk Library and celebrate the contributions of African American academic surgeons to medicine and medical education.  The exhibit will be open during regular library hours.

In honor of this exhibit, there will be a public program titled “The African American Surgeon: A Century of Growth” on November 19, 2009, at 6 p.m., in Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 5.  The presenter will be Frederick D. Cason Jr, MD, Surgeon-in-Chief, Louis Stokes Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center and Associate Professor of Surgery, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

This lecture will be followed by a reception in the Falk Library.  All are welcome!

~ Renae Barger

Posted in the 2009 October 2009 Issue