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audobon.jpg Audubon's Birds
This exhibition serves as a model for an irregular series of displays from the set of Audubon prints over the next few years.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
March 1 — May 1, 1996
Subjects
Organismal Biology
Art
Exhibition catalog for Between the boards Between the Boards: Collections, Compilations and Curiosities from the John Crerar Collection of Rare Books in the History of Science and Medicine
This exhibition celebrates the surprising discoveries while cataloging over 20,000 volumes from the John Crerar Collection of Rare Books in the History of Science and Medicine. It illustrates the ingenuity of the authors and other compilers, the creative scope of the personal and institutional collectors who brought these items together, the skill of catalogers who described the materials, and the exciting opportunities awaiting researchers.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
March 1 — June 30, 2003
Subjects
History of Science
History of Medicine
History of Print
Lester King Bookplate A Bibliographical Avocation: The Lester King Collection
For the exhibit, Dr. King has chosen books that illustrate his view of the foundations of eighteenth century medical thought. This exhibit affords an opportunity to see these extraordinary books through the eyes of the man who has collected them, owned them, and used them in his own scholarly research.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Oct. 1 — Jan. 1, 1985
Subjects
History of Medicine
Photo of Whitman with His Pigeons Charles Otis Whitman: His Science, His Special Birds, and the Marine Biological Laboratory
Charles Whitman was a pioneer in the study of animal behavior, and one of his main research interests was the passenger pigeon. This exhibit examines Whitman's legacy at the University of Chicago and beyond.
Locations
Crerar Library, 1st Floor
Jan. 6 — March 21, 2014
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Subjects
Organismal Biology
Biological Sciences
Chicago Celebrates Darwin Chicago Celebrates Darwin
The John Crerar Library presents Chicago Celebrates Darwin, an exhibit which revisits the Darwin Centennial Celebration hosted by the University in 1959. We look back at the original letters, pictures, and documents from that conference to get a sense of the atmosphere and the importance of the events, including the effect of Darwin’s theories on the research and popular opinion of the day.
Locations
Crerar Library, 1st Floor
Oct. 19 — March 26, 2010
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Subjects
University of Chicago
Organismal Biology
Biological Sciences
Chicago and Illinois
Ecology & Evolution
Discovering the Beauty and Charm of the Wilderness Discovering the Beauty and Charm of the Wilderness: Chicago Connections to the National Park Service
The National Park Service offers a rich variety of landforms, flora, and fauna that have been the subject of many University of Chicago scientific studies. The parks have also served as inspiration for art, photography and literature. To mark the National Park Service’s 100-year anniversary, we delve into the Library’s archives and rare collections to uncover Chicago connections to the parks.
Locations
The John Crerar Library
Oct. 31 — Dec. 31, 2016
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Subjects
University of Chicago
Environmental Studies
Organismal Biology
American History
Father of the Blood Bank Dr. Bernard Fantus: Father of the Blood Bank
In 1937, Dr. Bernard Fantus (1874-1940) established what is now recognized as the world's first blood bank when he opened a blood preservation laboratory at Chicago's Cook County Hospital.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Nov. 1 — Feb. 1, 2005
Subjects
History of Medicine
Dr. Morris Fishbein Collection The Dr. Morris Fishbein Collection: An Exhibition of Selected Books in the History of Medicine and the Biological Sciences
Works from the Dr. Morris Fishbein Collection, consisting of books from his personal library and others that support the research and teaching in the history of science and medicine.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Oct. 1 — Jan. 31, 1973
Subjects
History of Medicine
imaging_exhibition_title_graphic.jpg Imaging and Imagining: The Body as Text
The Body as Text explores intersections between the arts and sciences across the history of anatomical representation and medical illustration of the human body.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
March 1 — June 1, 2014
Subjects
History of Medicine
Image of Hand Imaging/Imagining: the Body as Data
Imagining/Imagining the Body as Data examines the data revolution that has transformed modern medical imaging with technologies such as Magnetic Resonance, Computed Tomography and Ultrasound imaging.
Locations
Crerar Library, 1st Floor
March 25 — June 21, 2014
Subjects
Photography
Medicine
Organismal Biology
Biological Sciences
Nurse with Baby Past, Present, Future: the Evolution of Medicine at the University of Chicago's Hospitals
This exhibit provides an overview of the history and evolution of the medical school program, the hospital facilities and their technology, and medical partnerships with other Chicago area hospitals.
Locations
Crerar Library, 1st Floor
Oct. 15 — March 30, 2012
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Subjects
University of Chicago
Medicine
Researching Chicago Medical History Researching Chicago Medical History: Sources in the University of Chicago Library
This exhibition highlights some of the most important archival source materials on Chicago medicine in the Special Collections Research Center, including selections from the medical manuscript collections originally acquired by the John Crerar Library.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Nov. 1 — Feb. 1, 2005
Subjects
History of Medicine
Green Roof on Searle The Science of Sustainability
This exhibit takes a close look at some aspects of sustainable building design and how they can produce greener buildings.
Locations
Crerar Library, 1st Floor
April 5 — Oct. 1, 2010
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Subjects
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Organismal Biology
Chicago and Illinois
University of Chicago
Shared Past, Shared Future Shared Past, Shared Future: The Marine Biological Laboratory and the University of Chicago
The recent affiliation between UChicago and the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) is the latest chapter in the long, intertwined history of the two institutions.
Locations
Crerar Library, 1st Floor
April 19 — Oct. 31, 2016
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Subjects
Organismal Biology
University of Chicago
Default Placeholder Photo The Stork Club
The materials in this exhibition were selected from the Morris Fishbein Papers. Dr. Morris Fishbein, physician, medical editor, writer, lecturer and prodigious fund-raiser, was associated with the American Medical Association from 1912-1948.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Jan. 1 — Dec. 1, 1980
Subjects
History of Medicine
Image of a Young Buck The Studio in the Field: Techniques of Early Wildlife Photography
The Studio in the Field traces the development of wildlife photography as a popular cultural pursuit, focusing on the innovative techniques and strategies devised to craft pictures that would appear convincingly natural to nineteenth-century audiences.
Locations
Crerar Library, 1st Floor
April 6 — Sept. 15, 2015
Subjects
Organismal Biology
Environmental Studies
Photography
Biological Sciences