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Downton Abbey: Behind the scenes of health and illness

Medical themes are threaded throughout Masterpiece Theater’s wildly popular Downton Abbey, from temporary paralysis to a tragic death from eclampsia. The Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine’s holdings come together in “Downton Abbey: Behind the Scenes of Health and Illness” to illuminate the medicine of Edwardian England. The exhibit explores such themes as nursing, surgery and combat injuries in WWI, maternal and child health, and household medicine using books and artifacts from the library’s extensive early 20th century collections.

October 21, 2013 – May 16, 2014

Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine | 5th floor of Diehl Hall

Free and open to the public

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