Opening Reception for Documenting Durham’s Health History Exhibition

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Speaker(s): 
Jeffrey Baker

How have racial health disparities in Durham been understood over the past century? To what extent have their structural roots been appreciated? What role has Duke Health played in this history? This exhibit explores these questions using maps, images and video interviews. It focuses on four case studies: tuberculosis before WWII; childbirth during hospital desegregation; the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 1980-90s; and the more recent rise of diabetes and obesity.

An exhibition entitled "Documenting Durham's Health History" will run November 21-December 13 at the Medical Center Library, 2nd/3rd Floors. Seeley Mudd Building, Duke University. Please join us for an opening reception on Thursday, November 21, from 4:30-6:30 pm in Room 102 of the Medical Center Library, with remarks by Jeffrey Baker, MD, PhD, Director, Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine.

This exhibition is cosponsored by the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine and the Medical Center Library & Archives. It is made possible by a Duke Bass Connections grant.

Learn more about this Bass Connections project team.

Documenting Durham's Health History.

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Medical Center Library, Room 102, Seeley Mudd Building