History of Medicine Division Seminar/Black History Month Program
Wednesday, February 11, 2009, 2-3:30pm
Lister Hill Auditorium, Bldg 38A, NLM
Bethesda, MD

“Opening Doors: Celebrating the Journey and Achievements of African
American Academic Surgeons.”

Margaret A. Hutto, The Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
Jill L. Newmark, National Library of Medicine

“Opening Doors: Celebrating the Journey and Achievements of African
American Academic Surgeons” explores the journey of the African American
physician from pre-Civil War to the present. Through the inspiring stories
of both early and contemporary pioneers, the achievements and
contributions of African American academic surgeons to medicine and
medical education are celebrated. Margaret A. Hutto and Jill L. Newmark
are co-curators of the exhibition.

All are Welcome

Note: The next history of medicine seminar will be on Tuesday, March 24,at
2-3:30pm in the Lister Hill Visitor Center, NLM’s Bldg 38A.  In a special
program for Women’s History Month, Dr. Heather Munro Prescott of Central
Connecticut State University will speak on  “Student bodies: The Influence
of Student Health Services in American Society & Medicine.”

Sign language interpretation is provided. Individuals with disabilities
who need reasonable accommodation to participate may contact Stephen
Greenberg at (301-435-4995), e-mail [email protected], or the Federal
Relay (1-800-877-8339).

Due to current security measures at NIH, off-campus visitors are advised
to consult the NLM Visitors and Security website:

Stephen J. Greenberg, MSLS, PhD
Coordinator of Public Services
History of Medicine Division
National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health
Department of Health and Human Services
[email protected]