Medicine, Mythos, Museums, and the Muse: Museums on the Cutting Edge of Medical Humanities

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  2. Hello,
    I am glad to have come across this interesting article. Thank you! I am the director of a small museum, the Saranac Laboratory Museum, in upstate NY. We are organizing a temporary exhibition of antique medical devices and I’m trying to get a sense of how we want to present the material. I am considering applying for a grant to involve a humanities scholar in the creation of the exhibit. Would you be able to recommend anyone in our area who might be available to consult?
    Thank you for any advice you can offer,
    Amy

    1. That sounds very interesting! Are you near the Trudeau sanitarium? The Adirondack Museum did an exhibit on TB about ten years ago or so: http://www.adirondackhistory.org/newtb/
      http://www.adirondackhistory.org/newtb/two.html

      Perhaps they would be helpful? At the Dittrick, we take a narrative approach, incorporating the human story into the medical artifacts. Medical humanities is very much about those intersections. Best of luck! Let us know how it goes.

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