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At the Countway Library of Medicine—
A Broad Foundation:
Milestones of Medical Education at Harvard, 1783-2003

As part of the centennial for Harvard's Longwood medical campus, the Countway Library of Medicine is commemorating Harvard's long tradition of excellence in teaching and research with an exhibit entitled "A Broad Foundation: Milestones of Medical Education at Harvard, 1783-2003." The exhibit traces the evolving history of education at Harvard Medical School—its faculty, students, curricula, and buildings—from the establishment of the school in the18th century to the present day.

Items on display in "A Broad Foundation" range from Rembrandt Peale's oil portrait of Dr. John Warren, founder of the Harvard Medical School, to records of the applications of the School's first female and African-American students; from documents of President Charles W. Eliot's campaign to reform medical education in the 1870s to engravings, slides, and photographs of the evolving medical campus.

"A Broad Foundation" will be on display in the main lobby and on the Lower 2 level of the Countway Library (located at 10 Shattuck Street, Boston) through June 2004. For additional information, contact Jack Eckert, reference librarian, at 2-6207 or jack_eckert@hms.harvard.edu.

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