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“Fallout” exhibition opens at Ebling Library on November 1

Poster for “Fallout” at Ebling Library for the Health Sciences.

Mark your calendars: a new exhibition comes to Ebling Library for the Health Sciences on November 1.

“Fallout: the Mixed Blessing of Radiation and the Public Health” opens with a reception, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., on November 1 in the library’s Historical Reading Room and 3rd floor gallery space.

From the exhibition website:

“Fallout” is an examination of subjects such as the early use of x-rays in diagnosis and treatment, occupational hazards of working with radiation, the military use of x-rays, the history of tanning, a UW connection with Marie Curie, bomb shelters in the 1960’s, post bombing health concerns of Hiroshima and Three-Mile Island, UW’s Departments of Medical Physics & Radiology, shoe fitting fluoroscopes and the like.

The exhibit is supported by artifacts, journals, books, and other ephemera from Ebling Library’s Rare Books & Special Collections and materials from other campus libraries and UW’s Radiology Department.

“Fallout” was imagined in conjunction with UW’s Go Big Read common reading program and this year’s title: Radioactive by Lauren Redniss.

The exhibition closes April 1, 2013.

Write to Micaela Sullivan-Fowler for more information about this exhibition.

*Update*: Read a recent Badger Herald article about Micaela and “Fallout”.

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