Friday, October 30, 2009

New exhibit: "Music of the Heart: Rhythms and Murmurs"

This afternoon, the lobby of the Main Library will be the site of the quarterly rite "The Changing of the Cases." Swan will come out, and a new exhibit will go in. It can be as much fun to watch the install as to see the display in place, so if you're free and want to see the action--come on by!

"Music of the Heart: Rhythms and Murmurs"
Celebrating the important advances in cardiology made here at OHSU, this exhibit showcases artifacts, photographs, books, and manuscripts from the Medical Museum, Historical Image, and History of Medicine collections, as well as the papers of Howard J. Stroud and Melvin P. Judkins.

Focusing on the study and repair of the rhythm of the heart, the display features early works by R.T.H. Laennec and James Mackenzie, binaural and monaural stethoscopes, heart casts and models, artificial valves and pacemakers, and cardiology research conducted at OHSU in the 1950s and 1960s.

The exhibit will be up through January 2010; a web component will be available soon.

[Shown here: image of direct auscultation of an infant, People's Institute clinic]

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