If you're reading this post between 2:30 and 4:00 pm PDT on July 8, 2010, it's not too late to rush over to the Main Library lobby to see the archivist out of her native habitat: Karen Peterson and student assistant Ian Terrell are installing the newest exhibit of materials from the Historical Collections & Archives, to wit:
Beautiful Gross Anatomy: Clarice Ashworth Francone, Medical Illustrator
Francone (1901-1981) was the main illustrator for the University of Oregon Medical School from 1936 to 1969, and donated a large collection of her original drawings to the archives. All of these have been scanned, and many reproductions will be on display, along with copies of some of the major texts she illustrated: Structure and function in man (with Stanley Jacobs, MD); Atlas of hematology (with EE Osgood, MD); and Atlas of operative dentistry (with William Howard, DMD).
The online component of the exhibit will be available soon from the HCA web site. But it's going to be beautiful weather in Portland for the next few days, so why not take a walk over, or a tram trip up, to see it in person?