The Mixed Blessing of Radiation & the Public Health
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Ebling Library, third floor galleries, Health Sciences Learning Center
An examination of the early use of x-rays in diagnosis & treatment, a UW connection with Marie Curie, bomb shelters in the 1960's, health concerns after nuclear events, UW's Depts. of Medical Physics & Radiology, shoe fitting fluoroscopes and the like. Supported by artifacts, journals, and books from Ebling's Rare Books & Special Collections and materials from campus libraries and UW's Radiology Department. Imagined in conjunction with 2012s Go Big Read: Radioactive by Lauren Redniss.