Medical Wonder Cabinet

Friday, October 04, 2013

The New York Academy of Medicine is holding a "Festival of Medical History and the Arts" on Saturday. Journalist Lawrence Weschler will present one of his “Wonder Cabinets” – a series of panels and lectures on the body and illness.

Weschler previews the event with two participants: Jane Gauntlett, performer, writer, producer and co-founder of the Sublime & Ridiculous theater company inspired by her experience with epilepsy, and Riva Lehrer, born with spina bifida and a current artist and lecturer in anatomy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


Jane Gauntlett, Riva Lehrer and Lawrence Weschler

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Caroline Schimmel from Greenwich, CT

I hope the attendees can also get to the Grolier Club, 47 E 60 Street, for the current exhibition, Extraordinary Women in Science and Medicine:: Four Centuries of Achievement." The exhibition explores the legacy of thirty-two remarkable women whose accomplishments in physics, chemistry, astronomy, mathematics, computing, and medicine contributed to the advancement of science. More than 150 original items are on view, including books, manuscripts, periodicals, offprints, dissertations, and laboratory apparatus (such as that used by Marie Curie during her earliest work on radioactivity), providing a remarkable overview of the lives and activities of this eminent group.

Oct. 04 2013 01:00 PM

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