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World War I Centenary Forum: Stories from the Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Thursday, April 6, 2017, 2:00:00 PM, 1 hour, 30 minutes.

Description: On April 2, 1917, US President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress to declare was against Germany, stating that “The world must be made safe for democracy.” Four days later, on April 6, Congress voted overwhelmingly in favor of a war declaration. The National Library of Medicine marks this important occasion with a forum that spotlights some its rich collections related to the war and the American experience of the period. Join us to hear a variety of stories drawn from these collections, as shared by our colleagues in the NLM’s History of Medicine Division.

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Author: Stephen J. Greenberg, Ph.D., Head, Rare Books & Early Manuscripts, NLM, NIH, Sarah Eilers, Archivist, Historical Audiovisuals, NLM, NIH, Ginny Roth, Archivist, Prints & Photographs, NLM, NIH and Jeffrey Reznick, Chief, History of Medicine Division, NLM, NIH
Runtime: 1 hour, 30 minutes
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Event ID: 22012