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Traveling exhibit starts October 27, 2014. “The Henkel family settled in New Market, Virginia in 1790, where generations of fathers and sons practiced medicine. These Shenandoah Valley physicians ministered to their community, tended to their countrymen on the battlefield, and testified in the nation’s courts of law. And they wrote letters. The Henkel Physicians: A Family’s Life in Letters highlights correspondence between Henkel family members, explores the daily life of men in medicine, and reveals the challenges of the profession as well as the rewards and responsibilities. Part of the holdings of the National Library of Medicine, the Henkel Family Correspondence covers more than a century of life in the Shenandoah Valley.” Quoted from: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/about/exhibition/henkel.html
· VISIT the special display of Civil War era medical artifacts generously on loan from the Dittrick Museum of Medical History, Case Western Reserve University, http://artsci.case.edu/Dittrick/, starting October 27 through November 29.