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Crawford Library of the Health Sciences-Rockford expands consumer health collection and hosts history of forensic medicine exhibit

As part of a larger effort to develop and expand its Consumer Health Collection and make more of these materials available to the public, the Crawford Library of the Health Sciences is exhibiting a selection of newly acquired materials on the history of forensic medicine in conjunction with the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) traveling and online exhibit “Visible Proofs: Forensic Views of the Body.” Over the centuries, physicians, surgeons, and other professionals have struggled to develop scientific methods that translate views of bodies and body parts into “visible proofs” that can persuade judges, juries and the public. The exhibit at the library showcases materials including books, handouts and brochures focused on subjects related to the history of forensic medicine, solving mysteries from the past, crime scenes, forensic careers and women in forensics. Visitors may also access the NLM online exhibit at the library.

“Visible Proofs: Forensic Views of the Body” is on display at the Crawford Library of the Health Sciences-Rockford now through February during regular library hours.

“Visible Proofs: Forensic Views of the Body” is made possible through a grant from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine to develop and promote the Consumer Health Collection at the Crawford Library of the Health Sciences-Rockford.

Developed resources reported here are supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number 1UG4LM012346. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

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