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Thursday, April 14, 2016


The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029

Free, but advance registration is required

The Fellows Nursing Section at The New York Academy of Medicine and the Academy Library invite you to join us on April 14 for an evening exploring the stories and heritage of nursing in New York City.

6:00 PM: Dr. Joanne Singleton, Professor at Pace University and Academy Fellow will discuss White Beret: The Story of an Urban Nurse, her fictional account of life in a pediatric unit in a New York City hospital.

6:30 PM: Roundtable with Lisa Mix (Head, Medical Center Archives, New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill-Cornell Medical College), Barbara Niss (Director, Archives & Records Management at Mount Sinai Medical Center), and Arlene Shaner (Historical Collections Librarian, New York Academy of Medicine Library), who will provide insights into the nursing heritage held in libraries and archives across the city.

7:00 PM and 7:30 PM: Two tours of the Drs. Barry and Bobbi Coller Rare Book Reading Room will be held. Tours are limited to 15 people each; email to register. Other nursing-related materials will be on display in the main meeting room.

Event series:
History of Medicine and Health