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National Library of Medicine Exhibitions: Spring 2016

The Exhibition Program at the National Library of Medicine strives to promote greater understanding and awareness of how the past informs the present and can shape the future.

About the Exhibition

"In 1997, British author J. K. Rowling introduced the world to Harry Potter and the story of the young boy’s coming of age. Since then, millions of readers have followed Harry to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where he discovers his heritage, encounters new species of plants and animals, and perfects his magic abilities. The magic in the Harry Potter novels is partially based on Renaissance traditions that played an important role in the development of Western science, including alchemy, astrology, and natural philosophy. Harry Potter's World:Renaissance, Science, Magic, and Medicine explores the intersection of these worlds, featuring highlights from the collections of the History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine." 

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Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine

(February 15, 2016 - March 26, 2016)