Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of
OHSU Historical Collections and Archives welcomes, in partnership with
Multnomah County Library, this national exhibition based on Mary Shelley's
Frankenstein. Multnomah County Library was chosen as one of 80 public,
community, college and medical libraries throughout the United States as
an exhibition site. The exhibit was developed by the National Library of
Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland, in association with the American Library
Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The OHSU Library Historical Collections and Archives is providing
historical photographs, texts and artifacts from our collection. The
exhibit will feature our celebrated edition of Vesalius, Andreae
Brvxellensis, invictissimi Caroli V. Imperatoris medici, de humani
corporis fabrica libri septem. Basileae: per Ioannem Oporinum, 1555.
exhibit will also include items and texts pertaining to anatomy, medical
practice at the medical school and ethics in health care.
A complete listing of events and resources for the exhibit at Multnomah
County Library includes: opening reception, lectures, class room
resources, related books and websites, film festival information and
discussion questions and can be found by visiting the Multnomah County
Library Website at
The National Library of Medicine first produced the exhibit in 1997-1998.
The NLM exhibit website can be accessed at
Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaas Tulp, by Rembrandt, 1632.
Execution of the notorious William Burke the murderer, who supplied
[anatomist, Robert] Knox with subjects. 1829
Anatomy Lab, circa 1927. University of Oregon Medical School faculty
members, O.B. Wight,
Blair Holcomb and Dr. Sellwood.