Kornhauser Library highlights African American surgeons with traveling exhibit


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. —Kornhauser Health Sciences Library will host a traveling exhibit that highlights the achievements of four African American academic surgeons April 18–May 22.

    To kick off the exhibit’s run at Kornhauser, Morris Weiss, will present the talk, “Before the Doors Were Opened: African American Medicine in Louisville 1872–1976,” at 11 a.m. April 22 in the library’s History Room. Weiss, a long-time Louisville cardiologist, has a family history of local medical practice. People can see the exhibit after his talk. Food will be served from noon to 1 p.m.

    School groups are welcome to attend the exhibit, said organizers at Kornhauser, but they request that they or others bringing large groups call ahead to Tiffney Gipson, 502-852-8530 or Mary K. Marlatt, 502-852-5775.

    Exhibit organizers intend for “Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons” to provide a glimpse into the contributions that African American academic surgeons have made to medicine and medical education and to inspire others to pursue careers in academic surgery.

    The exhibit is a collaborative effort between the National Library of Medicine and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture in Baltimore.

    For more information on the Kornhauser event, call Gipson or Marlatt.