St. John Fisher hosts “Panic & Pandemics” exhibit

The fear of flu pandemics and contagious diseases is still very much a part of our world today. How often did we hear about H1N1 last year (and still hear about it now)? The “Panic & Pandemics” exhibit at the Joseph S. Skalny Welcome Center, focuses on public health and pandemics in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Emphasis is placed on George M. Goler, M.D.’s influence during this time period. As Rochester’s public health officer from 1896-1932, he widely campaigned for preventive medicine and vaccinations.

This exhibit is on display now through November 12. The gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. Stop by to see yet another example of how influential Rochesterian’s have affected the course of history, both locally and around the world. Many of the images on display are courtesy of the Local History division.

Published in: on October 4, 2010 at 1:55 pm  Leave a Comment  

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