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New York, New York

Obscura Society NY: The New York Academy of Medicine and Public Health

Session One of After Hours: Inside the Rare Book Collection of The New York Academy of Medicine

Explore the Academy's incredible collections in this intimate five-part series.

In this introductory session, we'll talk about the history of the Academy since its founding in 1847 and the Academy's early ties to New York's major public health issues. We'll look at the way the history of the Academy and the history of New York City are intertwined, and the Academy's influence on how the city has historically addressed the health of its citizens, especially in the areas of health care delivery, sanitation, maternal mortality, and drug regulation.

Presented by Atlas Obscura at The New York Academy of Medicine
1216 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10029
Thursday, March 26, 2015
6:30pm - 7:45pm
$30/ $100 for five-part series
Advance tickets only, limited capacity

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