Browse Exhibits (35 total)
Throughout his career, Dr. Harvey Cushing employed a team of smart and dedicated women who assisted him as secretaries, typists, medical artists, operative photographers, laboratory technicians, and more. The assistants referred to themselves jokingly as Cushing's "harem," but they were far more than that. Three of Harvey Cushing's assistants, in particular—secretary Madeline Stanton, pathologist Louise Eisenhardt, and medical artist Mildred Codding—are remembered not only for their proximity to the famed neurosurgeon, but also as leading lights in their own respective fields, with... Read more
Harvey Cushing (1869-1939) was the founder of neurosurgery as a surgical specialty. It was Cushing who developed the painstaking procedures and instrumentation so that entering the brain for removal of tumors would be not only feasible, but effective. A generation of neurosurgeons trained with Cushing, who is still revered in the field of neurosurgery. In addition, Cushing was a celebrated clinical researcher, an accomplished artist, a fine writer, a passionate collector of books, a medical historian and bibliographer, and the chief founder of the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical... Read more
The core mission of Yale's School of Nursing is "better health for all people." For a majority of its history, women worked to fulfill this misson at the School of Nursing. As we celebrate the 100-year anniversary of women at the Yale School of Medicine, we also take this opportunity to explore and reflect on another history that is nearly as long: that of women at the Yale School of Nursing. Brilliant, talented women have been essential to the Yale School of Nursing since its founding in 1923 -- as students, as professors, as deans, and as researchers. This exhibition showcases the history of... Read more
“The enrollment of women in the School of Medicine has ceased to be an experiment.” Written in 1923, seven years after the first woman was accepted into Yale Medical School, this sentence signalled the recognition that women were now a part of the medical community. This exhibition explores the history of women in Yale Medical School - faculty, staff, students, nurses, residents, doctoral students, and researchers - through the 20th and early 21st centuries.
The song “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing,” written by James Weldon Johnson and J. Rosamond Johnson at the turn of the twentieth century, is often known today as the Black National Anthem and is sung in schools, churches, and civic settings throughout the United States. This exhibit offers a look at the creation of the song, and at the lives and careers of the brothers who created it, through primary sources held in the Yale University Library. It was put together in collaboration with Edgewood Magnet School in New Haven, Connecticut, a kindergarten through eighth grade school with a special... Read more
The Gilmore Music Library holds many remarkable scores, books, and images of guitar and lute music. Ourexhibit,Treasures of Guitar and Lute Music from the Gilmore Music Library, features a display of manuscripts, books, scores, and images, ranging from a lute treatise by Vincenzo Galilei (father of the scientist Galileo Galilei) to a guitar arrangement by Andrés Segovia, the most celebrated classical guitarist of the 20th century.
Toshiyuki Takamiya, Professor Emeritus of English literature at Keio University in Tokyo and renowned book collector, began his love for western European medieval manuscripts during a visit to the Yushodo Bookshop in Tokyo in 1970. He was captivated by the physical qualities of western books and remembers admiring their heavy leather bindings, which were wholly unlike the lighter materials and delicate stitching used for Japanese books and scrolls. From the outset, Professor Takamiya possessed a talent for spotting remarkable manuscripts decades before the market did. He collected Middle... Read more
By virtue of its ubiquity, we all practice moral judgment at some degree long before developing an aptitude for clinical evaluation. Ideas of how a "good" person should look and act, reside within us and subtly impact the way that we perceive those around us. This practice is so deeply ingrained that it can carry over into the clinic, leading well-meaning practitioners to perceive patients both clinically and morally. We have organized a collection of prints that encourage the viewer to confront the cultural constructs that underlie moral evaluation. In presenting prints from the 18th, 19th,... Read more
In 1966, Robert Brustein (DRA ’51), Dean of Yale School of Drama, founded Yale Repertory Theatre, a resident professional company that would serve as the equivalent of a “teaching hospital” for theater artists in training. From the beginning, the company has focused on championing new plays alongside productions of classic works. Fifty years later, after winning a Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theater and launching numerous world premieres that have gone on to Broadway and theaters around the world, Yale Rep continues to nurture and challenge daring artists, bold choices, and... Read more
Musical Roots of the Elm City highlights New Haven music and musicians with little or no connection to Yale. It features a selection of items from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, including sheet music, programs, advertisements, and pedagogical materials, encompassing classical, military, sacred, jazz, popular, and film music.