EXHIBITION - Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature
The introduction to this multi-panel exhibit from the National Library of Medicine begins:
"On a dark and stormy night in 1816, Mary Shelley began writing a story that posed profound questions about individual and societal responsibility for other people.
To make her point, the young novelist used the scientific advances of her era and the controversy surrounding them as a metaphor for issues of unchecked power and self-serving ambition, and their effect on the human community.
Since that time, Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus has become one of the Western world’s most enduring myths. The story provides a framework for discussions of medical advances, which challenge our traditional understanding of what it means to be human."
Stop by the library and learn more about the history of this novel and its relationship to science and medicine.
Exhibit available during library hours:
Friday, February 23 to 12:00am
Douglas and Judith Krupp Library, Main level