Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature, a National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit that examines the intersection of medical advances and what it traditionally means to be human, is now on display at VCOM. The display is based around medical advances from the early 1800s, around the time Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein, which became one of the western world’s most popular myths. The National Library of Medicine uses this scientific knowledge as a background to discuss the scientific context and lasting impact of the novel.
The exhibit will be on display on the second floor of the main VCOM building at the library until November 4th, 2017. An online version with additional digital content can be found on the website of the National Library of Medicine. This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.