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New Date: From Reptiles to Radium: Howard Kelly’s Life through Artifacts and Archives @ The Liriodendron Mansion
Nov 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
New Date: From Reptiles to Radium: Howard Kelly’s Life through Artifacts and Archives @ The Liriodendron Mansion

Please note: This event, originally scheduled for September 27, has been moved to November 1. If you registered prior to 9/25, your reservation will automatically be transferred to the new date.

Known for his wide-ranging interests, Howard Kelly lived a life full of passion for the natural world, dedication to the medical care of women, and interests and hobbies that covered everything from mushrooms to women’s suffrage to uranium ore. Natalie Elder will share details on this fascinating man, including artifacts, photographs, and papers from Kelly’s life and career during this special program. After her presentation, you’ll be invited up close to see things large and small, reptilian and mineral, and strange and familiar, that highlight pivotal moments in Kelly’s development and practice as a preeminent doctor.

Natalie is the curator of cultural properties at the Chesney Medical Archives, where she works with the surgical instruments, medical equipment, personal effects, and other artifacts related to the history of Johns Hopkins Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health. She has previously been the collections manager at History Colorado, and collections manager and curator at the National Museum of American History, in military history and numismatics.

The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required as seating is limited. Visit https://bit.ly/ReptilestoRadiumTix for reservations.

Event is fully accessible.

This special presentation is part of Dr. Kelly’s Liriodendron: Life, Legacy & Community – a year-long series of programs, supported by The Dresher Foundation, which explores the interests and influences of Dr. Howard Atwood Kelly – world-renowned surgeon, naturalist, philanthropist, and author, and one of the founders of Johns Hopkins Medical School and Hospital.