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December 9, 2014—The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has awarded the Center for the History of Medicine at Countway Library a grant of over $365,000. The grant will enable the Center and collaborators at the University of... Read more

September 23, 2014—Volunteers and community members met to share food, recipes and remedies at the Countway Community Garden’s Harvest Festival. Attendees enjoyed hand-bagged herbal teas and a potluck feast made by the gardeners.


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August 13, 2014—The antibody treatment given to two American missionaries infected with the Ebola virus may seem like a modern day miracle cure, but researchers created similar, if cruder, antibody therapies as far back as the 1880s to treat... Read more

July 8, 2014—At the Countway Library community garden, many hands make light work—and tasty results. Recently, volunteers gathered on a bright afternoon to beautify the garden and tend to the plants.

After a long and chilly spring, the... Read more

May 20, 2014—A March 17 or December 24 birthday often meant that the woman did not know her real birthday or perhaps even her age. She perhaps adopted a date significant to Irish Catholicism as a memory aid and as a link to home. A patient who... Read more

April 22 (Earth Day), 2014—Spring may have played hide-and-seek this year, yet the community gardeners at Countway Library recently spent a sunny, windy afternoon at the... Read more

A Boston magazine blog post looks at the Strong Medicine exhibit at Countway Library. Read the full story.


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WBZ-TV covers Strong Medicine, a library project that captures the stories of medical professionals who responded to the Boston Marathon bombings.... Read more

A year after the Boston Marathon bombing, as the city remembers the tragedy, a Harvard initiative is telling the story of the doctors, nurses, and emergency responders who saved countless lives. It is also chronicling the days and months that... Read more

March 25, 2014—Strong Medicine, a digital archive, captures the Boston medical community’s experiences of and responses to the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing.

(See a slideshow featuring items in the collection below.)

Launched by the... Read more