This traveling exhibition and companion website trace the history of ideas about immigrant health, and immigrants’ and migrants’ changing experiences with U.S. health care since late 1800s. Immigration is an important part of the American story. Health care and medicine played a role in inclusion and exclusion, in “assimilation” and discrimination, in dividing communities and strengthening them. The exhibition images portray the history that reminds us that we all share a desire to protect our health and well-being.
The National Library of Medicine produced Outside/Inside: Immigration, Migration, and Health Care in the United States, guest curated by historian, author, and educator Beatrix Hoffman, PhD (Northern Illinois University).
The exhibit will be on view at the Scott Memorial Library from Dec. 18, 2023 through Jan. 27, 2024
The companion website includes an education component with two class resources: one for high school and the other for university levels. A digital gallery features a curated selection of fully digitized items from the historical collections of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), which are also available in their entirety in NLM Digital Collections.