The Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and "The Yellow Wall-paper""

Laupus Library is hosting a traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) titled The Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and “The Yellow Wall-paper.”  This exhibit will be on display from June 10, 2019, through July 21, 2019, in the Evelyn Fike Laupus Gallery, Fourth Floor, Laupus Library. 

From the NLM description, “In the late 19th century, at a time when women were challenging traditional ideas about gender that excluded them from political and intellectual life, medical and scientific experts drew on notions of female weakness to justify inequality between the sexes. Artist and writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman, who was discouraged from pursuing a career to preserve her health, rejected these ideas in a terrifying short story titled, “The Yellow Wall-Paper.” The famous tale served as an indictment of the medical profession and the social conventions restricting women's professional and creative opportunities.”

Artifacts from The Country Doctor Museum and books from Laupus Library’s History Collections will be on display alongside the National Library of Medicine panels. Some featured items include: books by Dr. Weir Mitchell, Victorian era stimulants and tonics, and 19th century birthing supplies.

The exhibit is available during the business hours posted here.

The exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. It was curated by Manon Parry.

For more information about the exhibit, visit the NLM website.

Visit this link for directions and parking information.
If you are on main campus, you can ride the 302 Bus from the Main Campus Student Center to the Allied Health Sciences Building. Here is the schedule for the 302.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Laupus Library, 4th Floor Gallery
500 Health Science Dr, Greenville, NC 27834

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Students, Faculty, Staff, Public

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Layne Carpenter

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