Video Series: Bicentennial Voices

To celebrate its first 200 years, Yale School of Medicine has produced a series of short videos focusing on pivotal events and personalities in the school's history.

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Medicine in Shakespeare's London: A portrait of the era from Yale's Medical Historical Library

Medicine in Shakespeare's London: A portrait of the era from Yale's Medical Historical Library Medical historical librarian Melissa Grafe of Yale School of Medicine talks about what doctors and scholars believed at that time, drawing on an extensive exhibit of English medical works from Shakespeare's lifetime. Works in the exhibit, part of a semester-long celebration of Shakespeare at Yale, describe medical topics that appeared in Shakespeare's plays, highlighting the interplay between medicine and drama. This exhibit will highlight themes from Shakespeare's works, such as plague, midwifery, domestic medicine, herbals, astrological medicine, surgery, and other medical topics from the time period.