Pick Your Poison – NLM traveling exhibition

Published: June 25th, 2018

Category: Featured Articles

Pick Your Poison exhibit slideThe Health Science Center Library is pleased to host this exhibit from the National Library of Medicine from June 25th – August 4th, 2018.

Mind-altering drugs have been used throughout the history of America. While some remain socially acceptable, others are outlawed because of their toxic, and intoxicating, characteristics. These classifications have shifted at different times in history, and will continue to change.

The transformation of a particular drug, from an acceptable indulgence to a bad habit, or vice versa, is closely tied to the intentions of those endorsing its use, and their status in society. This exhibition explores some of the factors that have shaped the changing definition of some of our most potent drugs, from medical miracle to social menace. This exhibit focuses on ; alcohol, cocaine, cannabis, opium and tobacco.

Special events:

David Courtwright :  From Opium to Opioids : A short history of drug policy in the United States
July 25th, 12:00-1:00pm
Location : HSC C1-4

David Herzberg : The Other Drug War: Pharmaceuticals and Addiction in U.S. History
July 31st, 12:00-1:00 pm
Location: HSC C1-4

Addressing Addiction Graphic Novel Contest workshops, presented in association with SAW
Workshop 1
July 24th, 6-8pm
Location: Public Library Downtown Headquarters, Meeting Room A

Workshop 2
July 26th, 12-1pm
Location: HSC Library, Room C2-41A

For more info on the graphic novel contest, please visit guides.uflib.ufl.edu/graphic-novel-contest/Addressing-Addiction

More information on the Pick Your Poison exhibit and speakers at http://guides.uflib.ufl.edu/pickyourpoison

This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and National Institutes of Health (NIH).