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Exhibit "A Noble Material: A Small Sampling of Clinical Investigation and Human Experimentation" at Becker Medical Library

autopsy instruments
William Beaumont, MD (1785-1853)
Early American gastric physiologist

Since the Renaissance, the use of the experimental method changed science, but it was slow to be applied in medicine. The noble materials on which physicians conduct their experiments - living humans - require special care to be both patients and research subjects.

autopsy instruments
Carl V. Moore, MD (1908-1972)
Professor and Head, Department of Internal Medicine, WUSM (1955-1971)

Pulling from the archival collections of the Bernard Becker Medical Library, the exhibit provides a brief history of a few pioneers in human experimentation connected with Washington University. From William Beaumont's groundbreaking experiments on human digestion, to the self-experimenters in Carl V. Moore's Department of Internal Medicine, the medical attitudes toward human experimentation are explored.  The exhibit culminates with the creation of today's Internal Review Boards.

The free exhibit is located in the Glaser Gallery on the 7th floor of the Becker Library, through the doorway leading to the Archives and Rare Books area.  It can be viewed during regular library hours.



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