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HSL Exhibits

The 3rd edition set of our beautiful botanical notecards are now in available! Visit our 19th Century Botanicals page for more information.

HSL's exhibit cases are available for use by any faculty, staff or student at UB for displays that support teaching or research at UB. Displays must be for non-commerical purposes only. The exhibit cases can be reserved for extended lengths of time at no charge. To apply, please print out, read, sign and return the Guidelines for the Use of Display Cases and the Application for Use of display Cases, or contact Pamela Rose at 829-5722.

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Current Exhibits

Contact Pamela Rose for more information


Medical Breakthroughs of 2016

HSL, First Floorl, Reference Consultation Area, February 2016-

Photo of biomechanical arm

There have been a number of advances in medicine recently. Some may take years or decades to come into practice, however some are being implemented now or in the near future. Medical Breakthroughs of 2016 describes six of the most impactful developments in medical technology and policy that have been realized over the past year.

View the full size Medical Breakthroughs of 2016 pdf.

Curated by Stephanie Barrett


To Read is To Fly

HSL, Lower Level, wall case opposite History of medicine

Photo of Ethiopan girl reading

The images displayed here belong to Steve McCurry and can be found on his blog ( under the “To Read is to Fly” project. This project combined photos of very different people from across the globe all enjoying a similar moment of reading.

Steve McCurry is an editorial photographer perhaps best known for the very famous photo “Afghan Girl” which was first published on the cover of National Geographic in June 1985. He is considered one of the most iconic voices in contemporary photographer for the past 30 years.

McCurry, S. (2012-2015) Biography. Retrieved from
McCurry, S. (2014, April 24) To read is to fly. Retrieved from

Curated by Erin Keenan


Austin Flint and Charles Abbott - Lives and Legacies

HSL 2nd Floor, just outside the Main Reading Room, October 2016-

Austin Flint imageCharles Abbott imageDr. Austin Flint and Charles Abbott - two signature names associated with the Health Sciences Library.

Dr. Flint's name graces our beautiful Reading Room on the 2nd floor, and Abbott Hall is named for Charles Abbott, who was the first librarian for the original Lockwood Library after its construction in the 1930s. As you enter the Reading Room, the case on the right features information about Dr. Flint, and the case on the left about Charles Abbott - who they were, some of their publications, and other interesting artifacts.

Curated by Linda Lohr, Curator, History of Medicine, HSL




Permanent Exhibits

Web Exhibits