The Black Death : the Plague, 1331-1770 – John Martin Rare Book Room annual Open House

The University of Iowa History of Medicine Society and the University Libraries invite you to an Open House in the John Martin Rare Book Room.

The Black Death: the Plague, 1331-1770

Thursday, March 28, 2013, 4:30-7:00

John Martin Rare Book Room, 4th floor, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences

Books published  1485-1750 will be on display.    Amidst the chaos, the fear and the despair, rats scurried from home to home.  If you suspect that symptoms of the plague are starting to appear, you need not worry, because a Plague Doctor will be present at the event.


picture of Napolean with plague victims