Join Hardin Library staff for the Annual John Martin Rare Book Room Open House featuring a lecture by Greta Nettleton.
Wednesday, May 3
Open House, 3-6pm, John Martin Rare Book Room, 446 Hardin Library, 600 Newton Road, Iowa City
Greta Nettleton Lecture, 6-7pm, Room 401 Hardin Library
The open house will highlight historical works on women’s health and those by or about women practitioners, including new acquisitions.
Lecture and open house free & open to the public.
Ms. Nettleton, the author of The Quack’s Daughter: A True Story About the Private Life of a Victorian College Girl, published by the University of Iowa Press in 2014, will speak about THE GREAT FORGETTING: The Prominent Role of Women in 19th-century Midwestern Medicine. Her talk will dig into the history of the University of Iowa College of Medicine, the first fully co-educational medical school in the nation, and the hidden history of its first female graduates.
Greta Nettleton is a 2017 fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. The Quack’s Daughter won the 2018 Book of the Year Award from the Rockland County Library System. She is currently at work on a biography of a 19th-century naturopathic Iowa physician named Mrs. Dr. Rebecca Keck, whose controversial forty-year career began with female folk practice and ended with the dawn of modern medicine.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Damien Ihrig in advance at 319-335-9154 or firstname.lastname@example.org.