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July 3, 1996

18th Century Medical Institution Renews Its Educational and Scientific Mission

Author Affiliations

JAMA Fishbein Fellow

JAMA. 1996;276(1):9-10. doi:10.1001/jama.1996.03540010011004

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"SAY AHH! Examining America's Health" is the evocative name of the show that opened a new exhibition gallery at the venerable College of Physicians of Philadelphia a month ago.

The public has long been welcome to view the collections of the college and attend its lectures and conferences. Since June 1, the institution has become more accessible, with its facilities open on Saturdays as well as weekdays.

To celebrate a renewed commitment to public access and public service, the college completed construction of its new exhibition gallery in time for the June 8 opening of the new exhibit, which is a collaborative effort of the Strong Museum (Rochester, NY) and the Health Museum of Cleveland (Ohio). "Say Ahh!" will remain in Philadelphia, Pa, until August 31 before traveling to Cleveland, Ohio.

Sharing its knowledge with the public is among the oldest traditions of the college, which was founded by an