Exhibit: Medicine and Magic in Harry Potter

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Exhibit: Medicine and Magic in Harry Potter

Postby KarenZ » Mon Jul 30, 2007 10:58 am

Folkies and Harry Potter Fans,

There is more to the Harry Potter series than a child hero or a fantasy adventure. Many characters, plants, and creatures are based in history, medicine, and magical lore. J.K. Rowling has drawn on important works of alchemy and herbology in shaping her stories.

In a special temporary exhibition, Medicine and Magic in Harry Potter, the National Library of Medicine showcases seven of the beautiful, centuries-old treasures in its collection that are mentioned in Harry Potter.

The exhibition runs through Nov. 30, 2007. The National Library of Medicine is located in Bethesda, MD. More info at the link below:

Harry Potter Fever Comes to the National Library of Medicine.

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Postby Patti » Mon Jul 30, 2007 9:19 pm

Karen thanks for the link... My daughter (the teenager no less) thought it was cool that someone from EP would post that!

My younger daughter started the series a few weeks ago and is deep into book 4 ...so I guess we have another Potter Fan in the family!

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Postby danaj » Mon Jul 30, 2007 9:31 pm

Now that is too cool! Wish (once again) I lived closer to the eastern coast...

(yes, I qualify as a Potter fan. I didn't make the midnight release and had to go in on Saturday morning with my girlies to pick up our 2 copies of the new book. But I did finish the book before all but my eldest daughter. :lol:)
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Postby Sue Ellen » Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:51 am

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