The Sheridan Libraries at The Johns Hopkins University announce the opening of Eureka!: Rare Books in the History of Scientific Discovery at the George Peabody Library in Baltimore. Spanning more than 2,500 years of scientific breakthroughs and including books that date from the late 15th century to the mid 20th century, Eureka! contains highlights from the Dr. Elliott and Eileen Hinkes Collection of Rare Books in the History of Science.
The collection, totaling more than 300 items, provides a kind of roadmap of seminal moments in the history of science and was assembled over two decades by Dr. Elliott Hinkes, an alumnus of the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Hinkes, who died in 2009, maintained a private practice specializing in medical oncology and hematology in the Los Angeles area for more than 30 years and was an associate clinical professor at UCLA.
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Eureka! is open to the public from October 24, 2011 through February 29, 2012 at the George Peabody Library, 17 E. Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202. The George Peabody Gallery is open Monday through Friday 9 – 5, Saturdays 9 – 3, and Sundays 12 – 5. Admission is free.
See a short video about the collection and Eureka! exhibit here:
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