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Joseph Leidy Exhibit: Oct. 1-31
Start Date: 10/1/2014 All Day
End Date: 10/31/2014

Event Description:
This event and exhibition celebrate the science of Joseph Leidy, Swarthmore's first professor of Biology (i.e., Natural History). Leidy was one of America's leading paleontologists, protozoologists, and parasitologists during his years at Swarthmore. He mounted the first dinosaur skeleton (ever) and was the first person to solve a murder mystery using the microscope (when he was an assistant coroner in Philadelphia). He was also an amazing scientific illustrator, and although his beloved museum was destroyed in the Parrish fire, his hand-drawn teaching charts remain. Many of these will be displayed on the main floor along with some of the specimens he collected. 

Brief talks by historian of science and exhibit curator Carin Berkowitz and Professor of Wistar Institute and University of Pennsylvania biology professor Leonard Warren will be followed by a reception. The reception and talks will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 2nd.

This event is one of several planned during the 2014 calendar year to celebrate Swarthmore's Sesquicentennial. Explore the full list at:
Location Information:
*Swarthmore College - McCabe Library
Contact Information:
Name: Susan Dreher
Phone: (610) 328-7324
Leidy Poster
Event Sponsors
Swarthmore College Libraries
Open To
The Public

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