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Kentucky Live!: Healing Kentucky

Nancy BairdIn support of her recent book, Nancy Baird, Kentucky History Specialist at the Kentucky Library and Museum, presented “Healing Kentucky” on February 14 at Barnes & Noble. This program is part of the “Kentucky Live!” series of programs organized by the WKU Libraries.

Healing Kentucky looked at 200 years of progress in medicine and health care in the Commonwealth–from Ephraim McDowell, who performed abdominal surgery on his kitchen table, to a couple of University of Louisville surgeons, who transplanted an artificial heart into the chest of a Logan County man.

Photo album on Flickr.
Podcast of the presentation..
Video clip on YouTube.