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Laupus Library hosts traveling exhibit on history of equine veterinary medicine

GREENVILLE, N.C.   (Feb. 23, 2007)   —   East Carolina University's Laupus Library is hosting a traveling national exhibit on the history of equine veterinary medicine through March 16.

The History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine developed the mini-exhibition titled "The Horse, A Mirror of Man: Parallels in Early Human and Horse Medicine" now on display on the library's fourth floor and open daily during normal operating hours.

The horse has been one of the most important animals in human history and healing horses has had an important place in veterinary and medical literature. Medieval and Renaissance theories about equine physiology and health often mirrored theories about humans and the literature of both was inherently linked. Bloodletting, astrology and ancient texts were used by both physicians and veterinarians to heal their patients and many discoveries, including the circulation of blood, developed in tandem, according to the National Library of Medicine.

The library is open 7:30 a.m.-midnight Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and noon-10 p.m. Sunday. The library is located in the ECU Health Sciences Building off N.C. 43. Anyone without an ECU parking sticker should park in the metered spaces in the "B" lot at the health sciences building.

For more information, call Ruth Moskop at 252-744-2240 or Melissa Nasea at 252-744-2235 or visit the exhibit Web site at or the library's Web site at

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the Department for Disability Support Services at (252) 328-6799 (V) or (252) 328-0899 (TTY).


Contact: Crystal Baity | 252-744-2481