In the year our country celebrates the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, the Lloyd Library’s spring exhibition, Women and Nature in the Arts, Sciences and Letters, opens on March 6. It is a tribute to the female scientists, authors, artists, and illustrators represented in the Lloyd collections.
The exhibition will feature works by naturalists, botanists, mycologists, horticulturists, and explorers, including pioneers of scientific illustration Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717) and Elizabeth Blackwell (1707-1758), and designer of over 400 gardens, Gertrude Jekyll. Two of the more visually stunning books on display will be The Instructive Picture Book, or, Lessons from the Vegetable World by Charlotte Mary Yong (1858) and Illustrations of the Fungi of Our Fields and Woods by Sarah Price (1864). Both of we have had digitized and can be explored on-line by clicking on the titles. The Lloyd Gallery will feature Four Seasons at Burnet Woods, photography by Rama Kasturi.
The George Rieveschl, Jr. History of Pharmaceutical Chemistry Exhibit
The George Rieveschl, Jr. History of Pharmaceutical Chemistry Exhibit features a patented Lloyd Cold Still (at right) built in Cincinnati and used at the University of Michigan and at AYSL Corp; significant components of the Soxhlet extractor used by Drs. Monroe Wall and Mansukh Wani to isolate the anti-cancer drug Taxol® at Research Triangle Institute in North Carolina; and culminates with a look at the anti-allergen drug, Benadryl® and its creator, local Cincinnati scientist and philanthropist, George Rieveschl, Jr.
This exhibit made possible through the generous support of: The George Rieveschl, Jr. Book Fund; American Chemical Society-Cincinnati Chapter; American Society of Pharmacognosy Foundation; Elizabeth Wakeman Henderson Foundation; AYSL Corporation; Research Triangle Institute; LLM’s Friends and Donors; Anonymous; Camden Foundation; In Memory of the Grabowski Family; Brian Hanson; and Benet’s Pharmacy.