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The Digging is the Least Thing of All: Health & Medicine at the Panama Canal

03/26, 2022 – 02/28, 2023 in the Smathers Library Nahmad Panama Canal Gallery, 1st floor. The tremendous public health infrastructure necessary before and during Panama Canal construction evolved into an equally monumental and vital system designed to protect the Canal’s functioning and keep the people operating it safe from injury and disease. Individuals living at the Canal had typical healthcare needs, but they also faced unique and significant challenges brought on by their location at the crossroads of global trade. Curated by Elizabeth Bemis.

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