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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.

Nelly Iberra

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Spring 2022 SOURCE magazine now available

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SOURCE offers the reader an opportunity to view remarkable materials from our collections, learn about our innovative research and collaborations…

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Dean’s Message – 05/10/22

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Welcome to the University of Florida and to the George A. Smathers Libraries! We are happy to see you on campus and online. Based on university…

Dean Judy

Recently Processed, Expanded or Revised…

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The following collections in the Special and Area Studies Department have been recently processed, expanded or revised at the University of…

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