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Black Pills

Distillations Podcast

Episode 7 from the Innate: How Science Invented the Myth of Race series.
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Yellow Fever at the Lazaretto

Saturday, April 1 | 2–4pm

Join us as we explore the disease’s legacy with a lecture and guided tour of America’s first quarantine station. This free event is part of the Institute’s Innate: How Science Invented the Myth of Race project.
Glenn Seaborg shaking hands with Lyndon B. Johnson

Dr. Seaborg Goes to Washington

Collections Blog

And then goes back. And then back again. And back again...
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Percy Julian and the False Promise of Exceptionalism

Distillations Article

Reflecting on the trailblazing chemist’s fight for dignity and the myths we tell about our scientific heroes. This article is part of the Institute’s Innate: How Science Invented the Myth of Race project.
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Othmer Library After Hours

Tuesday, April 25 | 6–8pm

Join us for our first annual library open house in honor of National Library Week! Taste a book cake, make a craft, adopt a rare book from our collections, and much more.

The Science History Institute collects and shares the stories of the innovators and scientific discoveries that shape our lives. We preserve and interpret the history of chemistry, engineering, and the life sciences.

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