A Historic Journey into Medicine and a Look at its Pioneers

February 09, 2000

WORCESTER, Mass. - Running March 6 - 12, A Historic Journey into Medicine and a Look at its Pioneers will be on display in the Medical School lobby. This graphic timeline, highlighting the history of healing, was created by S. Ram Upadhyay, MD, a physician with UMass Memorial Medical Group, in collaboration with the Indian Medical Association of New England. Made up of approximately 70 display boards, the timeline offers the viewer a sweeping look, from prehistoric to contemporary times, at the medical discoveries that have changed the world. Examples of pictures depicted on the boards include early methods of practicing medicine, major contributors to the profession and comic pictures exaggerating the works of medicine. According to Dr. Upadhyay, who conducted all of the research compiled for the exhibit, "It is a study of the many heroic individuals who possessed the vision and skills to make significant conquests over pain and suffering."

An opening reception and exhibit dedication will be held on March 6 from 5:30 - 7 p.m. At that time, Satya Ahuja, MD, president of the American Association of Physicians from India will give brief remarks and present the timeline to the Medical School, where it will remain on display. Three additional exhibits on display throughout the month include: photographs by Sue Sedgewick in Clinic III, Level I of the University hospital; paintings by Michael Stevens in Level I of the Benedict Building; and paintings by Carrie Crane in Levels II and III of Two Biotech. These exhibits are open for viewing during regular business hours.

"What's on View at UMMS Galleries" is sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Medical School Committee for Arts & Humanities. Exhibits featured in the Benedict Building, Clinic II and Biotech II are also made possible in collaboration with ARTSWorcester.