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Friday, April 12, 2013

Elaine Challacombe's Retirement Lecture and Reception

Lecture in Honor of Elaine Challacombe's retirement, "A Personal Story of the Blending of Bibliomania and Historical Scholarship" presented by Dr. W. Bruce Fye in honor of Elaine Challacombe's retirement as curator of the Owen H. Wangesteen Historical Library of Medicine. The lecture will be held on Thursday, April 18th at 4:30pm in the Wangensteen Library. Reservations requested.

You are invited to
Elaine Challacombe's retirement reception

You are cordially invited to a lecture by historian of medicine and bibliophile Dr. W. Bruce Fye in honor of Elaine Challacombe's retirement as curator of the Owen H. Wangensteen Historical Library of Medicine. Dr. Fye, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Medical History at the Mayo Clinic, will present, "A Personal Story of the Blending of Bibliomania and Historical Scholarship."
ElaineThursday, April 18, 2013 at 4:30 p.m.
Reception to follow.
Wangensteen Library
568 Diehl Hall
Essex St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Online Reservation Requested
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To honor Elaine and her great contributions to the Wangensteen Collection, we have established the Elaine Challacombe Visiting Scholar Fund. The Challacombe Fund will allow researchers, students, and independent scholars to come to the Wangensteen Library and take advantage of the truly remarkable collections that Elaine has nurtured and developed over her 24 years as curator.
Contribute to the Elaine Challacombe Visiting Scholar Fund
NOTE: Please specify that your gift is in honor of Elaine Challacombe.
Learn more about the fund
Elaine Challacombe has enjoyed a successful career in Rare Books and Special Collections, first at the Strong Museum in Rochester, NY, and later at the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine. Under Elaine's leadership the collection has expanded in scope and content, growing from 30,000 books to approximately 70,000 volumes, many of them valuable and unique items in medical history.
Bruce FyeDr. W. Bruce Fye received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Johns Hopkins, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha. After completing a medical residency at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, he returned to Hopkins for his cardiology fellowship. He was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar when he received a master's degree from the Institute of the History of Medicine.
In 1978, Dr. Fye established the echocardiography laboratory at the Marshfield Clinic and was chief of cardiology from 1981 to 1999. He joined the cardiovascular division of the Mayo Clinic in 2000 and is a Professor of Medicine and the History of Medicine. He has been director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Medical History since 2006. Dr. Fye is a past president of the American Osler Society (1988-1989), the American College of Cardiology (2002-2003), and the American Association for the History of Medicine (2008-1010). He is the author of more than 200 historical and biographical papers and two books.
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