Online Exhibits@Yale

Credits and acknowledgements

About the curator

This exhibition was curated in 2018 by Stanley Simbonis intern Emma Brennan-Wydra. Emma is an alumna of Yale College (TC '15) and a master's student at the University of Michigan School of Information, where she studies library and information science. Drawing on her undergraduate double major in Chemistry and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Emma researches the intersections of science/medicine, education, gender, and power.


A 2017 gift of Codding medical illustrations from Dorothy K. Robinson, from the collection of Franklin and Gloria Robinson, spurred the creation of this exhibition.  Emma Brennan-Wydra processed the archives and created a finding aid for the collection of Codding illustrations.  Additionally, Yale School of Medicine celebrated 100 years of women in medicine at a June 2018 symposium, providing a great opportunity to think about the role of women in Harvey Cushing's world.

This exhibition would not have been possible without the assistance and support of many people. The curator would like to thank:

Melissa Grafe, John R. Bumstead Librarian for Medical History and Head of the Medical Historical Library, for her fearless leadership, ongoing mentorship, and (nearly) endless special knowledge.

Toby Appel, Research Affiliate in the History of Medicine and former Historical Librarian, for her guidance and wisdom in all things archival.

Cathy Pate, Brigham and Women's Hospital Archivist, for sharing invaluable information and access to resources under her purview.

Yale University Manuscripts and Archives and the Center for the History of Medicine at the Countway Library of Medicine, for providing physical and digital access to photographs, correspondence, and other archival materials without which this exhibition would not be nearly as rich.

Terry Dagradi, Cushing Center Coordinator, for the use of her beautiful space for the physical version of this exhibition.

Kelly Perry, Lead Digitization Technical Assistant, for her assistance and expertise in making the digital physical and making the physical digital.

Megann Licskai, for help with gluing (but not cutting), for editing the physical labels and online exhibition text, and for her friendship.

Charlotte Abney SalomonDorota Peglow, and Christopher Zollo, for endless good humor in the Medical Historical Library.

Jan GloverSarah PickmanJudy Spak, and many others, for serving as sounding boards and founts of knowledge throughout various stages of the curation process.

Credits and acknowledgements