Library system to display traveling exhibit

SEQUIM — The North Olympic Library System will display “Take Two and Call Me in the Morning: The Story of Aspirin Revisited” from Monday through May 11.

The traveling exhibit will be on display at the temporary location of the Sequim Branch Library, 609 W. Washington St.

The exhibit, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine and curated by Anne Rothfeld, examines how modern organic chemistry and technology isolated, then synthesized a natural substance into a medication that is now common worldwide.

Although people used willow bark to relieve pain and treat fevers for centuries, it wasn’t until the late 1800s that scientists developed an analog of the active ingredient in willow bark, creating aspirin.

In the late 20th century, scientists began examining aspirin for benefits beyond pain relief and fever reduction.

The exhibit includes a companion website with a selection of health information resources and a digital gallery of items from the historical collections of the National Library of Medicine.

For more information, visit https://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/the-story-of-aspirin/index.html.

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