There will be a series of talks, seminars (lunch) and an excellent ongoing exhibit here at the NIH's Library of Medicine that aims to explore medieval medicine and the cultural, ethical, and medical underpinnings of Harry Potter's World.
OK... yes, US tax payer money is paying for this... I won't even ask how... but since I work at the NIH, I'm definitely going and just going to enjoy it.
Also, the events are open to the public (you have to go through security though, no biggie), so if you are interested and live in the DC area - head over to the above URL and consider coming to the NIH for something different. The exhibit Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine will be on display at the National Library of Medicine from September 15, 2008 until December 31, 2008.
Heck, if your planning on coming to any of the events, let me know too!
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