The magic in J. K. Rowling’s series of Harry Potter
novels is partially based on Renaissance traditions that played an
important role in the development of Western science, including alchemy,
astrology, and natural philosophy. Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine in Harry Potter's World
explores the intersection of these worlds, featuring highlights from
the collections of the History of Medicine Division from the National
Library of Medicine. The exhibition will be held in the Southeast reading area on the third floor of the Central Library, in the Business/Sciences Department. The exhibition will be available during library hours.