Traveling Exhibit: The Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and "The Yellow Wall-Paper"
Tompkins-McCaw Library is proud to host the traveling exhibit "The Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and 'The Yellow Wall-Paper'" through May 2 in the Special Collections & Archives Reading Room, room 1-032. The exhibit, sponsored by the History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine, examines a nineteenth-century writer's challenge to the medical profession and the relationship between science and society. Artist and writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman, who was discouraged from pursuing a career to preserve her health, rejected the ideas in a terrifying short story titled "The Yellow Wall-Paper." The famous tale served as an indictment of the medical profession and the social conventions restricting women's professional and creative opportunities. For more information, visit the official exhibit website: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/theliteratureofprescription/