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Bread + Medicine: Saving Lives in a Time of Famine

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Bread + Medicine: Saving Lives in a Time of Famine

Monday, February 6, 2023
10am to 4pm PT

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Hoover Tower, Lou Henry Hoover Gallery
550 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford, CA 94305
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The Hoover Institution Library & Archives presents Bread + Medicine: Saving Lives in a Time of Famine, which brings to light an American rescue operation during the catastrophic famine in Soviet Russia and Ukraine a century ago. The American Relief Administration, led by humanitarian Herbert Hoover, distributed food to millions of people. Yet, while food saved many lives, the ARA’s medical relief campaign proved to be equally critical to the mission’s success.

Through photographs and archival material, visitors will discover the medical plight of those suffering from starvation and meet the American doctors and local medical teams who worked together to prevent a potentially devastating spread of disease. The ARA’s medical campaign included supplying drugs and medical equipment on a massive scale, launching a sanitary offensive to curb contagion, and vaccinating millions. America’s intervention saved countless lives and revitalized medical care for tens of millions in a time of desperate need.

Bread + Medicine: Saving Lives in a Time of Famine is open to the public at the Hoover Tower weekdays, 10am-4pm. Reserve your free entry ticket today on our eventbrite webpage!

Beginning in January 2023, the Hoover Institution Library & Archives will provide free weekly tours of our exhibition galleries to the public. Tours will be offered on Thursdays at 11:00 AM on a first-come-first-served basis. Exhibition gallery reservations are required.

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