The Robert B. Greenblatt, MD Library proudly presents our 60th Anniversary History Lectures on October 18, 2023, 4:30-5:30 p.m., in the Historical Collections and Archives Room. Light refreshments will be served.

Dr. Robert Nesbit will give a lecture on the Library’s namesake, Robert B. Greenblatt, MD, an internationally known endocrinologist and Professor Emeritus of the Medical College of Georgia who passed away in 1987.

While Dr. Nesbit is a Professor Emeritus of Surgery at MCG, he is also a scholar of history. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in history from Harvard University and he continues to offer an elective in medical history at MCG. Dr. Nesbit has presented history lectures before at the Greenblatt Library. Earlier this year he presented papers at the American Osler Society meeting in London and at the British Society for the History of Medicine in Cardiff, Wales; he is a member of both societies. Dr. Nesbit is also a past president of the Augusta Historical Society and the Southern Association for the History of Medicine and Science.

Renée Sharrock will give a presentation on the history of the Greenblatt Library. Ms. Sharrock has worked in the Library’s Historical Collections and Archives for 19 years. During the process of cataloging and arranging the archives of the AU Health Sciences Campus she has discovered little known facts of history related to the Campus and to the Greenblatt Library. Her presentation will include photographs and archival material to emphasize the rich history of the Library from its beginning in 1834.

Two exhibits corresponding to these lectures will be on display. The numerous awards Dr. Greenblatt received during his illustrious career, including the Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur, will be on display in the HCA Room. A visual history of the Greenblatt Library will be showcased in the new exhibit cases outside the HCA Room. The Segregated Doctoring exhibit will also be on display in the new exhibit cases.