This portion of the exhibit, Illuminations: Revisiting the Buffalo Pan-American Exposition of 1901, provides a fascinating glimpse into the general state of health care and medical technology available at the turn of the century. What could attendees at the Exposition expect in terms of hygiene and health care? Were restroom facilities provided, and were they kept clean? Were doctors and medical equipment available on the grounds? Who drove the ambulance that carried the wounded President McKinley?
From Birth to Death is part of a larger site devoted to the Buffalo Pan-American Exposition of 1901. By examining the health care provided at such a large popular event, this site offers an interesting perspective on the state of health and medicine at the turn of the century. The heart of the site is made up of eight articles detailing topics ranging from lavatory facilities to several of the fair's medical exhibits. The articles are also supplemented by images and quotes. At least one more article on international nursing conventions may also be added soon.