SIU School of Medicine

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Department of Medical Humanities


Allona Beasley Mitchell, M.F.A.
Registrar, Pearson Museum
Curator of Exhibits


Research Interests

  • Literature and medicine
  • Images and medicine
  • Medical history
  • Medical artifacts
  • Medical archives


  • The Lincolns and Mid-19th Century Medicine
  • Major Discoveries in Medical History that Changed Our World
  • 40th Year Anniversary, SIU School of Medicine
  • Curiosity Cabinet
  • Vintage Laboratory Objects

Degrees and Granting Institutions

  • B.S., Human and Environmental Sciences; Murray State University, Kentucky
  • M.F.A., Writing; Columbia College, Chicago