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Frankenstein Turns 200: Exploring Health, Ethics, and Innovation through the Humanities

About the Initiative

One of the most famous literary works of all time, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus has been a foundational element of our cultural imagination. Now, 200 years after its publication, the novel continues to challenges us to explore what it means to be human in the face of scientific and medical discoveries, research, and practice.

To celebrate the novel’s 200th anniversary, MUSC will join health care and academic institutions across the nation in an exploration of the novel’s continued relevance and impact for those in health science research, education, and practice. Throughout the year, MUSC will offer events designed to explore the themes and questions that arise from the novel and apply them to our work today. 

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