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FSU College of Medicine to unveil exhibit of historic medicare documents

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The Florida State University College of Medicine on Wednesday will unveil an exhibit related to the historic passage of Medicare and recognize retired Tallahassee physician Charles Mathews, who donated several items.
Mathews attended the first meeting on Medicare at the White House with President Lyndon Johnson in 1966 and recently donated the materials provided for that meeting. Other items on display are the pen President Johnson used to sign the Medicare bill, and historic photos and documents from the Claude Pepper Papers, housed at the Claude Pepper Library. The items will be permanently housed at the university’s Claude Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy.
In addition to Mathews, others scheduled to participate in the unveiling ceremony are College of Medicine Dean John P. Fogarty; Dr. Ken Brummel-Smith, chair of the Department of Geriatrics; and representatives from the Pepper Institute. The event will take place:

10 A.M.