By Ginny A. Roth ~ The National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) collection of approximately 600 The World Health Organization (WHO) photographs is an emotional, visual
By Ginny A. Roth ~ Before the age of social media, posters were a primary form of visual communication meant to catch the public’s eye
By Ginny A. Roth ~ Annually on December 1st, World AIDS Day energizes the public to unite in the fight against AIDS and to commemorate
Now open at NLM, a special display featuring a selection of images drawn from our Prints & Photographs collection. Since the 1950s, the WHO has commissioned photojournalists to capture the transformative impact health can have on communities worldwide.
By Ginny A. Roth ~ A marvelous thing happened on March 2, 1904. A boy by the name of Theodor Seuss Geisel was born and
By Ginny A. Roth ~ Today is Valentines Day, a day associated with hearts. In fact, the entire month of February is American Heart Month.
Superstitions about black cats are common even today and are reinforced especially during Halloween. For instance, folklore tells us that if a black cat crosses your path, bad luck is sure to follow. But appearances are deceiving.
By Ginny A. Roth ~ “My heart beats more for a rougher, commoner, more vulgar art … one that offers direct access to the terrible,
By Ginny A. Roth ~ The image above features Cornelia Mercer, a pediatric nurse and nursing student at the Baltimore Union Protestant Infirmary, during her
By Ginny A. Roth ~ In 1959, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) gained the photographic talents of Gerald “Jerry” Hecht. For nearly three decades