By Erika Mills ~ People have studied and speculated about the innerworkings of the body for millennia, but there had been few efforts to illustrate
By Erika Mills ~ English poet and playwright William Shakespeare (1564–1616) created characters that are among the richest and most recognizable in all of literature.
Circulating Now welcomes guest blogger Theodore (ted) Kerr to discuss his research in the AIDS poster collection at the National Library of Medicine and his
By Erika Mills ~ This year, October 24–30 is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. Exposure to lead can cause neurological and cognitive issues, kidney damage,
By Erika Mills ~ People continually create and recreate history, adjusting their focus to find answers to ever-changing questions. Over the past 200 years, physicians,
By Erika Mills ~ In 1970, the National Library of Medicine featured an exhibition about pollution called The Darkening Day. The modern environmental movement had
By Erika Mills ~ In the June 5, 1981 edition of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), the CDC described a rare lung infection
Libraries, museums, and organizations throughout the United States and across the world host National Library of Medicine (NLM) traveling exhibitions. These sites plan and present
NLM collection items reveal how data has informed scientists’ understanding of Zika and its impact on the health of individuals and communities around the world.
By Patricia Tuohy~ I am not an historian of medicine. However, many of the historians of medicine with whom I’ve worked have wryly talked about