By Margaret Kaiser ~ On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 crew members Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon.
By Michael Sappol ~ Originally published in Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine, 2011. There he sits in retirement, still bearing the legend “Examined
The National Library of Medicine recently acquired the Patient/Problem Oriented Medical Record System Archives, a collection of materials related to the development of an early
Circulating Now welcomes guest blogger Robin Wolfe Scheffler, the Leo Marx Career Development Assistant Professor in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at the
In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the first commercial available vaccine to prevent rubella, NLM launched the exhibition Rashes to Research: Scientists and Parents
By Tannaz Motevalli, Sarah Eilers, Laura Hartman, and Erika Mills In the previous blog post “Data Science in Politics of Yellow Fever: Medical Research Before
Items in this exhibition are not only examples of data or data sets; each item represents a piece of information developed from data by early American physicians, epidemiologists, authors, and others.
By James Labosier ~ Howard Bishop was confident that he knew what was best for people and that people needed to be told. In the
“The long looked for day has come and it is passed and all the toil is over for its attainment.”
Andrew T. Simpson, Ph.D. will give the annual Michael E. DeBakey Lecture on May 23, 2019 at 2:00 ET in the Lister Hill Auditorium at
Mosquito control education materials from the early 20th century—from changing the landscape to chemical insecticides.
The National Library of Medicine’s Scan-on-Demand program provides the public with offsite access to digitized copies of historical medical materials published before 1924.
At last, Dr. Bayne-Jones received word that he would be released from army service in May 1919. By early June, he was back in the U.S. for the first time in over two years.
By Harold J. Cook ~ Originally published in Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine, 2011. Horti Medici Amstelodamensis Rariorum … Plantarum Historia (the title
By James Labosier ~ Every murder is unique. Two nineteen-year-old sons of wealthy Chicago families kill a neighborhood boy in 1924 because they think they’re
To commemorate Women’s History Month, NLM launched the exhibition Rise, Serve, Lead! America’s Women Physicians on March 4th. Rise Serve Lead! features a database of
By Krista Stracka ~ The National Library of Medicine recently digitized a 1501 edition of what is commonly considered the first printed book on distillation.
By Stephen J. Greenberg ~ Last month, on February 7, 2019, forty-five members of the Washington Conservation Guild (WCG) held their floating monthly meeting in
By Ginny A. Roth ~ A marvelous thing happened on March 2, 1904. A boy by the name of Theodor Seuss Geisel was born and
An interview with Oliver Gaycken, PhD, a contributer to Medicine on Screen: Films and Essays from NLM.