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 Alyssa Gabay ~ During the two decades following World War II, Dr. Arthur Voorhees and Dr. Michael E. DeBakey emerged as medical pioneers. This
By James Labosier and John Rees ~ An important new archival collection, the Stanley N. Cohen Papers (1948–2016), is now available at the National Library
Recipe books from the 18th century hold a combination of food recipes, herbal remedies, and other such household creations thought to improve health. Powell’s “ginger bread” recipe includes ingredients easily found in today’s grocery store and provides measures still in use today.
By Susan Crawford ~ My grandfather, John T. Brundage, MD was the only doctor in Moscow, Pennsylvania, a community of about 1000 people. Practicing medicine
By Sanders Marble ~ In November 2017, I was fortunate to get an NLM Michael E. Debakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine to explore
By Susan L. Speaker ~ The newspaper headlines on November 11, 1918 were exultant: after more than four long years, the Great War was over!
By Susan L. Speaker ~ After the United States entered the World War in April 1917, Dr. Wilbur Sawyer, a 37-year-old public health administrator with
By Susan L. Speaker and Christie Moffatt ~ In October 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared the current opioid epidemic a
By Divyansh Agarwal ~ A seemingly typical Sunday evening in Louisiana, September 8, 1935, was about to become extraordinary. The House of Representatives had organized