By Elizabeth Newton ~ The vast collections of the National Library of Medicine encompass a startling variety of topics and materials. I recently spent two
Circulating Now welcomes guest blogger Dr. Devin Orgeron, an Associate Professor at North Carolina State University, teaching courses in Film Theory, Film History Since 1940, The
By Rebecca Warlow ~ A new documentary, First in Human: The Trials of Building 10, produced by McGee Media for the Discovery Channel, explores the
By Sarah Eilers ~ Three-inch type and spinning fast, the headline hurtles toward the viewer. When it comes to a stop, you know: the Soviets
By Sarah Eilers and James Labosier ~ At the National Library of Medicine (NLM), what you see is not all you can get. The library
By Rachel James ~ I’ve spent the last year watching heart surgery in a library. I’ve been working as an intern with Sarah Eilers, who
Sarah Eilers, will speak at 2 PM ET on April 6 in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium on “Masking Devastation: Inside Anna Ladd’s Paris Studio”
Circulating Now welcomes guest blogger Erika Dyck, PhD, Professor and Canada Research Chair in the History of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. Today, Dr.
By Sarah Eilers Fluoride, a pedestrian topic? You may not think of it as an agitating one, or a source of community division and debate.
By Sarah Eilers The road to abundant life is not hard to follow and it is not expensive. So we are told in the opening
By Sarah Eilers Fifty years ago, renowned American documentary filmmaker George C. Stoney made a series of short training films tackling a tough topic: how
By Sarah Eilers Pine-cone crafts, cranberry sauce, and…poultry handling. As Thanksgiving and other winter holidays approach, many of us find ourselves thinking about these things.
Circulating Now welcomes guest blogger Cynthia Connolly. Dr. Connolly is Associate Professor of Nursing at the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History
By Sarah Owen and Sarah Eilers “Sanctuary, refuge, hospital….The doors are locked, but it’s not a prison that we enter….This is his job, his living.
Circulating Now welcomes guest blogger Magnus Vollset. Dr. Vollset is a researcher at the University of Bergen, Norway, and holds a PhD in medical history
By Sarah Eilers Vulnerability to Covert Attack. The film title seems as relevant today as it must have when it was made, in the Cold
Circulating Now welcomes guest bloggers Tatjana Buklijas, Birgit Nemec, and Katrin Pilz whose recent essay “Erdheim’s Autopsy: Dissection, motion pictures, and the politics of health
By Sarah Eilers “Daddy, you kicked George!” Paul, a small boy who’s been playing happily in the bath with his pet turtle, George, looks up
By Michael Sappol Deformed unfortunates trudge back and forth, in a darkly-lit procession, over a map of Great Britain as the soundtrack sounds anxious notes
By Sarah Eilers Today is the 40th annual Great American Smokeout. The first was held in California in 1976, and the American Cancer Society took
Circulating Now welcomes guest blogger Nikolai Krementsov. Dr. Krementsov is Professor at the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology of the
By Sarah Eilers It’s August. Students are facing summer’s end and the start of another school year. Parents are scrambling to arrange physical and dental
Circulating Now welcomes guest blogger Miriam Posner. Dr. Posner is the Digital Humanities program coordinator and a member of the core DH faculty at the
By Michael Rhode, with Michael Sappol Essay originally published in Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine, 2011. Watch the films now on NLM’s Medical
By Michael Sappol Inside Out, Pixar’s latest hit animated feature, is mainly set on the inside of a young girl’s brain. Riley, an eleven-year-old, is
By Michael Sappol A dentist invites a young boy: “Come with me, into the visual instruction room.” And with this, Ask Your Dentist, a silent
By Sarah Eilers It’s a black and white film, but it’s the white that overwhelms. A carpet of snow beneath Nordic pines, white uniforms head-to-toe,
By Sarah Eilers The Story of Wendy Hill, 1949 A “fine and wholesome” young woman, newly married, steps into the street below the office where
By Rebecca C. Warlow On October 31, 1940, just days before President Franklin Delano Roosevelt would be elected to an unprecedented third term as President
By Sophie Lipman Religion and science, two concepts sometimes viewed as incompatible today, were seen by many in the 1930s and ‘40s as mutually supportive