By Ginny A. Roth ~ Magic lantern slides were known for their colorful and dramatic qualities. This slide, as used for therapeutic purposes at St. Elizabeths Hospital, a psychiatric hospital in Washington, D.C. that opened in 1855.
Those who preserved the newspapers of 1918 served modern researchers well, today NLM preserves web content on epidemics and other health topics for the benefit of future historical research.
By Jeffrey S. Reznick and Ginny A. Roth ~ Beginning today and through the month of December, Circulating Now offers a series of posts that
By Erika Mills ~ Currently, 35 million people around the world are living with HIV. Many lack access to vital information and resources that would
By Stephen J. Greenberg Recently, the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, a unit of the Smithsonian Institution specializing in Asian Art, approached NLM to borrow materials
In this thanksgiving discourse from 1795, when our nation was still very young, the speaker renders thanks for peace and for fruitful seasons and ends with special gratitude for the swift end of an epidemic fever.
By Ginny A. Roth This 1989 poster from the American Cancer Society (ACS) features pop culture icon Leonard Nimoy, as his character Mr. Spock from
By Kenneth M. Koyle and Jeffrey S. Reznick This week marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, an occasion to reflect
By Margaret Kaiser ~ Recently, the Library received from the National Institute on Aging’s Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center, an excellent collection of
By Kenneth M. Koyle ~ When the United States entered the “Great War” in April of 1917, doctors and nurses were among the first volunteers