By Ginny A. Roth ~ The National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) collection of approximately 600 The World Health Organization (WHO) photographs is an emotional, visual
Welcome to a virtual tour of the historical collections of the National Library of Medicine. Today we are featuring collections about epidemics.
By Elizabeth Mullen ~ As the end of October approaches many people begin to think about costumes. A Halloween mask could frighten your friends, hide
Circulating Now welcomes guest bloggers Katherine Randall, Linsey C. Marr, PhD, and E. Thomas Ewing, PhD to explore the history of public health messaging during the 1918 influenza epidemic.
By Alyssa Picard ~ Originally published in Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine, 2011. Will you be able to find a good dentist when
By Ginny A. Roth ~ Before the age of social media, posters were a primary form of visual communication meant to catch the public’s eye
In 2019, Circulating Now published two blog posts about a scrapbook NLM had recently acquired. One post related the history of Leek Island Military Hospital
By Charles Rosenberg ~ Originally published in Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine, 2011. The history of public health cannot be understood without artifacts
By Sarah Eilers ~ A simple act of personal hygiene that practically every human carries out daily is key to preventing the spread of viral
By Ginny A. Roth ~ Annually on December 1st, World AIDS Day energizes the public to unite in the fight against AIDS and to commemorate