By Krista Stracka ~ Happy New Year! Before we dig into 2023, we’re taking a moment to count down last year’s most-liked Instagram posts from
Category: Rare Books & Journals
Pre-1914 books and serials, pre-1871 journals, and pamphlets and dissertations, and early Western and Islamic manuscripts.
Medicine and Miracle in a Medieval Monastery
Circulating Now welcomes guest blogger Winston Black, PhD, from St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, Canada, to share his research on the oldest European
EggNog in History, Health, and Hospitality
By Anne Rothfeld ~ Culinary historians have traced the origins of egg-nog to the medieval British punch called “posset,” warm milk curdled with alcohol such
Coffee Rationing During World War II
By Anne Rothfeld ~ Coffee shops today are ubiquitous: nearly every street corner, airport, hotel, grocery store offers coffee in a myriad of forms. Yet,
Night-Mares in the Stacks
By Nicole Baker ~ For centuries, sleep paralysis has afflicted people around the world. Known colloquially in English as “old hag” syndrome, sleep paralysis has
Socio-Cultural Responses within India during Times of Pandemic Disease
An interview with John Mathew, PhD on his NLM History Talk and his work on cultural memories of pandemics in India.
Shutting the Digital Back Door
An interview with Kim Gallon, PhD, MS, MLIS, on her NLM History Talk and her work in digital humanities and Africana Studies.
NLM Collections Tour: Aging
Welcome to a virtual tour of the historical collections of the National Library of Medicine. Today we are featuring collections about aging.
The Ambulances of Antietam
By Kenneth M. Koyle ~ In an earlier post Benjamin Forrest discussed the travails of the Union Army’s Ambulance Corps in the Civil War. This
Jim Crow in the Asylum: Psychiatry and Civil Rights in the American South
An interview with Kylie M. Smith PhD on her NLM History Talk and her work on racial segregation in psychiatric hospitals.