By Michael J. North ~ Chocolate for Valentine’s Day shows affection, but chocolate also has a history as a medicine.
By Michael J. North The Medical Heritage Library has achieved an important milestone by adding the 50,000th item to its online collection housed in Internet
By Ginny A. Roth This 1491 woodcut illustration from the herbal Ortus Sanitatis shows the horse, a symbol of nobility, class, speed and perseverance in
By Michael Sappol Human Faces, What They Mean! How to Read Personal Character, 1872 If you live in the 19th century, as I do, and
By Shannon Lu Every year, with half the school year behind them, high school and college students begin to fret about summer plans, jobs, and
Dr. Stephen Craig spoke today at the National Library of Medicine on “Sir John Pringle, MD, Early Scottish Enlightenment Thought & the Origins of Modern
By Michael J. North Today we commemorate the 300th anniversary of the birth of Percivall Pott (1714–1788), an English surgeon who is known as one
By Michael North ~ Today marks the 499th birthday of the great, 16th-century anatomist Andreas Vesalius, born on December 31, 1514. Throughout 2014 Circulating Now
By Margaret Kaiser Silas Weir Mitchell (1829–1914) was among the foremost physicians of his time and a prolific writer of both scientific and literary works.
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