Welcome to a virtual tour of the historical collections of the National Library of Medicine. Today we are featuring collections about aging.
Category: Rare Books & Journals
Pre-1914 books and serials, pre-1871 journals, and pamphlets and dissertations, and early Western and Islamic manuscripts.
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.
Anatomy Set in Stone
In 2016, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) fielded a reference request seeking high resolution images of an anatomical atlas from our Historical Anatomies website
Studies in the Anatomy of the Nervous System and Connective Tissue, 1875–76
By Eva Åhrén ~ Originally published in Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine, 2011. It was owned by Charles Darwin, Jean-Martin Charcot, Hermann von
Bertillon’s Statistical Analysis of the 1889–1890 Influenza Epidemic
Circulating Now welcomes guest bloggers E. Thomas Ewing, PhD, Anna Pletch, and Brooke Breighner from Virginia Tech to share their research on French statistician Jacqes
Islamic Medical Manuscripts in the National Library of Israel Collections
An interview with Samuel Thrope, PhD on his NLM History Talk and his work with Islamic medical manuscripts.
Shakespeare and the Four Humors
By Erika Mills ~ English poet and playwright William Shakespeare (1564–1616) created characters that are among the richest and most recognizable in all of literature.
Merleau-Ponty, Descartes, and the Meaning of Painting
An interview with William D. Adams, PhD on his NLM History Talk and his research on visual perception and art.
Necessary Instructions About Measles, 1824
By Margaret Kaiser ~ The National Library of Medicine recently acquired a rare work on measles in Japan. Mashin Hitsuyo (Necessary Instructions About Measles) was