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
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
By Anne Rothfeld ~ Coffee shops today are ubiquitous: nearly every street corner, airport, hotel, grocery store offers coffee in a myriad of forms. Yet,
By Nicole Baker ~ For centuries, sleep paralysis has afflicted people around the world. Known colloquially in English as “old hag” syndrome, sleep paralysis has
An interview with John Mathew, PhD on his NLM History Talk and his work on cultural memories of pandemics in India.
An interview with Kim Gallon, PhD, MS, MLIS, on her NLM History Talk and her work in digital humanities and Africana Studies.
Welcome to a virtual tour of the historical collections of the National Library of Medicine. Today we are featuring collections about aging.
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
An interview with Kylie M. Smith PhD on her NLM History Talk and her work on racial segregation in psychiatric hospitals.
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