By Stephen J. Greenberg ~ One of the fun parts of working at the reference desk in the History of Medicine Division at the National
This roughly-printed small pamphlet documents a big catastrophe: an outbreak of bubonic plague in British Colonial India in 1897.
By Michael Sappol The “how to” is an ancient genre. There are Egyptian how-to texts (in hieroglyphics) on how to prepare mummies; Sumerian how-tos (in
By Michael North A Curator’s Welcome Here at the National Library of Medicine (NLM), it is my responsibility to oversee the Library’s special collection of
by Michael Sappol Once upon a time, long before immersive video games, the History Channel and IMAX cinema, History was Big, heroic, epic, and full