The Apollo 11 Preliminary Science Report, 1969 is included in a collection of materials NLM acquired from NASA in 2014. Discover NASA historical materials and NASA funded medical research in NLM collections.
By Michael Sappol ~ Originally published in Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine, 2011. There he sits in retirement, still bearing the legend “Examined
By Tannaz Motevalli, Sarah Eilers, Laura Hartman, and Erika Mills In the previous blog post “Data Science in Politics of Yellow Fever: Medical Research Before
Mosquito control education materials from the early 20th century—from changing the landscape to chemical insecticides.
The National Library of Medicine’s Scan-on-Demand program provides the public with offsite access to digitized copies of historical medical materials published before 1924.
By Harold J. Cook ~ Originally published in Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine, 2011. Horti Medici Amstelodamensis Rariorum … Plantarum Historia (the title
By Krista Stracka ~ The National Library of Medicine recently digitized a 1501 edition of what is commonly considered the first printed book on distillation.
By Laura Hartman ~ It may seem hard to believe that a random scribbling or doodle on an empty page or margin of an old
This collection of arsenic-laden wallpaper samples required special housing. NLM conservators encapsulated the pages in polyester film, welded shut with support from Smithsonian Libraries…
Recipe books from the 18th century hold a combination of food recipes, herbal remedies, and other such household creations thought to improve health. Powell’s “ginger bread” recipe includes ingredients easily found in today’s grocery store and provides measures still in use today.