By Kelly West ~ When I consider that I was once a sickly, premature baby brought into this world while my mother was on the
Posts highlighting the products, services, and activities of the NLM’s Exhibition Program.
Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons
By Erika Mills ~ African Americans have always practiced medicine, as physicians, healers, midwives, or “root doctors.” Early black physicians became skilled practitioners, trained generations
The Many Faces of Diabetes: Complications and Debility in Late 20th Century America
An interview with Richard M. Mizelle, Jr. on his NLM History Talk and his work on health disparities.
Top 9 of 2022 from NLM Collections on Instagram
By Krista Stracka ~ Happy New Year! Before we dig into 2023, we’re taking a moment to count down last year’s most-liked Instagram posts from
By Erika Mills ~ People have studied and speculated about the innerworkings of the body for millennia, but there had been few efforts to illustrate
NLM Collections Tour: Aging
Welcome to a virtual tour of the historical collections of the National Library of Medicine. Today we are featuring collections about aging.
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.
NLM Collections Tour: Nutrition
Welcome to a virtual tour of the historical collections of the National Library of Medicine. Today we are featuring collections about nutrition.
Emotions and Disease
The National Library of Medicine recently redesigned the online presentation of its exhibition Emotions and Disease. Held in the Library’s building in Bethesda, MD, 25
NLM Collections Tour: HIV/AIDS
Welcome to a virtual tour of the historical collections of the National Library of Medicine. To commemorate the 40 years that the US has been responding to the crisis, this post features materials related to HIV/AIDS.