Category Archives: Guests

Circulating Now welcomes posts from guest bloggers relating to their association with NLM’s History of Medicine Division and it’s collections.

March 01

Sitting by the Fireside: African American History, Women’s History, and Food

Circulating Now welcomes guest blogger, Psyche Williams-Forson, PhD. Dr. Williams-Forson is an associate professor and chair, Department of American Studies, University of Maryland-College Park and the guest curator of NLM’s exhibition, Fire and Freedom: Food and Enslavement in Early America. Leaving the month of February, when we celebrate Black History Month, and entering March, when […]

A woman examines the throat of a young girl. November 15

The Birth of the Physician Assistant

Circulating Now welcomes guest blogger Loren Miller, PhD. Dr. Miller is a curatorial assistant at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and guest curator of NLM’s exhibition, Physician Assistants: Collaboration and Care. The physician assistant (PA) profession started as a uniquely American career that developed as a reaction to the changing […]

October 12

Marshfield Clinic’s 100-Year Contribution to the Future of Medicine

Circulating Now welcomes guest blogger Rachel V. Stankowski, PhD, scientific research writer at the Marshfield Clinic, located in Marshfield, Wisconsin.  Dr. Stankowski offers a view of the Marshfield clinic on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.  The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and its National Library of Medicine (NLM) are widely recognized as representing the […]

Four nurses pose for smiling candid photos outdoors. October 06

Fresh Air and the White Plague

Circulating Now welcomes guest blogger Cynthia Connolly. Dr. Connolly is Associate Professor of Nursing at the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. She is a pediatric nurse and historian. She studies the history of children’s health and social welfare policy and practice in the […]

Illustration of different kinds of people coming together as in a rally or demonstration. August 09

Power to the People: Washington Gives Back

By Jennifer Brier, Anne Armstrong, Julie Kutruff, Erin Carlson Mast, Patricia Tuohy Creative individuals and institutions in Washington DC have moved beyond what often comes to mind when people think of “Washington museums.” Power to the People: Washington Gives Back was a panel featured during this year’s annual conference of the American Alliance of Museums, […]

A large building with a long colonnaded porch in a tropical setting. July 06

Leprosy in India, ca. 1931

Circulating Now welcomes guest blogger Magnus Vollset. Dr. Vollset is a researcher at the University of Bergen, Norway, and holds a PhD in medical history from the same institution. Leprosy in India [Lepra in India in the original German] is a hard film to watch. In the course of its 12 minutes, it puts before […]

A book held open on a table. May 10

“Beyond Chicken Soup” with a Taste of NLM

By Karen Falk and Jeffrey S. Reznick During the past few years, the NLM History of Medicine Division has loaned items from its collections for display in a number of prominent public exhibitions, at venues including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution. Most recently, several rare books and […]