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News and Announcements from the History of Medicine Division

Glass slide with color image of a nightmare. April 20

Illuminating St. Elizabeths at the National Building Museum

Circulating Now welcomes guest blogger Sarah A. Leavitt, Curator at the National Building Museum. Her latest exhibition Architecture of an Asylum: St. Elizabeths 1852-2017 includes materials on loan from NLM historical collections. They had me at “Nightmare Turtle.” The National Library of Medicine has a robust collection of scholarly books and fascinating pamphlets. But what […]

Detail of a handwritten page of a book titled: a wound drink. April 13

Digitizing Material Culture: Handwritten Recipe Books, 1600–1900

By John Rees Cookbooks and recipe books have always been popular with students of history and family genealogy. They are tangible artifacts of past lives lived that we can often trace back directly to our immediate or distant relatives offering a historical window perhaps even into dishes and remedies we still use today or fondly […]

Three nurses and a dog pose wear white with the red cross symbol outside a red cross tent. April 06

World War I Centenary Forum: A Call to Service

Ginny A. Roth, will speak at 2 PM ET today, April 6 in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium on “A Call to Service: Women Represented in American Red Cross Posters and Postcards During World War I” as part of the Library’s World War I Centenary Forum. Circulating Now interviewed her about her work. Circulating Now: […]

A group of nurses pose in a city. April 05

World War I Centenary Forum: The Frances Dupuy Fletcher Photo Album

Stephen J. Greenberg, will speak at 2 PM ET on April 6 in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium on “The Frances Dupuy Fletcher Photo Album” as part of the Library’s World War I Centenary Forum. Circulating Now interviewed him about his work. Circulating Now: Please tell us a little about yourself. Where are you from? […]

A bearded man holds a mask by his face. April 04

World War I Centenary Forum: Masking Devastation

Sarah Eilers, will speak at 2 PM ET on April 6 in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium on “Masking Devastation: Inside Anna Ladd’s Paris Studio” as part of the Library’s World War I Centenary Forum. Circulating Now interviewed her about her work. Circulating Now: Please tell us a little about yourself. Where are you from? […]

The Medical Department of the United States Army in the World War April 03

World War I Centenary Forum: Stories from the NLM Collections

By Jeffrey S. Reznick and Anne Rothfeld One hundred years ago, on April 2, 1917, US President Woodrow Wilson spoke to the US Congress requesting a declaration of war against Germany, arguing that “the world must be made safe for democracy.”  Four days later, on April 6, Congress declared war on Germany and her allies. […]

Woman with glasses screaming March 30

LSD: Insight or Insanity?, 1968

Circulating Now welcomes guest blogger Erika Dyck, PhD, Professor and Canada Research Chair in the History of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. Today, Dr. Dyck shares some insights on a recently digitized film in the Library’s collection highlighted in our Medical Movies on the Web project. For Rebels, it’s a Kick… It’s the late […]