Diane Wendt spoke today at the National Library of Medicine on “Vessels, Tubes and Tanks: Historic Biotechnologies at the Smithsonian.” Ms. Wendt is cocurator of
News and Announcements from the History of Medicine Division
From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry
By Erika Mills For some, the word “biotechnology” conjures images like super crops and cloned sheep—things created in a laboratory by manipulating DNA. While many
John F. Kennedy and the National Library of Medicine
By Kenneth M. Koyle and Jeffrey S. Reznick This week marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, an occasion to reflect
Alzheimer’s Disease Collection Received
By Margaret Kaiser ~ Recently, the Library received from the National Institute on Aging’s Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center, an excellent collection of
Martin Cummings and Transformative Change at NLM
By John Rees In His Own Words: Martin Cummings and Transformative Change at NLM The Archives and Modern Manuscripts Program recently completed a digitization project
Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture
By Erika Mills The advent of HIV/AIDS in the early 1980s bred an atmosphere of fear and confusion as people fell ill and died, questions
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PTSD and Gene Kelly’s Lost Wartime Star Turn
by Michael Sappol ~ Before there was PTSD there was shell shock and combat fatigue and Gene Kelly’s Combat Fatigue Irritability. Combat Fatigue Irritability was
Three Rare Volumes Go to New York
By Michael J. North I was quite excited when I heard that The Grolier Club of New York was staging an exhibition on the history