By Michael North This post is the first in a series exploring the National Library of Medicine’s rich and varied collection of “herbals,” which are
By Michael North Today marks the 500th anniversary of the death of one of the most important figures in the printing of early Humanist texts
By Michael J. North Some of the oldest materials in the historical collections of the National Library of Medicine are on the subject of natural
Still looking for a costume idea for Halloween? Find inspiration in this 1962 series of 12 prints “2300 Years of Medical Costume: Distinctive Garb of the Medical and Related Professions from the Time of Hippocrates and the Napoleonic Era.”
By Ginny A. Roth This 1491 woodcut illustration from the herbal Ortus Sanitatis shows the horse, a symbol of nobility, class, speed and perseverance in
By Ginny A. Roth
Halloween is not a night for the faint of heart. This frighteningly festive 15th century woodcut from the Nuremberg Chronicle is captioned by a celebratory Latin verse which speaks of death as a friend.