An interview with Samuel Thrope, PhD on his NLM History Talk and his work with Islamic medical manuscripts.
Circulating Now welcomes guest blogger Richard Tait, PhD, who shares his research on a rare incunable in the National Library of Medicine’s collection. Dr. Tait
By Pia F. Cuneo ~ Originally published in Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine, 2011. Just as there are many different kinds of people,
By Laura Hartman ~ Today, as many Western Christian churches celebrate All Saints’ Day, it seems fitting to remember the saints in the historical collections
By Krista Stracka ~ The National Library of Medicine recently digitized a 1501 edition of what is commonly considered the first printed book on distillation.
By Atalanta Grant-Suttie ~ Latin has been part of the fabric of communication in the Western World for centuries. It was the scholarly and administrative
By Margaret Kaiser ~ Herbs have been grown and used as medicine for thousands of years. Le Traicte des eaues artificielles les vertus & propriétés
Fire and Freedom: Food and Enslavement in Early America recognizes the ways in which meals can tell us how power is exchanged between and among different peoples, races, genders, and classes.
By Atalanta Grant-Suttie Some people think palmistry (or chiromancy as it is sometimes known) is hocus pocus and that it is all nonsense. How can
Mosquito bites can be serious, some of the insects are vectors for diseases.