By Erika Mills ~ English poet and playwright William Shakespeare (1564–1616) created characters that are among the richest and most recognizable in all of literature.
Merleau-Ponty, Descartes, and the Meaning of Painting
An interview with William D. Adams, PhD on his NLM History Talk and his research on visual perception and art.
An Articella in Catalan, 1475
By Margaret Kaiser ~ The National Library of Medicine recently acquired a rare manuscript related to the Ancient Greek physician Galen. It is an Articella—a
Defoe and the Plague Year
By Stephen J. Greenberg ~ Until recently, if one thought of Daniel Defoe at all, it was of Robinson Crusoe, alone (well, not quite alone)
Revealing Data: Ars de Statica Medicina, 1614
Circulating Now welcomes guest blogger Caterina Agostini, who discusses a recent acquisition at the NLM History of Medicine Division’s collection: the Ars de statica medicina
Hooke’s Books: Influences around Robert Hooke’s Micrographia
Robert Hooke (1635–1703) was an English artist, biologist, physicist, engineer, architect, and inventor, but his crowning glory was his book Micrographia: or Some Physiological Descriptions
Contraceptive Knowledge in the Mid-19th-Century United States
Circulating Now welcomes guest blogger Donna J. Drucker, MLS, PhD, Senior Advisor, English as the Language of Instruction at Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany. Here, Dr.
Remembering the Saints of the Plague
By Laura Hartman ~ Today, as many Western Christian churches celebrate All Saints’ Day, it seems fitting to remember the saints in the historical collections
Commelin’s Worldwide Botanical Web
By Harold J. Cook ~ Originally published in Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine, 2011. Horti Medici Amstelodamensis Rariorum … Plantarum Historia (the title
An Anatomical Essay on the Movement of the Heart
By Jonathan Sawday ~ Originally published in Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine, 2011. William Harvey’s De motu cordis et sanguinis in animalibus is