As the nights get longer and leaves turn and fall, many will spend a dark evening communing with frightening images. This ‘portal of death’ is the frontispiece from Bernardino Genga’s beautiful Anatomia per uso et intelligenza del disengno…, 1691.
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
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.”
Michael J. North spoke today at the National Library of Medicine in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month on “Early Latin American Medicine in the NLM
By Michael J. North ~ Chocolate for Valentine’s Day shows affection, but chocolate also has a history as a medicine.
By Michael J. North Markham’s Masterpiece One of the most important and enduring books in the English language about the care of horses is by
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
By Stephen J. Greenberg One of the fun parts of working at the reference desk in the History of Medicine Division at the National Library