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
By Tannaz Motevalli, Sarah Eilers, Laura Hartman, and Erika Mills In the previous blog post “Data Science in Politics of Yellow Fever: Medical Research Before
When data is processed and analyzed it becomes actionable information.
By Harold J. Cook ~ Originally published in Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine, 2011. Horti Medici Amstelodamensis Rariorum … Plantarum Historia (the title
An interview with the curator of the newest exhibition at NLM, which explores how Philadelphia’s anxious residents responded to the epidemic using an uneasy blend of science and politics.
Recipe books from the 18th century hold a combination of food recipes, herbal remedies, and other such household creations thought to improve health. Powell’s “ginger bread” recipe includes ingredients easily found in today’s grocery store and provides measures still in use today.
By John Rees Cookbooks and recipe books have always been popular with students of history and family genealogy. They are tangible artifacts of past lives
Pi Day is the internationally-recognized event when various disciplines come together to celebrate the significance of the Greek letter π.
By Anne Rothfeld Want an intriguing dessert from the past to satisfy your present day holiday palate? Serve the syllabub: a cream-based treat, mixed with
By Michael North This post is the sixth in a series exploring the National Library of Medicine’s rich and varied collection of “herbals,” which are