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
Early Journals: What’s in a Name?
By Atalanta Grant-Suttie The journal is so much a part of the current apparatus of scholarly communication that one never really thinks where and how
“Wrapped in flesh”: Views of the body in East Asian Medicine
Circulating Now welcomes guest blogger Yi-Li Wu. Dr. Wu is a Center Associate of the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies at the University of Michigan,
Wonderful Works on Horses
By Margaret Kaiser The Library has acquired two wonderful works on horses. The first, Il Cavallo da maneggio… is by Giovanni Battista di Galiberto, a
NLM’s Unique Early English Books Now Online
By Krista Stracka Earlier this summer, the National Library of Medicine announced the release of Unique English Imprints, pre-1800, a new collection available now through
A botanical illustration of the flower, fruit, and seed of the Larkspur, the July birth flower, and one of the plants featured in Elizabeth Blackwell’s 1737 book A Curious Herbal.
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.”
Midwives of St. Croix
By Alexsandra Mitchell Documents within the American College of Nurse-Midwives archival collection in the National Library of Medicine’s History of Medicine Division address the importance
Early Latin American Medicine in the NLM Collections
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
A Chocolate Valentine
By Michael J. North ~ Chocolate for Valentine’s Day shows affection, but chocolate also has a history as a medicine.