By Michael J. North Today we commemorate the 300th anniversary of the birth of Percivall Pott (1714–1788), an English surgeon who is known as one
In this thanksgiving discourse from 1795, when our nation was still very young, the speaker renders thanks for peace and for fruitful seasons and ends with special gratitude for the swift end of an epidemic fever.
Markham’s Masterpiece of Horse Care
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
The Red Poppy: A Curious Herbal
By Laura McNulty and Ginny A. Roth ~ This image, rightly called “Red Poppy,” appears in the eighteenth century herbal by Elizabeth Blackwell (1707-1758) titled
Albinus Anatomical Prints Donation
By Michael North First Edition Albinus Anatomical Prints Come to the National Library of Medicine In April, 2013, Gloria and Paul Spiekermann of Westport, Connecticut
The First Postmaster General
By Ginny A. Roth Most people associate Benjamin Franklin with the invention of the lightning rod after he proved that lightning and electricity were the
By George(’s Teeth)!
By Erika Mills Greetings from the Exhibition Program! Just in time for our country’s celebration of independence, Circulating Now has been unleashed and we’re eager
Jefferson Makes a Declaration
By Ginny A. Roth ~ Welcome to Circulating Now’s weekly Photo Feature. Every week we will feature an image from the History of Medicine Division
Franklin and the Nation’s First Hospital
By Michael North A Curator’s Welcome Here at the National Library of Medicine (NLM), it is my responsibility to oversee the Library’s special collection of