By Eva Åhrén ~ Originally published in Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine, 2011. It was owned by Charles Darwin, Jean-Martin Charcot, Hermann von
Bertillon’s Statistical Analysis of the 1889–1890 Influenza Epidemic
Circulating Now welcomes guest bloggers E. Thomas Ewing, PhD, Anna Pletch, and Brooke Breighner from Virginia Tech to share their research on French statistician Jacqes
Necessary Instructions About Measles, 1824
By Margaret Kaiser ~ The National Library of Medicine recently acquired a rare work on measles in Japan. Mashin Hitsuyo (Necessary Instructions About Measles) was
The Measure of Black (Un)Fitness: Legacies of Slavery in the Early Eugenics Movement
An interview with Rana A. Hogarth, PhD on her NLM History Talk and her research on legacies of slavery in the early eugenics movement.
A heroic homage to dentistry: Dr. Solyman Brown’s “Dentologia”
Circulating Now welcomes guest blogger Jen Woronow. Her research explores social science with an emphasis on promoting trans-disciplinary discussion. Today she joins us with a
Margaret’s Book: A Natural History of English Insects
Published in 1720, Eleazar Albin’s A Natural History of English Insects includes vibrantly colored plates dedicated to women who supported the work. This copy belonged to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck.
George Deacon and the Circulation of Homeopathic Therapies in Peru (1880-1915)
An interview with Patricia Palma, PhD on her NLM History Talk and her research on NLM’s unique copy of La Homeopatía, first homeopathic journal in Peru.
The Great Amherst Mystery, 1888
By Nicole Baker ~ The Great Amherst Mystery by Walter Hubbell recounts his personal experience of what has been purported to be one of the
So, What’s New in the Past?
By Erika Mills ~ People continually create and recreate history, adjusting their focus to find answers to ever-changing questions. Over the past 200 years, physicians,
First Aid on the Battlefield, 1869
By Mark Harrison ~ Originally published in Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine, 2011. In 1870–71 the Prussian war machine tore through France with ruthless