Pi Day is the internationally-recognized event when various disciplines come together to celebrate the significance of the Greek letter π.
Leaving the month of February, and entering March, seems a fitting time to discuss Fire and Freedom: Food and Enslavement in Early America.
By Krista Stracka ~ Since the end December, the aisles of most drug stores have been awash in red and pink products in anticipation of
By Ginny A. Roth Whereas the statement from Dr. Seth Arnold Medical Company on this late 19th century advertisement, “we are all liable to catch
Circulating Now readers recently learned about a unique register of patients from Mansion House Hospital dating from the 1860s and 1870s, which NLM holds in
By Stephen J. Greenberg Mercy Street, the popular PBS series now entering its second season, tells the complicated story of a U.S. Army hospital during
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 Margaret Kaiser ~ It is Christmas eve, a Christmas with no presents and the loss of the family home, until a surprising visitor appears…
For many people today, the outdoors’ tranquility and expansiveness serves as a tonic to calm nerves and revive energy.
By Stephen J. Greenberg ~ Although the American Civil War was not the first armed conflict to be extensively photographed (that dubious distinction belongs to