Mosquito control education materials from the early 20th century—from changing the landscape to chemical insecticides.
To commemorate Women’s History Month, NLM launched the exhibition Rise, Serve, Lead! America’s Women Physicians on March 4th. Rise Serve Lead! features a database of
By Ginny A. Roth ~ A marvelous thing happened on March 2, 1904. A boy by the name of Theodor Seuss Geisel was born and
By R. Roger Remington ~ Originally published in Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine, 2011. Targeted at doctors, pharmacists, and other health professionals, Scope was
Superstitions about black cats are common even today and are reinforced especially during Halloween. For instance, folklore tells us that if a black cat crosses your path, bad luck is sure to follow. But appearances are deceiving.
By Ashley Bowen ~ For researchers interested in the administration of British hospitals in the late 19th and early 20th century, The Hospital is a
By Ashley Bowen ~ Alfred Binet’s intelligence tests, originally developed in 1905 for the French public school system, took America by storm. The test promised
By Ashley Bowen ~ Ilfracombe, a seaside town in southwest England, in the early summer… Is the most inviting, when the orchards are pink with
By Andrew Simpson ~ In a 1994 article titled “It’s a Business. No, It’s a Religion,” The New York Times profiled two of Houston’s most
By Ginny A. Roth ~ “My heart beats more for a rougher, commoner, more vulgar art … one that offers direct access to the terrible,