Items in this exhibition are not only examples of data or data sets; each item represents a piece of information developed from data by early American physicians, epidemiologists, authors, and others.
Mosquito control education materials from the early 20th century—from changing the landscape to chemical insecticides.
An interview with the curator of the newest exhibition at NLM, which explores how Philadelphia’s anxious residents responded to the epidemic using an uneasy blend of science and politics.
By Susan Speaker In January of 1941, a twenty-seven year old Rhode Island bricklayer named John Edward Fogarty began his first term in the U.S.
By Jill L. Newmark and Roxanne Beatty This week, Circulating Now marks a pivotal event in American history with a short series of posts. 150
By Jill L. Newmark This week, Circulating Now marks a pivotal event in American history with a short series of posts. 150 years ago on
By Roxanne Beatty and Jill L. Newmark This week, Circulating Now marks a pivotal event in American history with a short series of posts. 150
By Rebecca C. Warlow On October 31, 1940, just days before President Franklin Delano Roosevelt would be elected to an unprecedented third term as President
By Elizabeth A. Mullen and Jeffrey S. Reznick ~ In the NLM’s History of Medicine Division, we have a lot to be thankful for this
By Jeffrey S. Reznick and Lenore Barbian The Beginning of the End While the ocean air of Elberon initially caused some improvement in Garfield’s condition,
By Lenore Barbian and Jeffrey S. Reznick As President Garfield endured all the agonies the wound and its treatment brought him, he longed to go
By Lenore Barbian and Jeffrey S. Reznick During the days and weeks following the shooting, Bliss dutifully reported the details of the President’s vital signs.
By Jeffrey S. Reznick and Lenore Barbian Incarnations of a Bulletin The daily condition reports on the President’s health reached anxious readers around the nation
By Jeffrey S. Reznick and Lenore Barbian Making Headlines Within days after the attempted assassination of President Garfield, news of his condition made headlines across
By Jeffrey S. Reznick and Lenore Barbian Dr. D. Willard Bliss Five minutes after Charles Guiteau shot President Garfield on July 2, 1881, the first
By Jeffrey S. Reznick and Lenore Barbian Enter Alexander Graham Bell Alexander Graham Bell, one of the most famous inventors of the day, volunteered to
By Jeffrey S. Reznick and Lenore Barbian The Assassin On July 8, 1881, the Grand Jury of the District of Columbia was discharged without the
EXECUTIVE MANSION, July 6, 1881. 12.30 P. M. The President remains quite as comfortable as at the date of the last bulletin. He takes his
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
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 (HMD)