By Kenneth M. Koyle ~ In an earlier post Benjamin Forrest discussed the travails of the Union Army’s Ambulance Corps in the Civil War. This
Circulating Now welcomes guest blogger Benjamin Forrest, a fourth year medical student at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. He has just completed an intercalated
Circulating Now welcomes guest blogger Dan Bouk, PhD who shares his insights on nineteenth century government data collection and analysis as part of our Revealing
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
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
By Kenneth M. Koyle and Jeffrey S. Reznick ~ Over the summer, staff of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) took a little time out
Dr. Dale Smith gave the 2014 James H. Cassedy Memorial Lecture today at the National Library of Medicine on “Anatomy Acts and the Shaping of
Alexander T. Augusta is among 13 known African Americans that served as surgeons during the American Civil War and one of only two that were commissioned officers in the U.S. Army.