Tag Archives: American Medical Association

A typed index card with a photo and printed obituary pated to it. November 11

Physician Veterans of WWI

By Anne Rothfeld Doctors are vital to the U.S. military branches, and despite the volumes of historical research on their contributions to military medicine, less is said about their professional careers as civilians once their service is done. As America embarks on the centennial of its entry into World War I, and in honor of […]

A typed card, repaired with tape with many handwritten annotations, stamped DEAD October 20

AMA Deceased Physicians Masterfile 1906–1969

By Anne Rothfeld To celebrate American Archives Month Circulating Now is highlighting NLM’s archival collections with several posts this October. From the very beginning of the American Medical Association (AMA) in 1847, its members felt that there was a need for a reliable medical directory of all the physicians in the United States. Although various […]

September 23

Combating Childhood Obesity

By Laura McNulty and Ginny A. Roth September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Childhood obesity can lead to diseases we normally associate with adults – type two diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. One in three children in the United States is either overweight or obese. This poster was published in the 1930s […]