By Margaret Kaiser The Library has acquired two wonderful works on horses. The first, Il Cavallo da maneggio… is by Giovanni Battista di Galiberto, a
Early Studies of Animals
By Michael J. North Some of the oldest materials in the historical collections of the National Library of Medicine are on the subject of natural
How To… Kill Animals Humanely
By Michael Sappol Is empathy innate? Are we all born with the ability to identify with the emotions of others, to feel someone else’s pain?
The “Wound Man” in Two Recent Acquisitions
By Margaret Kaiser The “wound man” was a most popular image, especially in early printed books. Pierced by a variety of weapons, he demonstrated the
Losing the Miracle?
An interview with Maryn McKenna, who spoke at the National Library of Medicine on “Losing the Miracle? Agriculture, the FDA, and the Controversy over Farm Antibiotics.”
The Magic in Mold and Dirt
Circulating Now welcomes guest bloggers Diane Wendt and Mallory Warner from the Division of Medicine and Science at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.
Markham’s Masterpiece of Horse Care
By Michael J. North ~ Markham’s Masterpiece One of the most important and enduring books in the English language about the care of horses is
Medicine, Museums, and Unicorns
By Stephen J. Greenberg ~ One of the fun parts of working at the reference desk in the History of Medicine Division at the National
How to… in the historical collections of NLM
By Michael Sappol The “how to” is an ancient genre. There are Egyptian how-to texts (in hieroglyphics) on how to prepare mummies; Sumerian how-tos (in