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
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?
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
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.”
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.
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
By Stephen J. Greenberg ~ One of the fun parts of working at the reference desk in the History of Medicine Division at the National
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