By Erika Mills ~ People have studied and speculated about the innerworkings of the body for millennia, but there had been few efforts to illustrate
The Films of Virologist Telford Work
Explore a new addition to Medicine on Screen: Films and Essays from NLM, a curated, freely-accessible portal presenting digitized historical titles from the Library’s world-renowned audiovisuals collection.
Night-Mares in the Stacks
By Nicole Baker ~ For centuries, sleep paralysis has afflicted people around the world. Known colloquially in English as “old hag” syndrome, sleep paralysis has
Anatomy Set in Stone
In 2016, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) fielded a reference request seeking high resolution images of an anatomical atlas from our Historical Anatomies website
Studies in the Anatomy of the Nervous System and Connective Tissue, 1875–76
By Eva Åhrén ~ Originally published in Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine, 2011. It was owned by Charles Darwin, Jean-Martin Charcot, Hermann von
Merleau-Ponty, Descartes, and the Meaning of Painting
An interview with William D. Adams, PhD on his NLM History Talk and his research on visual perception and art.
Margaret’s Book: A Natural History of English Insects
Published in 1720, Eleazar Albin’s A Natural History of English Insects includes vibrantly colored plates dedicated to women who supported the work. This copy belonged to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck.
NLM Collections Tour: Matters of the Heart
Welcome to a virtual tour of the historical collections of the National Library of Medicine. Today we are featuring collections about the heart.
AIDS Posters: A Community Tool Used to Save Lives
Circulating Now welcomes guest blogger Theodore (ted) Kerr to discuss his research in the AIDS poster collection at the National Library of Medicine and his
September 11: Remembering, Collecting
Recent additions to the NLM collection expand the variety of formats and diversity of perspectives and document the continuing impact of the event.