By Nicole Baker ~ One of the joys of working at the National Library of Medicine is the opportunity to connect some of my personal
Pen to Parchment: National Handwriting Day
By Krista Stracka ~ In honor of National Handwriting Day, we recognize the craft of the highly-skilled medieval scribes and artists who meticulously copied and
Chinese Health and Hygiene Puzzle Blocks, 1960s
By Marta Hanson ~ Originally published in Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine, 2011. In 2005 the National Library of Medicine acquired more than
Joe Wilder: Surgeon, Artist, Athlete
Circulating Now welcomes guest blogger Madeline Stern Wilder, who shares with us the story and work of her husband, noted artist and surgeon Dr. Joseph
A “Commentary” on Lambertus on Aquinas on Aristotle
By Walton O. Schalick ~ Originally published in Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine, 2011. Jorge of Burgos, the scholar-villain of Umberto Eco’s The
A Bit of Hollywood in the Operating Room
Read the latest addition to Medicine on Screen: Films and Essays from NLM. Caitjan Gainty, PhD, from Kings College, London, shares insights on the work of obstetrician and filmmaker Joseph B. DeLee.
The Phantom of the Anatomy Lecture
By Michael Sappol ~ Originally published in Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine, 2011. There he sits in retirement, still bearing the legend “Examined
Scan-on-Demand: Home Health, 1903
The National Library of Medicine’s Scan-on-Demand program provides the public with offsite access to digitized copies of historical medical materials published before 1924.
Commelin’s Worldwide Botanical Web
By Harold J. Cook ~ Originally published in Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine, 2011. Horti Medici Amstelodamensis Rariorum … Plantarum Historia (the title
Of Unica and…Unicorns?—Identifying Unique Holdings at NLM
By Krista Stracka ~ The National Library of Medicine recently digitized a 1501 edition of what is commonly considered the first printed book on distillation.