Tag Archives: assassination

Photograph of the facade of the NMHM, a modern looking buidling. September 03

Field Trip: Visiting our Sister (Institution)

By Kenneth M. Koyle and Jeffrey S. Reznick Over the summer, staff of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) took a little time out for a field trip to visit our institutional relative in Silver Spring, Maryland: the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) and our colleagues who work there. The NMHM and the […]

A flattened lead ball mounted in a case under glass. April 16

The Lincoln Autopsy

By Jill L. Newmark and Roxanne Beatty This week, Circulating Now marks a pivotal event in American history with a short series of posts. 150 years ago on April 14, 1865, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in a crowded theater in Washington DC. On April 15th he died and an autopsy was performed. Several doctors supported […]

AN engraving of a wallpapered room in which people stand and sit around the bed where the President lays. April 15

Lincoln’s Last Hours

By Jill L. Newmark This week, Circulating Now marks a pivotal event in American history with a short series of posts. 150 years ago on April 14, 1865, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in a crowded theater in Washington DC. On April 15th he died and an autopsy was performed. Several doctors supported Lincoln in his […]

President Lincoln lying in bed at the Petersen house surrounded by physicians. April 14

A Day that Changed American History

By Roxanne Beatty and Jill L. Newmark This week, Circulating Now marks a pivotal event in American history with a short series of posts. 150 years ago on April 14, 1865, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in a crowded theater in Washington DC. On April 15th he died and an autopsy was performed. Several doctors supported […]

April 14

Dr. Samuel Mudd, Prisoner and Physician

Circulating Now welcomes guest blogger Robert Summers who has been researching, writing, and lecturing on his ancestor Dr. Samuel A. Mudd’s role in the Lincoln assassination for more than a decade. During his research he visited NLM to consult Army medical records held in our History of Medicine Division for details about Dr. Mudd’s activities […]

President Kennedy personally greeting a woman in a large crowd of people. November 18

John F. Kennedy and the National Library of Medicine

By Kenneth M. Koyle and Jeffrey S. Reznick This week marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, an occasion to reflect on that tumultuous moment in history and on the legacy of America’s 35th president. One chapter in Kennedy’s legacy involves the National Library of Medicine. During his tenure as senator […]

Detail of the title page of President Garfield's autopsy report stamped Surgeon General's Library. September 20

“The President is Somewhat Restless…”: Aftermath

By Jeffrey S. Reznick and Lenore Barbian The Beginning of the End While the ocean air of Elberon initially caused some improvement in Garfield’s condition, and he was delighted to be near the sea, he eventually took a turn for the worse, complaining of chills, fever, a troublesome cough, and weakness. The bulletins of his […]