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
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
By Margaret Kaiser ~ The National Library of Medicine recently acquired a rare work on measles in Japan. Mashin Hitsuyo (Necessary Instructions About Measles) was
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.
By Tal Golan ~ Originally published in Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine, 2011. Dr. William J. Morton (1845–1920) hurried this book, The X
By Krista Stracka ~ A few remarks upon Cicada septendecim will doubtless prove of interest now that the species has been occupying so much attention.
By Margaret Kaiser ~ The National Library of Medicine recently acquired a rare manuscript related to the Ancient Greek physician Galen. It is an Articella—a
Robert Hooke (1635–1703) was an English artist, biologist, physicist, engineer, architect, and inventor, but his crowning glory was his book Micrographia: or Some Physiological Descriptions
By Krista Stracka ~ Rollin R. Gregg’s Illustrated Repertory of Pains in the Chest, Sides and Back published in 1879, came to the National Library
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