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
By Erika Mills ~ In works of graphic medicine—an emerging field of medical literature—patients and their loved ones, caregivers, and health professionals tell stories about
By Margaret Kaiser ~ The Library has recently acquired a very rare pharmacopeia. Nicolò Gervasi’s Antidotarium Panormitanum (Palermo book of antidotes) published in Palermo, Italy
By Margaret Kaiser ~ Herbs have been grown and used as medicine for thousands of years. Le Traicte des eaues artificielles les vertus & propriétés