By Michael Sappol The oldest English-language how-to at the National Library of Medicine is a charming and practical little book dating from 1575. In keeping
By Michael J. North ~ Chocolate for Valentine’s Day shows affection, but chocolate also has a history as a medicine.
By Michael J. North The Medical Heritage Library has achieved an important milestone by adding the 50,000th item to its online collection housed in Internet
By Ginny A. Roth This 1491 woodcut illustration from the herbal Ortus Sanitatis shows the horse, a symbol of nobility, class, speed and perseverance in
By Michael Sappol Human Faces, What They Mean! How to Read Personal Character, 1872 If you live in the 19th century, as I do, and
By Michael North Today marks the 499th birthday of the great, 16th-century anatomist Andreas Vesalius, born on December 31, 1514. Throughout 2014 Circulating Now will
By Stephen J. Greenberg Recently, the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, a unit of the Smithsonian Institution specializing in Asian Art, approached NLM to borrow materials
By Ginny A. Roth
Halloween is not a night for the faint of heart. This frighteningly festive 15th century woodcut from the Nuremberg Chronicle is captioned by a celebratory Latin verse which speaks of death as a friend.
By Laura McNulty and Ginny A. Roth ~ This image, rightly called “Red Poppy,” appears in the eighteenth century herbal by Elizabeth Blackwell (1707-1758) titled
By Michael Sappol ~ How to Box to Win; How to Build Muscle; How to Breathe, Stand, Walk or Run; How to Punch the Bag: