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 A
By Michael Sappol ~ How to Box to Win; How to Build Muscle; How to Breathe, Stand, Walk or Run; How to Punch the Bag:
By Michael Sappol The “how to” is an ancient genre. There are Egyptian how-to texts (in hieroglyphics) on how to prepare mummies; Sumerian how-tos (in