By Anne Rothfeld ~ Culinary historians have traced the origins of egg-nog to the medieval British punch called “posset,” warm milk curdled with alcohol such
Robin, Peter, and Darryl: Three to the Hospital, 1969
By Trey Bunn ~ I recently spent some time with a film called Robin, Peter, and Darryl: Three to the Hospital. This 1969 documentary, directed
Necessary Instructions About Measles, 1824
By Margaret Kaiser ~ The National Library of Medicine recently acquired a rare work on measles in Japan. Mashin Hitsuyo (Necessary Instructions About Measles) was
Elementary Hygiene for the Tropics, 1902
By Elizabeth Fee ~ Originally published in Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine, 2011. This sometimes charming, sometimes dreadful little book offers a series
A Laboratory of Humanitarianism: Military and Civilian Captivity during the First World War
An interview with Matthew Stibbe, PhD on his NLM History Talk and his research on internment during the First World War.
Wartime Incarceration of Deaf Japanese Americans
Circulating Now welcomes Selena Moon, MA, a public historian researching Japanese American mixed race history, military history, and disability history. Today she joins us to
“What do you see?”
By Hannah Landecker ~ Originally published in Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine, 2011. Most people have two eyes directed forward. In ophthalmology textbooks
Public Health Rhymes, 1918
By Elizabeth Mullen ~ Germs that float upon the air Are sure to settle everywhere; They’ll be on pencil and on pen, And even on
The Sulfonamide Revolution and Children’s Health Care Delivery in the U.S.
Circulating Now interviewed Cynthia Connolly, PhD, RN, FAAN, about her NLM History Talk.
Chinese Health and Hygiene Puzzle Blocks, 1960s
By Marta Hanson ~ Originally published in Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine, 2011. In 2005 the National Library of Medicine acquired more than