By Ginny A. Roth ~ Before the age of social media, posters were a primary form of visual communication meant to catch the public’s eye
How We Help the Body Breathe
By Vicky Pohlen ~ The concept of artificial ventilation dates back to ancient history, although the earliest references to it are vague and conflicting. Stories
Revealing Data: Dr. James Herrick and the 1918 Influenza Epidemic
Circulating Now welcomes guest blogger E. Thomas Ewing, PhD, Professor of History and Associate Dean in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at
Relics of the Infectious Past: Disease Warning Sign Collection
By Charles Rosenberg ~ Originally published in Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine, 2011. The history of public health cannot be understood without artifacts
NLM Exhibitions and Epidemics
By Patricia Tuohy~ I am not an historian of medicine. However, many of the historians of medicine with whom I’ve worked have wryly talked about
“The World’s First Public Health Emergency of International Concern”
On April 25, 2009, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the 2009 H1N1 outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.
How to Wash Your Hands, Historically
By Sarah Eilers ~ A simple act of personal hygiene that practically every human carries out daily is key to preventing the spread of viral
Archiving Web Content on the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
The National Library of Medicine is archiving web and social media content documenting the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.