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Detail from a manuscript book in German with figures depicting cirles and celestial orbits in red and black ink. March 14

A Piece of Pi: Historical Perspectives from NLM

By Kenneth M. Koyle and Jeffrey S. Reznick Today is Pi Day, the internationally-recognized event when communities of various disciplines come together to celebrate the importance and significance of the Greek letter π, the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant—the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter—which is approximately 3.14159. […]

Dr. Green gives the Images and Texts in Medical History workshop keynote address. September 08

Big Data: Collaboration, Opportunity, and Outcomes

Brett Bobley will speak at 2 PM ET on September 20th at the National Library of Medicine on “International Big Data Research in the Humanities & Social Sciences: Collaboration, Opportunity, and Outcomes.” Mr. Bobley is the Chief Information Officer for the National Endowment for the Humanities. He also serves as the Director of the Office of Digital […]

A visualization sf shipping routes plotted on a world map with large swathes of missing data. April 06

Images and Texts in Medical History—Benjamin Schmidt

On April 11-13, 2016, the National Library of Medicine will host the workshop “Images and Texts in Medical History: An Introduction to Methods, Tools, and Data from the Digital Humanities” funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through a generous grant to Virginia Tech, and held in cooperation with Virginia Tech, The Wellcome […]

A collage of many black and white images consisting mainly of brain anatomy and graphs. April 05

Images and Texts in Medical History—Miriam Posner

On April 11-13, 2016, the National Library of Medicine will host the workshop “Images and Texts in Medical History: An Introduction to Methods, Tools, and Data from the Digital Humanities” funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through a generous grant to Virginia Tech, and held in cooperation with Virginia Tech, The Wellcome […]

Four sets of hands overlap from each side of the poster-- left, right, up and down. The hands are a multicolor combination of red, green, and yellow. December 10

Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History

By Rebecca C. Warlow Calling all National History Day students to explore scientific research, encounter medical discoveries, and witness the exchange of ideas among some of the world’s foremost researchers in the fields of medicine and the health sciences! Each year thousands of students participate in the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest, preparing […]

A pie chart showing rates of mortality for different causes for 1907; Tuberculosis ranks first at 21%. October 07

Gathering and Interpreting Data about Tuberculosis in the U.S.

In nineteenth century America, tuberculosis accounted for nearly one out of every ten deaths. Known most commonly as “consumption,” this disease was dreaded across society because it affected all age groups, cut across social and class lines, was incurable, and often resulted in long debilitating illnesses. To explore the social effects of tuberculosis, a group […]

A data visualization made up of the following words, from large to small: Analytics, Monographs, Dissertationis, Cross References, Journals, Notes, Portraits. March 04

IndexCat™: Search It, Read It, Download It

By Jeffrey S. Reznick When John Shaw Billings was posted to the Army Surgeon General’s office in 1865 and put in charge of its small collection of books, he soon envisioned creating the most comprehensive medical collection possible. As the collection grew, Billings realized that it needed be “catalogued and open…as complete as it can […]