An Interview with the curator of the newest exhibition at NLM, which explores how Philadelphia’s anxious residents responded to the epidemic using an uneasy blend of science and politics.
By Susan L. Speaker and Christie Moffatt ~ In October 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared the current opioid epidemic a
By Ashley Bowen ~ Late February and early March marks the 100th anniversary of the Spanish flu’s appearance in the United States. Although the 1918
By Ashley Bowen ~ United States Public Health Service (USPHS) officers stationed in the San Francisco Bay complained about the rain and deer eating the
By Christie Moffatt This week is “Mosquito Control Awareness week,” and agencies across the Department of Health and Human Services are taking this opportunity to
By Elizabeth Mullen and Christie Moffatt This week marks one year since the World Health Organization announced that the deadly outbreak in Guinea was Ebola.
Circulating Now welcomes guest blogger Tom Ewing, Professor of History and Associate Dean in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Polytechnic
By Christie Moffatt When future researchers look back at the current Ebola outbreak, what resources will they want to explore? What will they want to
By Christie Moffatt The research underway on the 1918 flu epidemic described in Dr. Thomas Ewing’s recent post here on Circulating Now is a fascinating
By Erika Mills Currently, 35 million people around the world are living with HIV. Many lack access to vital information and resources that would help
By Elizabeth A. Mullen and Jeffrey S. Reznick ~ In the NLM’s History of Medicine Division, we have a lot to be thankful for this
Circulating Now welcomes guest blogger E. Thomas Ewing, Professor of History and Associate Dean in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia
By Erika Mills The advent of HIV/AIDS in the early 1980s bred an atmosphere of fear and confusion as people fell ill and died, questions
by Michael Sappol The Bubonic Plague and How to Prevent It, 1897 This roughly-printed small pamphlet (4¼” x 5½”; 30 pages) documents a big catastrophe: