Circulating Now welcomes guest bloggers Katherine Randall, Linsey C. Marr, PhD, and E. Thomas Ewing, PhD to explore the history of public health messaging during the 1918 influenza epidemic.
Commencement During Coronavirus
By Christie Moffatt and Elizabeth Mullen ~ Like many other events this year, graduation was special, due to circumstances defining how graduates are entering the
Archiving at a Distance
By Danielle Calle ~ I’ve just joined the National Library of Medicine (NLM), one of a cohort of emerging library, archives, and information science professionals
Prevention Posters Push the Message
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
Revealing Data: Learning About Zika
NLM collection items reveal how data has informed scientists’ understanding of Zika and its impact on the health of individuals and communities around the world.
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