An interview with Richard M. Mizelle, Jr. on his NLM History Talk and his work on health disparities.
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
By Anne Rothfeld ~ Coffee shops today are ubiquitous: nearly every street corner, airport, hotel, grocery store offers coffee in a myriad of forms. Yet,
Welcome to a virtual tour of the historical collections of the National Library of Medicine. Today we are featuring collections about nutrition.
By Kenneth M. Koyle ~ January is National Soup Month, and for obvious reasons. This is the middle of winter for those of us in
By Ashley Chang ~ For millennia, mothers around the world have made great sacrifices to ensure the survival of their children. These efforts have changed
Andrew Ruis, PhD, on his article in the new open-access book Viral Networks: Connecting Digital Humanities and Medical History
By Ginny A. Roth ~ Today is Valentines Day, a day associated with hearts. In fact, the entire month of February is American Heart Month.
Recipe books from the 18th century hold a combination of food recipes, herbal remedies, and other such household creations thought to improve health. Powell’s “ginger bread” recipe includes ingredients easily found in today’s grocery store and provides measures still in use today.