An interview with Richard M. Mizelle, Jr. on his NLM History Talk and his work on health disparities.
EggNog in History, Health, and Hospitality
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
Coffee Rationing During World War II
By Anne Rothfeld ~ Coffee shops today are ubiquitous: nearly every street corner, airport, hotel, grocery store offers coffee in a myriad of forms. Yet,
NLM Collections Tour: Nutrition
Welcome to a virtual tour of the historical collections of the National Library of Medicine. Today we are featuring collections about nutrition.
A Pocket Full of Soup
By Kenneth M. Koyle ~ January is National Soup Month, and for obvious reasons. This is the middle of winter for those of us in
Bottled Milk: A Mother’s Reach for Infant Health
By Ashley Chang ~ For millennia, mothers around the world have made great sacrifices to ensure the survival of their children. These efforts have changed
Networked History: Developing Quantitative Models of Qualitative Phenomena
Andrew Ruis, PhD, on his article in the new open-access book Viral Networks: Connecting Digital Humanities and Medical History
March in February: Congenital Heart Defects Awareness
By Ginny A. Roth ~ Today is Valentines Day, a day associated with hearts. In fact, the entire month of February is American Heart Month.
Spice of History: A Gingerbread Recipe
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.
The Tomatoes of August
By Susan L. Speaker ~ August, as every gardener knows, is tomato time. Suddenly all the plants are full of ripe fruit (yes, tomatoes are