By Walton O. Schalick ~ Originally published in Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine, 2011. Jorge of Burgos, the scholar-villain of Umberto Eco’s The
By Michael Sappol ~ Originally published in Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine, 2011. There he sits in retirement, still bearing the legend “Examined
The National Library of Medicine’s Scan-on-Demand program provides the public with offsite access to digitized copies of historical medical materials published before 1924.
At last, Dr. Bayne-Jones received word that he would be released from army service in May 1919. By early June, he was back in the U.S. for the first time in over two years.
By Krista Stracka ~ The National Library of Medicine recently digitized a 1501 edition of what is commonly considered the first printed book on distillation.
By Laura Hartman ~ It may seem hard to believe that a random scribbling or doodle on an empty page or margin of an old
By Ginny A. Roth ~ “My heart beats more for a rougher, commoner, more vulgar art … one that offers direct access to the terrible,
By Atalanta Grant-Suttie ~ Latin has been part of the fabric of communication in the Western World for centuries. It was the scholarly and administrative
By Michael Sappol Deformed unfortunates trudge back and forth, in a darkly-lit procession, over a map of Great Britain as the soundtrack sounds anxious notes
By Michael North ~ This post is the third in a series exploring the National Library of Medicine’s rich and varied collection of “herbals,” which