The National Library of Medicine recently acquired a collection of postcards depicting 1,379 hospitals and healthcare facilities across the United States. This collection of 2,223 illustrated and real-photo postcards
This year marks the 200th anniversary of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell’s birth. As the first woman to receive an M.D. degree from an American medical school,
Circulating Now interviewed Cynthia Connolly, PhD, RN, FAAN, about her NLM History Talk.
In 2019, Circulating Now published two blog posts about a scrapbook NLM had recently acquired. One post related the history of Leek Island Military Hospital
By Aliya Rahman ~ The 1918 scrapbook I wrote about in Seeking Leek Island: A Place of Healing reveals Leek Island Military Hospital as a
By Aliya Rahman ~ Across the globe, World War I—known by contemporaries as the “The War to End All Wars” —took millions of lives and
This guidebook by Honnor Morten, a lifelong advocate, provided young women with practical recommendations and a real sense of the possibilities of becoming a nurse in the 1890s.
Circulating Now welcomes guest blogger Katherine Akey. Ms. Akey is Adjunct Professor of Photography in the Corcoran School of the Arts at the George Washington
By Susan Speaker ~ In recent posts, we’ve featured Base Hospital #4, the first group of American Expeditionary Force (AEF) medical personnel to join the
By Susan Speaker ~ On May 18, 1917, the Base Hospital #4 group arrived in Liverpool on the HMS Orduna. They were the first of