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 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 Laura Hartman ~ Zodiac Man. Critical Days. Secrets of women. Chiromancy. Plague. Poisons. Aristotle. Hippocrates. You can explore these topics and many more common
By Michael North This post is the sixth in a series exploring the National Library of Medicine’s rich and varied collection of “herbals,” which are
By Michael North This post is the fifth in a series exploring the National Library of Medicine’s rich and varied collection of “herbals,” which are