Tag Archives: legislation

Congressman Laird pauses to chat with Dr. James A. Shannon, Director of the National Institutes of Health, in front of the NIH Administration Building. November 18

Remembering Melvin R. Laird, 1922–2016

By Jeffrey Reznick The NLM’s History of Medicine Division mourns the passing of Melvin R. Laird, former Republican congressman from Wisconsin (1953–1969), Secretary of Defense under President Richard Nixon (1969–1973), and senior White House Domestic Affairs Advisor (1973–1974) during the resignation of Spiro Agnew and the installation of Vice President Gerald Ford. During the spring […]

October 12

Marshfield Clinic’s 100-Year Contribution to the Future of Medicine

Circulating Now welcomes guest blogger Rachel V. Stankowski, PhD, scientific research writer at the Marshfield Clinic, located in Marshfield, Wisconsin.  Dr. Stankowski offers a view of the Marshfield clinic on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.  The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and its National Library of Medicine (NLM) are widely recognized as representing the […]

A raincloud labeled AIDS. April 07

Images and Texts in Medical History—Jeremy Greene

On April 11-13, 2016, the National Library of Medicine will host the workshop “Images and Texts in Medical History: An Introduction to Methods, Tools, and Data from the Digital Humanities” funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through a generous grant to Virginia Tech, and held in cooperation with Virginia Tech, The Wellcome […]

Cover of a congressional document on appropriations. February 18

In the Belly of the Beast: A History of Alternative Medicine at the NIH

Dr. Eric Boyle spoke today at the National Library of Medicine on “In the Belly of the Beast: A History of Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health.” Dr. Boyle is Chief Archivist at the National Museum of Health and Medicine. Circulating Now interviewed him about his work. Circulating Now: Tell us a little about […]

Exterior view of the Savannah Health Center. An African American woman is standing by an automobile. January 14

The Medical Civil Rights Movement and Access to Health Care

Circulating Now welcomes guest blogger Beatrix Hoffman. Dr. Hoffman is Professor of History at Northern Illinois University and guest curator of NLM’s most recent exhibition, For All the People: A Century of Citizen Action in Health Care Reform.  With the extension to open enrollment at HealthCare.gov in the news, here is the second of two […]

A cameraman films a reporter interviewing a woman surrounded by demonstrators. December 17

U.S. Women’s Movements and Health Care Reform

Circulating Now welcomes guest blogger Beatrix Hoffman. Dr. Hoffman is Professor of History at Northern Illinois University and guest curator of NLM’s most recent exhibition, For All the People: A Century of Citizen Action in Health Care Reform.  With the extension to open enrollment at HealthCare.gov in the news, here is the first of two […]

A narrow brick room stacked floor to celing with archival boxes. November 17

John E. Fogarty: From Providence to Profiles

Circulating Now welcomes guest blogger Russell M. Franks, Librarian for Special and Archival Collections at the Phillips Memorial Library, Providence College, who relates some of the history of the John E. Fogarty Papers collection now featured on NLM’s Profiles in Science. In July 2014, Rebecca Warlow, Head, Images and Archives Section, History of Medicine Division, […]