Dr. Tom Ewing, Professor of History at Virginia Tech on the life and service of World War I Distinguished Service Cross recipient Dr. Urbane Bass. .
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,
The Ambulances of Antietam
By Kenneth M. Koyle ~ In an earlier post Benjamin Forrest discussed the travails of the Union Army’s Ambulance Corps in the Civil War. This
Courage Under Fire: Combat First Aid in WWII
Combat First Aid is a booklet originally published in Infantry Journal in May 1944. The guidance is designed to be easily recalled in an emergency and while it explains how to save a life, acknowledges that not every situation is survivable.
A Laboratory of Humanitarianism: Military and Civilian Captivity during the First World War
An interview with Matthew Stibbe, PhD on his NLM History Talk and his research on internment during the First World War.
The Tragedy and Hope of Ninoshima
Circulating Now welcomes guest blogger Jen Woronow. Her research explores historic and contemporary conflicts with an emphasis on examining the human side of war. Today
“Human bullets,” A Russo-Japanese War Photo Album
By Alexander Bay ~ Originally published in Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine, 2011. This essay takes a look at an album of 50
Strange Bedfellows in the AAMS Archives
By James Labosier ~ The Association of American Military Surgeons (AAMS) originated with only fifty members as the Association of Military Surgeons of the National
First Aid on the Battlefield, 1869
By Mark Harrison ~ Originally published in Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine, 2011. In 1870–71 the Prussian war machine tore through France with ruthless
“Probably of Great Value Potentially”: Masks in the US Military during the 1918 Pandemic
Circulating Now welcomes guest bloggers E. Thomas Ewing, Jessica Brabble, Ariel Ludwig, Linsey C. Marr, Katherine Randall to discuss their historical research around the reality