Tag Archives: photograph

A group of nurses pose in a city. April 05

World War I Centenary Forum: The Frances Dupuy Fletcher Photo Album

Stephen J. Greenberg, will speak at 2 PM ET on April 6 in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium on “The Frances Dupuy Fletcher Photo Album” as part of the Library’s World War I Centenary Forum. Circulating Now interviewed him about his work. Circulating Now: Please tell us a little about yourself. Where are you from? […]

A banner reading "UUU are Great Marshall" hung in a hallway. January 12

Molecular Biology Behind the Blackboard

By Paul Theerman Originally published in Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine, 2011. The photograph is dramatic, more dramatic in its own way than the famous one of James Watson and Francis Crick. Like that photograph, this one portrays two young scientists in the throes—the joys—of collaboration. The names are not as well known: […]

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 […]

A handwritten page listing titles beginning with A. November 09

$150 for Medical Books 180 Years Later

By Kenneth M. Koyle Those who are familiar with the history of the National Library of Medicine know that the Library traces its roots to the U.S. Army Surgeon General’s Library. In 2011, the celebration of NLM’s 175th anniversary reminded us that our institution began in 1836. On this, the 180th anniversary, we take a […]

A man in a naval uniform poses outside a brick building. November 10

A Pharmacist’s Mate First Class

By John Rees In celebration of Veteran’s Day, the Archives and Modern Manuscripts program highlights the recent acquisition of the Charles Henry Stevens Papers, 1945–1946, selections of which are currently on display in our reading room at the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, MD. The collection was generously donated by his nephew via the […]

An architectural drawing of a very large, sprawling, high windowed, four story building with two steeples. June 30

The Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital

By James Labosier, Ginny Roth, and John Rees A new archival collection, the Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital Archives, 1853–2003 is now available at the National Library of Medicine to those interested in the history of mental health institutions and mental health treatment. About Sheppard Pratt Hospital The Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital, colloquially known […]

A photograph of a woman in a dark jacket and tie and a hat. June 03

Travels of a World War I Nurse

By Dan Caughey Photograph postcards, known as “real photo” postcards, were popular mementos to send to loved ones before and during World War I. There are dozens of examples in NLM’s collection of nursing postcards, which are highlighted in Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Postcard Collection, an exhibition that explores nursing history by examining depictions […]