Tag Archives: physician

A pass of heavy paper or cloth with grommets at the corners. December 06

A Nurse’s Scrapbook from The Great War

By Stephen J. Greenberg Anniversaries can be funny things. As we observe (“celebrate” somehow seems wrong in the context) the 100th anniversary of the First World War, it’s not always easy to pick a precise date to mark. What day, exactly, did the war begin? Was it June 28, 1914, the day the Archduke Franz […]

A typed index card with a photo and printed obituary pated to it. November 11

Physician Veterans of WWI

By Anne Rothfeld Doctors are vital to the U.S. military branches, and despite the volumes of historical research on their contributions to military medicine, less is said about their professional careers as civilians once their service is done. As America embarks on the centennial of its entry into World War I, and in honor of […]

In a skylit room about twenty men in white coats crane to observe surgeons and nurses working. June 14

The Origins and Evolution of the Mayo Clinic

Bruce Fye will give the annual James H. Cassedy Memorial Lecture on June 22, 2016 at the National Library of Medicine on “The Origins and Evolution of the Mayo Clinic from 1864 to 1939: A Minnesota Family Practice Becomes an International ‘Medical Mecca.’” Dr. Fye is an emeritus professor of medicine and the history of medicine […]

A detail of the title on the gold tooled cover of the book Medical World. December 08

A Portrait of the Medical World of 1911

By Stephen J. Greenberg It is, perhaps, a bit hard for the modern reader to imagine that a coffee table book consisting solely of portraits and brief biographies of contemporary American physicians would ever be a hot consumer item. However, at least in 1911, that may well have been the case. The collections of the […]

A typed card, repaired with tape with many handwritten annotations, stamped DEAD October 20

AMA Deceased Physicians Masterfile 1906–1969

By Anne Rothfeld To celebrate American Archives Month Circulating Now is highlighting NLM’s archival collections with several posts this October. From the very beginning of the American Medical Association (AMA) in 1847, its members felt that there was a need for a reliable medical directory of all the physicians in the United States. Although various […]

Medical Costume Greek Physician October 31

Costume Conundrum?

By Ginny A. Roth   Still looking for a costume idea for Halloween?  You have a few hours left to make this important decision. There’s always the option of going as the ubiquitous vampire.  Or you can grab a cape and dress as one of the many super-heroes protecting our streets during the scariest night of the year.  […]