By Sarah Eilers ~ The 1942 film A Child Went Forth is charming, reassuring, earthy, poetic. In the opening black and white sequence, young children
A heroic homage to dentistry: Dr. Solyman Brown’s “Dentologia”
Circulating Now welcomes guest blogger Jen Woronow. Her research explores social science with an emphasis on promoting trans-disciplinary discussion. Today she joins us with a
Margaret’s Book: A Natural History of English Insects
Published in 1720, Eleazar Albin’s A Natural History of English Insects includes vibrantly colored plates dedicated to women who supported the work. This copy belonged to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck.
Public Health Rhymes, 1918
By Elizabeth Mullen ~ Germs that float upon the air Are sure to settle everywhere; They’ll be on pencil and on pen, And even on
The Lay of the Lonesome Lung, 1881
By Krista Stracka ~ A humorous poem about a man named Bung on his quest to save his one working lung. Bung gets the girl and both lungs are restored with Wistar’s Balsam of Wild Cherry!
Dr. Mitchell’s Christmas Poem, 1913
By Laura Hartman ~ For his 1913 Christmas greeting card, eminent 19th century neurologist and best-selling novelist Silas Weir Mitchell (1829–1914) penned a poem entitled
Beer, Yeast, and Louis Pasteur
Circulating Now welcomes guest bloggers Diane Wendt and Mallory Warner from the Division of Medicine and Science at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.
Dr. S. Weir Mitchell’s Literary Career
By Margaret Kaiser Silas Weir Mitchell (1829–1914) was among the foremost physicians of his time and a prolific writer of both scientific and literary works.