Circulating Now welcomes guest bloggers Katherine Randall, Linsey C. Marr, PhD, and E. Thomas Ewing, PhD to explore the history of public health messaging during the 1918 influenza epidemic.
Tag: public health
Darkening Day: Air Pollution Films and Environmental Awareness, 1960–1972
Circulating Now welcomes guest Jennifer Lynn Peterson, PhD Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication at Woodbury University in Los Angeles, to explore a
Prevention Posters Push the Message
By Ginny A. Roth ~ Before the age of social media, posters were a primary form of visual communication meant to catch the public’s eye
Relics of the Infectious Past: Disease Warning Sign Collection
By Charles Rosenberg ~ Originally published in Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine, 2011. The history of public health cannot be understood without artifacts
How to Wash Your Hands, Historically
By Sarah Eilers ~ A simple act of personal hygiene that practically every human carries out daily is key to preventing the spread of viral
Archiving Web Content on the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
The National Library of Medicine is archiving web and social media content documenting the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Chinese Health and Hygiene Puzzle Blocks, 1960s
By Marta Hanson ~ Originally published in Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine, 2011. In 2005 the National Library of Medicine acquired more than
World Health Organization: Picturing Health for All
Now open at NLM, a special display featuring a selection of images drawn from our Prints & Photographs collection. Since the 1950s, the WHO has commissioned photojournalists to capture the transformative impact health can have on communities worldwide.
Naming, Networks, and Power in Histories of Medicine in Africa
Sarah Runcie, PhD, on her article in the new open-access book Viral Networks: Connecting Digital Humanities and Medical History
Scope Magazine (1941–1957)
By R. Roger Remington ~ Originally published in Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine, 2011. Targeted at doctors, pharmacists, and other health professionals, Scope was