By Margaret Kaiser The “wound man” was a most popular image, especially in early printed books. Pierced by a variety of weapons, he demonstrated the
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Nurses—The Heart of Healing
By Ginny A. Roth Nursing is an art: and if it is to be made an art, it requires an exclusive devotion as hard a
A Chocolate Valentine
By Michael J. North ~ Chocolate for Valentine’s Day shows affection, but chocolate also has a history as a medicine.
Andreas Vesalius at 500
By Michael North ~ Today marks the 499th birthday of the great, 16th-century anatomist Andreas Vesalius, born on December 31, 1514. Throughout 2014 Circulating Now
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.
Alzheimer’s Disease Collection Received
By Margaret Kaiser ~ Recently, the Library received from the National Institute on Aging’s Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center, an excellent collection of
Albinus Anatomical Prints Donation
By Michael North First Edition Albinus Anatomical Prints Come to the National Library of Medicine In April, 2013, Gloria and Paul Spiekermann of Westport, Connecticut