As the first woman to receive an MD degree from an American medical school, Blackwell overcame many obstacles and laid a foundation for American women physicians.
Tag: Women’s History
Rise, Serve, Lead… And Publish
Circulating Now interviewed Ashley Bowen, Ph.D., about her NLM History Talk “Rise, Serve, Lead… And Publish: Including Women Physicians’ Writings in Rise, Serve, Lead: America’s Women Physicians.”
Seeking Leek Island: An Interview with Pamela Robertson
In 2019, Circulating Now published two blog posts about a scrapbook NLM had recently acquired. One post related the history of Leek Island Military Hospital
Nightingale: Lady and Legend
By Stephen J. Greenberg ~ Some people seem not quite real. Nightingale is not a simple figure to fathom; so much is obscured by her legendary image.
F is for False Noses: A Dose of Humor from Joyce Dennys
By Krista Stracka ~ When times get tough, a much-needed laugh can cut through the stress and fears that accompany uncertainty. But for those cooped
The Contraceptive Pill: Up for Debate in 1969 and Beyond
By Donna J. Drucker ~ G.D. Searle’s Enovid pill came on the market for married women in June 1960 when the U.S. Food and Drug
MD’s Wife: Subscriptions and Prescriptions About Medical Marriages Across the Twentieth Century
By NLM Michael E. DeBakey Fellow Kelly O’Donnell, PhD.
Contraceptive Knowledge in the Mid-19th-Century United States
Circulating Now welcomes guest blogger Donna J. Drucker, MLS, PhD, Senior Advisor, English as the Language of Instruction at Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany. Here, Dr.
Seeking Leek Island: A Personal Journey
By Aliya Rahman ~ The 1918 scrapbook I wrote about in Seeking Leek Island: A Place of Healing reveals Leek Island Military Hospital as a
Bottled Milk: A Mother’s Reach for Infant Health
By Ashley Chang ~ For millennia, mothers around the world have made great sacrifices to ensure the survival of their children. These efforts have changed