Circulating Now welcomes guest bloggers Ariel Ludwig, Jessica Brabble, and E. Thomas Ewing, from Virginia Tech to explore the use of masks on World War
By Mark S. Micale ~ This essay was originally published in Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine, 2011 and also available on Medicine on
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
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
By Matthew Stibbe ~ Even before the guns fell silent in Northern France and Belgium on November 11, 1918, the prevalence of mental disturbance among
By Aliya Rahman ~ The 1918 scrapbook I wrote about in Seeking Leek Island: A Place of Healing reveals Leek Island Military Hospital as a
By Aliya Rahman ~ Across the globe, World War I—known by contemporaries as the “The War to End All Wars” —took millions of lives and
At last, Dr. Bayne-Jones received word that he would be released from army service in May 1919. By early June, he was back in the U.S. for the first time in over two years.
By Susan L. Speaker ~ The newspaper headlines on November 11, 1918 were exultant: after more than four long years, the Great War was over!
By Susan L. Speaker ~ After the United States entered the World War in April 1917, Dr. Wilbur Sawyer, a 37-year-old public health administrator with