Friday, August 21, 2015
3 US Organizations Set To Join Defense Health Agency
NMHM was founded as the Army Medical Museum in 1862 and is home to a National Historic Landmark collection of more than 25 million objects.
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Saturday, July 4, 2015
Thursday, June 25, 2015
The Inside Story
Circulating Now on June 25, 2015
By Michael Sappol
Inside Out, Pixar's latest hit animated feature, is mainly set on the inside of a young girl's brain. Riley, an eleven-year-old, is operated by a committee of characters, each representing an emotion, who collectively try to deal with her troubles at school and home. It seems like a very contemporary way to depict consciousness, and critical reaction from psychologists and neuroscientists has been largely favorable.
But, strangely, the film echoes an older and quite obscure piece of animated cartooning: a 1944 movie made during wartime for the U.S. Coast Guard, The Inside Story. That film, now preserved in the historical audiovisual collection of the National Library of Medicine, deals with the typical emotional problems suffered by men entering the military service and argues that psychotherapeutic approaches may help.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Six Ways the Civil War Changed American Medicine
150 years ago, the historic conflict forced doctors to get creative and to reframe the way they thought about medicine
A ward in Carver Hospital in Washington, D.C., during the Civil War. One key innovation during this period was the division of hospitals into wards based on disease. (U.S. National Archives)
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Fascinating, strange collection to discover at UB's Medical Museum
William G. McGowan Theater & YouTube
Civil War Medicine & Surgery
Archives specialist Rebecca Sharp will discuss The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865. This published source contains information about Civil War medical and surgical procedures as well as case studies. Video | Captioning | Presentation slides | Handout 1 | Handout 2.