Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Following on the National Library of Medicine's participation in the recent symposium Shared Horizons: Data, Biomedicine, and the Digital Humanities, and as part of its ongoing cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities, you are cordially invited to the next NLM History of Medicine lecture, to be held on Tuesday, April 30, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., in the NLM Visitor Center, Building 38A on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD.
The speaker will be Dr. E. Thomas Ewing, from Virginia Tech, who will speak on "'Scourge on Wane; Fatalities Fewer': Interpreting Newspaper Coverage of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic."
Please note that this lecture was announced earlier under a somewhat different title.
This lecture will describe how a team of researchers is harnessing the power of data mining techniques with the interpretive analytics of the humanities and social sciences to understand how newspapers shaped public opinion and represented authoritative knowledge during the deadly pandemic that struck the United States in 1918. The research methods developed through this project promise new insights into understanding the spread of information and the flow of disease in other societies facing the threat of pandemics.
All are welcome.
Sign language interpretation is provided. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate may contact Stephen Greenberg at 301-435-4995, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Federal Relay (1-800-877-8339).
Due to current security measures at NIH, off-campus visitors are advised to consult the NLM Visitors and Security website:
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Jeffrey S. Reznick, PhD, Chief
Stephen J. Greenberg, MSLS, PhD
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By Lee Bowman Scripps Howard News Service
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The article quotes Alan Hawk of the medical museum and Ken Koyle of NLM.
Another version is here.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
It is with great pleasure that we present to you the latest edition of The Grog, A Journal of Navy Medical History and Culture. In this issue, we offer our readers an original assortment of stories, essays, trivia and book reviews covering the topics of: the life and lessons of the heroic World War I nurse Edith Cavell; a look back at Hennesey, the only Navy Medicine-themed TV sitcom in history; the Navy's 115-year history of Global Health Engagement; Navy's Medicine and the Knickerbocker Theater Disaster; an illustrated look at service with the FMF; oral history interviews and their application to the arts; notes from the Navy Medical Archives; and a short review of Larry Berman's book, "Zumwalt." As always we hope you enjoy this tour on the high seas of Navy Medicine's past.
Issue 36, 2013
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By Peggy McEwan,
Washington Post March 6 2013
- there's a picture of my friend Paul Theerman in the Incunabula room too.
|The National Museum of Health and Medicine: Fascinating, but not ... |
Every once in a while, our adventures around the DC-Metro don't go so well. An exhibit disappoints, a show can't hold the preschooler attention span, ...
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| Hospital receives book with 5000 19th century remedies|
Idaho State Journal
SODA SPRINGS — The Mini-Medical Museum at Caribou Memorial Hospital received a book from a descendent of Dr. William H. Anderson, who was a registered ...
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
genetics, the Wellcome Library's new digital resource which contains over
a million pages of books and archives relating to the history of genetics.
A further half million pages will be added over the coming weeks from the
holdings of the Wellcome Library and our partner institutions at Cold
Spring Harbor Laboratory Library, King's College London, University
College London, Glasgow University Archives and the Churchill Archives
Codebreakers contains twenty archives including the papers of Francis
Crick, James Watson, Maurice Wilkins and Rosalind Franklin, as well as
archives of the Eugenics Society, made available by kind permission of the
Council of the Galton Institute, the papers of J B S Haldane, and the
collections of Guido Pontecorvo and his students Malcolm Ferguson-Smith
and James Renwick at Glasgow University.
Codebreakers also contains over a thousand digitised books covering the
science, history and social and cultural aspects of genetics and related
disciplines, mostly from the 20th century.
You can find out more about Codebreakers and the collections we have
digitised on our website http://wellcomelibrary.org
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Grotesque Mummy Head Reveals Advanced Medieval Science
Doctors in medieval Europe weren't as idle as it may seem, as a new analysis of the oldest-known preserved human dissection in Europe reveals
Thursday, February 28, 2013
|The National Museum of Health and Medicine |
However, you'd have a hard time answering the following question, "Excuse me, do you know where the National Museum of Health and Medicine is located?
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|See Albert Einstein's brain and other matters of medical history ... |
Allentown Morning Call
The nation's finest and oldest medical museum — celebrating its 150th anniversary March 4 — bills itself as "disturbingly informative" and that is ...
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It appears as though they may hold his papers which might make an interesting research project. Belskie worked on a Birth Atlas in 1940. The museum publishes a small booklet about him that's available at the information desk.
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Brad Meltzer's new thriller gets Oval Office insight
By Kurt Anthony Krug
"Meltzer explained that the idea for the book came during a visit to the little-known U.S. Army-run National Museum of Health and Medicine near Washington."
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|Ancient pills found in shipwreck offer rare insight into early ...|
The results offer a peek into the complexity and sophistication of ancient ...
Why should you care? On his website, Meltzer writes:
In this case, it began with a government employee who told me that I needed to come to a secret museum that almost no one knew about. Naturally, I was suspicious, so I asked him what they had at this so-called museum. Then he told me: We have pieces of Abraham Lincoln's skull, the bullet that killed him, and even the bones of John Wilkes Booth, if you want to see them.
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|Einstein's brain: Even on the surface, extraordinary - latimes.com|
Los Angeles Times
One hundred sixty of the slides, made from 240 "blocks" of Einstein's brain, are at Princeton's University Medical Center, and an additional 560 slides are housed at the National Museum of Health and Medicine, until recently on the grounds of Walter ...
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
|Visit to a Medical Museum; Plastic Surgeon Makes Healing Trips to ...|
Voice of America
The museum also has anatomical collections of bones and preserved human organs. The National Museum of Health and Medicine opened as the Army Medical Museum ...
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|The National Museum of Health and Medicine: America's hidden ... |
The National Museum of Health and Medicine. It's not large like Mount Rushmore , iconic like the Statue of Liberty, or symbolic like The White House. It's small ...
|DCMilitary.com: NMHM Holds 25th Annual Forensic Anthropology ... |
bySubmitted by: National Museum of Health and Medicine. Franklin Damann, Anatomical Collections Curator at the National Museum of Health and Medicine ...
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The tragic death of President James Garfield
CBS News' Sunday Morning July 1 2012
In 1881 James A. Garfield became the second U.S. President to be assassinated. As Mo Rocca learns, however, his death could have been avoided.
[Book author Candace Millard did research in the Museum, and former Museum curator Jeff Reznick appears]
Monday, July 2, 2012
|Artifact History: Nélaton probe « BoothieBarn |
The collection of the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) contains several objects relating to Presidential health and care. In regards to the ...
Friday, June 22, 2012
The NMHM's public affairs office has moved the Museum's website and taken down a lot of material the Guide to the Collections (which listed over 500 large groupings of material for researchers), any articles written by staff, all the transcripts of the AFIP Oral histories, the Archives annual reports and probably more.
They did take the time to go through the Archives annual reports, cull all the users of the Archives over 20 years, and put it in one big list. They converted all the finding aids to pdfs, which probably makes them less visible to search engines. The also broke all the links in the History of Medicine Finding Aids Consortium search engine hosted by the National Library of Medicine.
You can still find the Guide to the Collections at the Internet Archive or buy a print copy at cost from Lulu. Fortunately Internet Archive had crawled the site and you can find all the useful missing material here. However, search engines will no longer pull this up for you apparently, based on a quick test for the Foreword to Photographic Atlas of Civil War Injuries (which you can still read here).
*Actually we didn't because he was a bit of a loon - see Gettysburg, battle of or, Key, Philip Barton, murder of.