Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Iconograms ; a collection of colored plates illustrating interesting surgical conditions (1913)
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Mutter Museum: More than just a freak show
By Helen Ubinas, Daily News ColumnistPosted: December 24, 2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014
#2499 is MEMOIR OF THE FOUNDING AND PROGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL OBSERVATORY (1873)
#2500 is Welcome Aboard - A Handbook For Naval Medical Personnel, National
Naval Medical Center (1960)
All of BUMED's contributions to the Medical Heritage Library can be seen at
Archivist / Curator
US Navy BUMED Communications Directorate (M09B7)
Office of Medical History
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Report to the Surgeon General, of the United States Army, on certain points connected with the histology of minute bloodvessels (1870) by JJ Woodward
- this rare report with tipped-in photographs has been scanned and placed online by the National Library of Medicine. Woodward did his photomicroscopy work on weekends at the Army Medical Museum.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Friday, October 24, 2014
Civil War Portraits of the Broken Bodies Sent Home
On the National Museum of Health and Medicine's Flickr Commons, portraits of these wounded soldiers show the grim resilience, military pride, and ...
Friday, October 17, 2014
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Michael J. North spoke today at the National Library of Medicine in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month on "Early Latin American Medicine in the NLM Collections." Mr. North is Head of Rare Books and Early Manuscripts in the History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine. Circulating Now interviewed him about his work.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Monday, October 6, 2014
The Medical Heritage Library is looking to gain first-hand information from our users. We've designed a very short – really! – survey that you can find here: http://www.medicalheritage.org/2014-user-survey/ It should only take about ten minutes at most to complete.
We want to know how people are finding our collection and what they're using in it – or what they're not using in it because it isn't there. Please help us get to know our users better and plan more intelligently for the future of our collaboration.
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Monday, September 8, 2014
The Visual Culture of Medicine & Its Objects
September 23, 2014
Riggs Library, Georgetown University
Organizers: Keren Hammerschlag (Georgetown University),
Michael Sappol (National Library of Medicine)
The Department of Art & Art History at Georgetown University, in collaboration with the History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine (National Institutes of Health), presents an interdisciplinary symposium dedicated to critically and creatively examining medical objects, broadly conceived. Presenters from diverse scholarly and professional backgrounds will undertake close readings of medical objects in a variety of media and genres—book illustrations, paintings, sculptures, pamphlets, photographs, instruments, motion pictures and more—from the collections of the National Library of Medicine, Georgetown University, and other repositories. Our aim is to encourage new ways of engaging with objects that sit at the intersection between art and medicine. The outcome, we hope, will be a broadened conception of how the visual and notions of visuality function or falter in medical practice past and present. The program can be found online at http://art.georgetown.edu/story/1242756485205.html
All welcome but numbers are limited. Please register by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org