Monday, October 2, 2017

Friday, September 8, 2017

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

July 13: New National Library of Medicine history book premiere

You are cordially invited to a public symposium to mark the recent publication of Images of America: US National Library of Medicine, and the simultaneous availability via NLM Digital Collections of the complete book at:

 and original versions of the 170+ images which appear in the book in black and white:

 Learn more about this new, publicly-available publication here:

 The symposium will be a part of the NLM History of Medicine Lecture Series and will take place this Thursday, July 13, 2016, from 2:30pm to 4pm in Lipsett Amphitheater on the first floor of the NIH Clinical Center, Building 10, on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, MD. PLEASE NOTE THE SPECIAL TIME AND VENUE.

 If you cannot join us onsite, you can watch the proceedings via NIH Videocasting: You can also participate in the proceedings via Twitter by following #NLMHistTalk.

 Sign language interpretation is provided. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate may contact Stephen J. Greenberg  at 301-827-4577, or by email at, 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:

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Gallaudet University's aviation medicine exhibit

Deaf Difference + Space Survival Exhibit is an excellent exhibit on the use of deaf men with no sense of balance to experiment on how they and the Mercury 7 astronauts would deal with weightlessness and centrifugal forces. If you're around Washington, DC, it's well worth seeing. An account of the experiments is here -

My photographs of a tour with historian Jean Bergey and original volunteer Harry Larson (and Navy Medicine historian Andre Sobocinski) can be seen here -