Visible Human Male and Female

The Visible Human Project at 20

If something has been used regularly for 20 years, you might expect it to show signs of aging. Not so for the Visible Human Project. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) introduced the Visible Human Project (VHP) in November 1994 and in doing so revolutionized our ability to view and understand human anatomy. NLM’s Michael…

Dr. Donald Lindberg

NLM Director to Retire in 2015

National Library of Medicine Director Donald A.B. Lindberg, MD will retire at the end of March 2015, after more than 30 years leading the world’s largest medical library. “I thought the National Library of Medicine was wonderful when I arrived in 1984, and my admiration for the institution, its mission, and all who work here…

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Teaching Tools: NLM Resources for Educators

Ben Franklin’s nuggets of wisdom about teaching—and learning—ring as true today as they did in his Colonial America: “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” At the beginning of the new school year, NLM in Focus is highlighting the National Library of Medicine’s unique educational resources. These…