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Hamilton and Yellow Fever: The Library Where It Happens

The year was 1793. The place was Philadelphia, which was at that time the nation’s capital. The city was thriving. And so was a dangerous disease called yellow fever. Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton would contract it. As would the prominent physician and founding father Benjamin Rush. George Washington didn’t get it. He fled…

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2018’s Seasons of Stories from NLM in Focus

Happy New Year! As we look back at 2018, we’d like to share a few NLM in Focus stories about some of the people and services from the National Library of Medicine that are making a difference in scientific discovery and public health. Winter 2018 We posted a profile of Dr. Kira Makarova of NCBI,…

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More Holiday Singing with the National Library of Medicine

Earlier this month, we were singing “Data, Data, Data” to the tune of “The Dreidel Song.” Now, we can be heard putting an NLM twist on the holiday classic “Jingle Bells.” N-L-M to tune of “Jingle Bells” Dashing through the stacks, Retrieving as we go. We scan and cart and prep to bind While shouting…