Photo of Selma DeBakey (left, 1915-2013) and Lois DeBakey, PhD (right, 1920-2016).

NLM Celebrates Acquisition of Selma and Lois DeBakey Papers

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has acquired the papers of sisters Selma DeBakey (1915-2013) and Lois DeBakey, PhD (1920-2016), pioneers in biomedical communications who used humor as one of their signature teaching techniques. These remarkable women also wrote extensively about the responsibilities of authors, editors, and reviewers and on topics such as literary ethics…

Staff from the NLM's History of Medicine Division talk to students.

Exhibitions Connect: How Partners Bring NLM Health Information Resources to Communities Across America!

Librarians are the information superheroes of the 21stcentury. In today’s hyper-connected world, saturated with studies, reports, data, records, pictures, sponsored content, and even misinformation, librarians help us sort through it all and find the information that is meaningful, trustable, and that meets our needs. The National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world’s largest collection of…

black & white portraits of four founding fathers against a background of the U.S. Declaration of Independence

Physician-Patriots: Four Signers of the Declaration of Independence

Among the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence were four practicing physicians: two famous for their work in medicine and two better known for their political activities. (A fifth signer, Oliver Wolcott, studied medicine for a time but never practiced.) NLM in Focus is celebrating Independence Day by looking back at the important roles…