For the (Medical) Record: HMD Site Celebrates Art of Archiving

The NLM’s History of Medicine Division marked American Archives Month in October with a new Web site, Celebrating the American Medical Record that highlights some of the Library’s outstanding online exhibits.

The site includes the online exhibits That Girl There Is A Doctor In Medicine, featuring archival holdings that document the life of Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to graduate from medical school and receive an MD; Joshua Lederberg: Biomedical Science and the Public Interest the story of how a Nobel Prize-winning scientist bridged the divide between science, society, and politics during the second half of the 20th century; and AIDS Ephemera, an exhibit that spotlights NLM’s collection of comics, booklets, pamphlets, posters, cards, and buttons produced by government and private organizations to educate the public about AIDS.

For more information, contact Paul Theerman, Head, Images and Archives. American Archives Month was sponsored by the Society of American Archivists.