TOXMAP Updates Include TRI Data

TOXMAP, the popular National Library of Medicine interactive Web site pinpointing by city, state and zip code the amount and location of certain toxic chemicals released into the environment has been updated with Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data from 2007. Users can now save search results, and the site has improved zoom and toggle capabilities.…

History of Medicine Collection Featured in Scientific American Online

Ten illustrations from the National Library of Medicine History of Medicine collection were featured in a March 2009 Scientific American online story and slide presentation, “Anatomy Lessons through the Ages.” The story, using period text and images, provided a glimpse into the science of early medicine. Among the NLM illustrations were Johannes de Ketham’s 1490s…

Recognizing the Red Cross and Medical Milestones

In addition to being Red Cross Month, when the American Red Cross promotes its services and raises funds, March is the month when the cause of tuberculosis was discovered and the first polio vaccine developed. The Red Cross Organized by Clara Barton in 1881, the American Red Cross was largely dependent on individual donations in…