Exhibit Recognizes African American Midwives

For more than three centuries, African American midwives delivered babies and practiced basic family medicine mainly in rural counties in the South. The role of those midwives, and the contributions they made to maternal and infant care, are highlighted in a new National Library of Medicine exhibit that opened in February. Nothing To Work With But…

NLM Expands Post-Quake Support for Haiti

The National Library of Medicine has several new resources to help the people of Haiti and the medical teams responding to the earthquake. The Health Resources for Haiti Web page provides a compilation of resources for medical teams. The page includes Creole-language materials for non-Creole speakers, as well as information on traumatic injuries, mass fatalities,…

Papers of Daniel Nathans Added to Profiles in Science

The papers of Nobel Prize winner Daniel Nathans, MD, are now part of the National Library of Medicine Web site, Profiles in Science. Nathans (1928-1999) was a pioneering molecular biologist. He won the 1978 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his innovative use of restriction enzymes in analyzing virus genomes. “Dr. Nathans’ work demonstrated the…

“Bookshelf” Offers National Academies Reports

More than 70 reports and workshop summaries by the National Academies are now available online at the “Bookshelf” site, produced by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). The National Academies convene expert scientific and technological committees to address critical national issues, and advise the federal government and  public. The National Academies include the National…

Oprah’s Magazine Gives Nod to MedlinePlus

Oprah Winfrey’s popular and award-winning O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE, recently chose MedlinePlus.gov as the most reliable site for information on prescription drugs in the United States. The magazine commented, “You’ll find drug interactions, the latest black box warnings about serious adverse effects, and extensive information on supplements, including efficacy.” You can get drug and other health…