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Special Tours for NIH Festivalgoers

NLM’s History of Medicine Division is offering special tours for the 2016 NIH Research Festival on September 14-16, from 9 to 10 am, in Building 38 across the street from the Natcher Conference Center. We look forward to sharing highlights of our historical collections and resources. Our current display Confronting Violence, Improving Women’s Lives tells…

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180 Years Old

We’re not planning a party this year, but the National Library of Medicine turns 180 years old in 2016. From our beginning in 1836 as a few leather-bound books in the library of the US Army Surgeon General’s office, we became the world’s largest biomedical library. We’re so large that as of today, our most…