John Fogarty sits at his desk, pen in hand.

Papers of Congressman John Fogarty Added to Profiles in Science

New Resource for Researchers on the Historic Expansion of Federal Medical Research and Libraries An extensive selection from the official papers of the legislator known as “Mr. Public Health” is now available online for researchers, historians and the public. These materials provide insights into past congressional battles to win vital funding to fight heart disease,…

Gene Kelly starring in Combat Fatigue Irritability

NLM Brings New Perspective to Historic Gene Kelly Film

One of the treasures preserved by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) is a 1945 US Navy training film directed by and starring Gene Kelly, who was then a rising Hollywood star. Combat Fatigue Irritability is a historically significant, yet largely unknown, work. Now, NLM’s History of Medicine Division (HMD) is making the film available…

Wheelchair Kamikazi blog excerpt

Health and Medicine Blogs Collection: A 21st Century Twist

“What wondrous things my four working limbs were once able to accomplish!” writes Marc, a 48-year-old New Yorker diagnosed with primary progressive multiple sclerosis in 2003, in his blog, “Wheelchair Kamikaze.” You can tap into Marc’s “Rants, Ruminations, and Reflections of a Mad MStery Patient” and 11 more health-related blogs authored by physicians, nurses, patients like…

New Book Reveals NLM Hidden Treasure

“If I have a gift for anything, it’s that I love to find obscure and wonderful things,” says Michael Sappol, PhD, a curator-historian at the National Library of Medicine (NLM). He proves that talent as editor of the new book, Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine, which showcases the world’s largest medical library and…

The Bard Comes to NLM

A special display at the National Library of Medicine offers an unusual perspective on the work of William Shakespeare, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. “And there’s the humor of it” Shakespeare and the four humors explores how characters in Shakespeare’s plays were conceived of and characterized in terms of the…