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…

NLM Celebrates Acquisition of Papers of Sickle Cell Pioneer

February 2, 2012 would have been the 90th birthday of Charles F. Whitten, pediatric hematologist, co-founder of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA), and devoted husband, father, and grandfather.  The National Library of Medicine marked the occasion by celebrating the acquisition of Dr. Whitten’s papers.  This unique collection will help people better understand the…

A Delicate Touch: Preserving Rare Books, Prints, Letters and Other Objects on Paper at the NLM

The National Library of Medicine will join libraries and institutions nationwide to celebrate the second annual Preservation Week (April 24-30), promoting ways to preserve belongings whether in a library, museum, or home. To highlight NLM’s 2011 Preservation Week activities, we have a behind the scenes look at how the Library preserves its valuable collection of…