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Exhibitions Connect: How Partners Bring NLM Health Information Resources to Communities Across America!

Librarians are the information superheroes of the 21stcentury. In today’s hyper-connected world, saturated with studies, reports, data, records, pictures, sponsored content, and even misinformation, librarians help us sort through it all and find the information that is meaningful, trustable, and that meets our needs. The National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world’s largest collection of…

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Hamilton and Yellow Fever: The Library Where It Happens

The year was 1793. The place was Philadelphia, which was at that time the nation’s capital. The city was thriving. And so was a dangerous disease called yellow fever. Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton would contract it. As would the prominent physician and founding father Benjamin Rush. George Washington didn’t get it. He fled…

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Ill-Conceived, Well-Drawn Graphic Medicine Program Draws Fans

In an era when digital info rules and high tech is titan, an emerging approach in health communication is leading us literally back to the drawing board. “Graphic medicine”—a field using comics to convey messages about wellness and illness—has burgeoned over the last decade and a new installation at the National Library of Medicine is…

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Images of Coretta Scott King Grace the Library of Medicine

NIH’s theme for Black History Month is “Success Always Leaves Footprints.” Sometimes, those footprints come from high heels. At NLM, we’re proud to be displaying two posters featuring Coretta Scott King, civil rights leader and wife of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in the lobby of the Lister Hill Building throughout February. They are on…