Exhibition team members stand with a banner from the Confronting Violence exhibition.

On the Road with NLM’s Traveling Exhibitions

Almost as popular as tickets to an Adele concert. Or Springsteen. Or Yo-Yo Ma. Okay, we’re exaggerating, but the National Library of Medicine’s traveling exhibitions are definitely in demand. Within one week, they’re usually booked for four years. They’ve been in all 50 states and abroad. How it happened You could call it serendipity. In…

A woman looks over documents and artifacts in the Confronting Violence display.

Confronting Violence: Improving Women’s Lives — Why NLM Is Hosting This Important Show

On September 17, the National Library of Medicine officially opened its latest special display, Confronting Violence: Improving Women’s Lives. The project, which will be on display in the History of Medicine Division until August 19, 2016, details the history and impact of nurses addressing domestic violence. These nurses not only conducted groundbreaking research on the…

S. Kalani Brady, MD on Kalaupapa Then and Now

S. Kalani Brady, MD has a unique group of patients. Brady is the primary care physician for the last surviving Hansen’s disease (leprosy) patients on the remote Hawaiian peninsula of Kalaupapa. As a physician, he helps protect their health. As an expert and lecturer on Kalaupapa’s history, he helps preserve their legacy. “Practically everyone on…

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…

A Look Inside NLM’s New Exhibition, “Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness”

“There’s nothing else like this,” says NIH postdoctoral fellow Alika Maunakea during a visit to the National Library of Medicine’s new exhibition, Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness. The exhibition explores health and medicine from the perspective of contemporary American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians. “America’s Native population has a lot…