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…

New Blog Chronicles the Creation and Journey of NLM’s Healing Totem Pole

In October, the National Library of Medicine will open a new exhibition, Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness. The exhibition, which will examine concepts of health and medicine among contemporary American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawai’ians, will feature a healing totem pole intended to promote good health. As a prelude to…