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…

NLM’s 175th Anniversary: Highlights of a Remarkable Year

2011 was a milestone year filled with celebrations to mark the Library’s 175 years of public service and information innovation. People throughout NLM served on planning committees, suggested ideas on the NLM anniversary Wiki, or participated in various events. The 175th anniversary activities also engaged people in the medical and scientific communities, library and informatics…