A chest X-ray showing tuberculosis in the lungs

Road-Tested TB Screening in Kenya

Getting screened for TB often involved two days of travel and lost wages for Kenyans. Now, it can often be done in minutes and more people can get tested, saving lives and keeping family members and friends from getting infected from this airborne disease. It took a stellar team, tenacity, a truck—and a little luck…

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…