Photo of Selma DeBakey (left, 1915-2013) and Lois DeBakey, PhD (right, 1920-2016).

NLM Celebrates Acquisition of Selma and Lois DeBakey Papers

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has acquired the papers of sisters Selma DeBakey (1915-2013) and Lois DeBakey, PhD (1920-2016), pioneers in biomedical communications who used humor as one of their signature teaching techniques. These remarkable women also wrote extensively about the responsibilities of authors, editors, and reviewers and on topics such as literary ethics…

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Physician-Patriots: Four Signers of the Declaration of Independence

Among the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence were four practicing physicians: two famous for their work in medicine and two better known for their political activities. (A fifth signer, Oliver Wolcott, studied medicine for a time but never practiced.) NLM in Focus is celebrating Independence Day by looking back at the important roles…

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It’s the NLM Technical Bulletin’s Golden Anniversary!

How do I send an email? This wasn’t an easy question in 1972. Fortunately, you could have learned what to do by turning to page 6 of the newsletter we now call the NLM Technical Bulletin. For 50 years, searchers and librarians have been relying on the NLM Technical Bulletin to find out about everything…

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Test Your Knowledge of NLM Presidential Trivia

As the nation prepares to celebrate Washington’s Birthday, NLM in Focus would like to share a few of NLM’s connections to five past presidents. Can you name the president for each challenge? Who said this? At the time of NLM’s sesquicentennial, this US president said: “American citizens, for whom the health of their loved ones…