aerial view of NLM in 1968

No Fooling: NLM Officially Became Part of NIH on April 1, 1968

With this article, we begin an occasional series on key events in NLM’s history that took place in 1968. What’s in a name? Since its founding as the Library of the Office of the Surgeon General of the Army in 1836, today’s National Library of Medicine has had several different names and affiliations. In 1922,…

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Who Am I? Twelve Notable Women in Medical History

It’s Women’s History Month. To celebrate, we’re profiling 12 women who were pioneers in the field of health and medicine—with a twist. We’re writing about them in first person as if they had access to today’s news. How many can you identify? 1. The Founder I was a mother of two daughters. But when it…

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A to Z with Medical History

From an Arabic manuscript from the year 1094 to social media about Zika, NLM’s History of Medicine Division (HMD) works to ensure that historical and current treasures are available to anyone who’s curious. The NIH Catalyst recently explored the nature of that work, with two stories about HMD’s efforts to preserve and share those treasures–and…